Dolores Lekstutis
February 24, 2017


Life Legacy

Dolores Alvina (Stadler) Lekstutis passed away February 24th in Orlando, Florida, surrounded by family. Born October 8th, 1931, in Queens, NY, the daughter of William and Catherine Stadler. She graduated from The Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School. In 1950, she married Frank Lekstutis. They raised their five children first in Brooklyn, NY, then in Ronkonkoma, Long Island.

Dolores was a teachers aid for many years, and retired from the State of New York as a driving inspector in 1986, moving first to Wells, NY, then to Sebring, FL in 1992.

Dolores was a life long Catholic and was very active in the church, leading Women's Bible Study groups every place she lived. A current member of St. Catherine's Church, she was a past president of the Council of Catholic Women. Giving back and serving God was her life-long calling. While living in Ronkonkoma, Dolores became very active with the PTA, where she advocated for students to receive adequate services and education in a growing community and was president of the PTA for many years.

Frank and Dolores's home is filled not only with pictures of all her family and friends, but many of her paintings. Her children all have her paintings hanging in their homes, all painted by Mom with special themes for them. Throughout her life she shared her love of singing and playing piano with both her family and the church, singing in the choir for many years. In her retirement, she loved to travel, spending time visiting friends and family around the country and abroad.

Dolores is survived by her husband of 66 years, Frank Lekstutis, her five children, Frank (Patricia) of Staten Island, NY, Veronica of Tampa, FL, Arthur (Gina) of Nesconset, NY, Matthew (Amy) of Rocky River, OH, and Albert of Santa Cruz, CA along with her grandchildren Julie, James, Abigail, Jessica, Colin, Allison and Lia, and her sister-in Law, Antoinette Stadler of Fairfield, CT as well as many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her brother, William, and her sister, Katherine, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Bette and Ben Platt, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Muriel Lekstutis.

Calling hours will be Monday, February 27th from 4-6 PM at Morris Funeral Chapel in Sebring, Florida. Mass celebrating Dolores's life will be held at 10 AM Tuesday, February 28th at St.Catherine's Church in Sebring.

Condolences or Life Stories may be expressed in her Guestbook. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Fl.

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Preceded In Death By

William, Brother
Katherine, Sister
Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law
Bette and Ben Platt
Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law
John and Muriel Lekstutis

Survived By

Frank Lekstutis, Husband
Five Children
Frank (Patricia), Veronica, Arthur (Gina),
Matthew (Amy), and Albert
Julie, James, Abigail, Jessica,
Colin, Allison and Lia
Antoinette Stadler, Sister-In-Law
many nieces and nephews


Date Of Birth: October 8th, 1931
Place Of Birth: Queens, NY
Place Of Death: Orlando, FL.
Date Of Death: February 24, 2017


Calling hours will be 4-6 pm, Monday,
Feb. 27, 2017 at Morris Funeral Chapel.
Mass celebrating Dolores's life will be
held at 10 AM, Tuesday, Feb.28, 2017
at St, Catherine Catholic Church.


02/27/2017 - Kenneth and Lorraine Geiger

Delores was a beloved friend. We will miss her very very much.


02/27/2017 - Lisa Stadler Gander

I have beautiful memories of my Aunt Dolores. Among my favorite, was her playing the organ and as we all joined in singing Christmas songs. She will be missed. All our love, thoughts and prayers to the Lekstutis Family. Love Lisa Stadler Gander


03/02/2017 Virginia (Ginny) McQueen

Dolores was a friend of my mom's (June McQueen) since Grammar school. She was not related to me but I called her "Aunt Dolores." Her son Arthur was in my grade at school. Our families spent time together as I grew up. We got together for barbecues and other social gatherings. I remember her showing me how she played her organ and she played beautifully. Frank and Dolores visited us in Arizona and his allergies went crazy. When I was 9, my mom had a surgery and she took care of my infant sister, Nancy who was her godchild, so my Dad could work while my mom was in the hospital. What I remember most is she was always so positive and smiling.


03/04/2017 - Eric Statler

We always will remember our times in Wells, NY At the cabins and the Lake. Mom still talks about The beautiful views of the lake at dusk. We will miss her and pray for Her husband Frank for the family for peace and God's Love during this difficult time. Love always Aunt Toni & Stadlers


03/10/2017 - Veronica Lekstutis

I don't know what we all would have grown up to be, if it hadn't been for Mom (& Dad) and their amazing examples of Integrity, Humility and Service to others.
Mom's Faith and Love were remarkable to watch, even in the midst of difficult times. Too me, such an example of How Jesus lived, to Love and Serve others.
She will be missed here on earth. We are really looking forward to our reunion with her in heaven.