Alexander Leskiw, of East Hanover, passed away on September 25, 2020 at the Ingelmoor Rehabilitation Care Center in Livingston at the age of 94. He was born on January 7, 1926 in Voloschyna, Ukraine to the late Michael and Maria (Osadca) Leskiw. A long-time resident of Queens, NY, he retired to East Hanover in 2002. He was a parishioner of St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church in NY and subsequently of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church of Whippany.
Upon arriving in the United States, he was inducted into the US Army, where he proudly served with the 24th Infantry Tank Division during the Korean War.
Alexander studied engineering in the prestigious Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany and subsequently at Columbia University in New York where he received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He spent the majority of his professional career at S&S Paper Corrugated Machinery Company in Brooklyn. He was employed there for over 40 years, retiring as chief design engineer for converting equipment.
Alexander was an active member of the Ukrainian Engineers’ Society of America for many years, holding different positions on the Executive Board, including Vice-President and Secretary, and was a long-time editor of the Society’s news magazine ‘Bulletin’. He was also a member of the Ukrainian Institute of America and the Ukrainian Museum in New York.
He was the beloved husband of 63 years of Daria (Elyjiw), devoted father of daughter Ulana Markiv with husband Volodymyr, son Mark with wife Lisa (Voci), loving grandfather of Dominick Leskiw and Erika Markiv, dear brother of Olga Horodecky and uncle of Adrian Horodecky, brother-in-law of Volodymyr Elyjiw with wife Orysia (Brodowicz) and children Adriana and Nestor.
The family understands and acknowledges that many people may not be comfortable in group settings in these trying times. Please keep them in your hearts and prayers.