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Lesley Pawar

LESLEY A. PAWAR (nee Ferrara) age 49, beloved wife for 16 years of Roger; loving mother of Austin, Scarlett and Lily; cherished daughter of Carol Ferrara (Raymond DelBrocco, deceased) and Ralph Ferrara; dearest sister of Michael Ferrara, Shelley Liposky and Jimmy Ferrara; treasured daughter-in-law of Joanne (nee Halloran) and Raj Pawar; fond sister-in-law of Jeff Pawar (wife Nancy) and the late John Pawar; dear niece, aunt, cousin and friend of many.

Lesley was born on April 11, 1969 in Cleveland and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 6, 2019. She was a resident of Bentleyville, Ohio for 12 years and a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish for 10 years. Lesley graduated from Euclid High School where she was a cheerleader. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Lesley was active with The Ohio State Alumni Association. She worked for Pfizer as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Lesley loved social events, holidays and handmaking all her children’s costumes. She was a Girl Scout Troop Mom and enjoyed watching Survivor with her husband and children.

Lesley was a traveler; she loved going to concerts, vacationing and exploring the world. Being with her husband, three beautiful children and friends gave Lesley the most enjoyment in life. Lesley enjoyed making Christmas cookies with her kids and hosting the Annual Family Christmas Eve party with Uncle Michael’s Egg Game. She will be remembered most as a beautiful, selfless, loving and sweet woman who was strong and a fighter. Lesley was caring, fun and always a happy and positive person throughout all her life who enjoyed sky diving and was a thrill seeker. She was a hard-worker, dedicated to education and her career. Lesley was competitive and loved to win. Lesley will be dearly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Lesley to Hospice of the Western Reserve PO Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192 or the V Foundation (Jimmy V.) 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church 496 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Lesley at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.)  SUNDAY 2-4 & 5-8 PM.


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  1. Shannon French, Jonny Flint, and Fraya Brattebo

    What a heartbreaking loss to all. She was such a bright light, and her love for her family shone in everything she did. Our deepest condolences to the Pawar family. May your beautiful memories of Lesley bring you some comfort.

  2. So sorry for your loss.
    Ramona Ugalde

  3. Dear Roger,
    We are all so heartbroken for you, Austin and the girls. Lesley was an amazing mother, wife and such a lady.
    Our deepest sympathy. Vince, Derdriu, Rosie and Henry.

  4. Deepest sympathies and condolences for the Pawar and Ferrara families.

  5. Bob and Patti Brent

    Roger, We were so sad to learn of Lesley’s passing. We are out of the country at the present time, but would have wanted to attend her memorial service. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Roger,

    My heart aches for you brother. I don’t know what happened. I remember being at your wedding. It was a great day. I hope that you and your family can find peace during this tough time. God bless.

  7. James & Tisha Mochan

    Lesley was such a beautiful soul. So thankful for the opportunity to know her. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.

  8. Roger and Family.
    Lesley was an amazing wife and mother. I had the honor of helping Lesley with Girls Scouts and I truly paled in comparison!
    What a beautiful write up, so true about Lesley! It was an honor to be her friend! God bless you.

  9. Desiree Gendron

    My deepest sympathy to Roger, Austin, Scarlett, and Lily….and to all those who loved Lesley. #C2C2019….will ride for you. Des

  10. You will be always remember for your loving and caring natureand your beautiful smile.Miss you Lesley. Deepest condolences for Roger and family.Bhavpurna Shradhanjali

  11. brad barricklow

    Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and your family. If there is anything I can ever do for you please reach out to me. Brad Barricklow

  12. Mary Jo Capozzoli


    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.

    Mary Jo

  13. Very Sad news heard this morning, Deepest Sympathies and Condolences to Pawar Family & Ferrara Family.

  14. Marilyn and Dominic D’Amico

    We offer our condolences to the family of Lesley Pawar. To her husband Roger and children, to her mother and father-in-law Joanne and Raj Pawar and her sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Jeff Pawar. May you all find comfort in the memory of your loved one.
    With our deepest Sympathy,
    Marilyn and Dominic D’Amico

  15. My heart is very heavy. My condolences to your beautiful family. I will love you always and forever my friend. Such a lovely soul

  16. Dear bro Roger it’s a great loss to you and your kids.we pray God to give you strength to overcome this loss and get up.May her soul RIP.

  17. Roger, I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words to take away this pain, but I do hope the beautiful memories you and your kids have made with Lesley, ease the ache. Prayers and hugs to you.
    With sympathy,
    Beth Schill

  18. Dear Roger, Austin, Scarlett, Lily,
    Thank you for always sharing mom with me. I will miss her dearly. She was truly the best friend anyone could ever ask for…we will always be soul sisters. Love you all!

  19. Roger and family…I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember meeting Lesley in Las Vegas she was having such a great time. May all the joyful memories bring you and your family peace. She is looking down on you and your family from heaven!

  20. Jennifer Nagel

    May Lesley’s family be surrounded with love and support as they navigate the loss of this amazing woman. Lesley was an absolute treasure and I am forever grateful to her.

  21. Joyce & Dennis Holmes

    Raja, Joanne & family, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending many prayers to give your family strength during this difficult time.

  22. Keli Schubert & Nick Tekavic

    Words cannot express how very sorry we are for your loss. Lesley was one of the most welcoming and pleasant people we have every met. Her smile was contagious and she could easily light up a room. It was truly a pleasure having the opportunity to know her over the last several years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time.

  23. Keli & Budd Shcubert & Nick Tekavic

    Words cannot express how very sorry we are for your loss. Lesley was one of the most welcoming and pleasant people we have every met. Her smile was contagious and she could easily light up a room. It was truly a pleasure having the opportunity to know her over the last several years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time.

  24. Aunt Jeannie and Uncle Bob

    Dearest Roger, Austin, Scarlett and Lily, my heart is so heavy. Lesley will be missed so much. All my love to you

  25. Roger and Children,
    Unfortunately me and Cassidy will be out of town for the services and wanted to offer our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. What a great example Lesley was for your children, loving, dedicated and her strong will to live!!! God Bless You and Your Family

  26. My condolences to your family on the passing of Lesley. It is never easy to lose a sweet and bright angel. I pray for your peace and comfort as you continue your life journey without her earthly presence.

  27. Renata McBride

    Roger – So much love to you and the kids. Lesley was truly just a beautiful soul who brought so much happiness and joy to those around her. Heaven gained a true angel.

  28. Roger ,
    The Oncology Field Sales Trainer team want to send our heartfelt condolences to you and your children. We are all over the US but our GL trainers will be there to support you in person and we will be making a donation to the V Foundation in Lesley Pawar memory to fight this disease through research .
    We care ,
    Carlon Burt Hematology and Solid Field Sales Trainer Team

  29. Kim and Jeff Cox

    Roger, Although we hadn’t seen you or Lesley in quite some time, we will truly miss her and want to express our deepest sympathy to you and the kids. Lesley was a great friend through high school and college and we will miss her bubbly personality

  30. Roger and family,
    My deepest condolences to you and your children. May you find comfort in knowing how many people are praying for you at this difficult time.

  31. Katherine Owen

    My heart goes out to Lesley’s dear family. May they feel the blessings of faith, hope and love.

  32. Missy and Mike Schramm

    Leslie was a treasured friend of my sister, Mary Gallagher. We have fond memories of Leslie as a sweet, kind, and outgoing person who always made those around her feel comfortable and welcome in her presence. Our hearts go out to her beloved family and all those who loved her.
    Wishing you comfort and peace,
    The Schramm family
    Missy, Mike, Stephanie, Caitlin & Amanda

  33. I did not know Lesley personally, but I have been praying for her and will continue to pray for all of you. What a beautiful family, what a beautiful woman. May she rest in peace.

  34. Timothy And L. Suzann VanDuzer

    To Roger and your children. I couldn’t believe the news. Knowing Lesley was a great joy. She was the kindest person. She meant a lot to everyone who k we her. It us a great loss that she is no longer with us. I’m so sorry for your loss!

  35. Shocked and devasted to hear about Lesley passing. My condolences to her family and friends.

  36. Thoughts and Prayers to the Pawar and Ferrara family. My heart hurts for all of you. May god bless all of you. I would see all of Leslie’s posts on fb with her family and kids and what an amazing person she was. She will be the angel watching over all of you.

  37. Gembarski Family

    Our condolences for the Pawar and Ferrara families

  38. Keeping the Pawar family in my prayers at this time of sorry and loss. Praying that God bestows his blessing on you all to celebrate Lesley’s life and to embrace her memory in all you do going forward.

    God Bless

  39. Tim pretchel jr

    Very sad to hear about leslie passing, we went from elementary school to graduation, such a wonderful person she was, my condolences and prayers to both family’s

  40. (Cousins) Jennifer Bartkus and Elijah Bowers

    Lesley always talked to me at family gatherings. She would comment on how grown up Elijah was getting and always liked my posts on fb. I remember when I sent her pictures of the kids the one of Austin’s shoe which had come apart from running around she just laughed and found it funny. She was the nicest, most kind hearted person I have ever known. She was always so happy, caring, and always positive but, most of all a beautiful mother who loved her kids and husband more than anything in this world. I will miss her dearly. To my wonderful cousins Roger, Austin, Scarlett and Lily I hope one day you will find peace in your hearts. One day when the Lord calls us home too we will all be together again. Earth is just Gods test. Mom is watching over you smiling beaming with pride along with our loved ones. Make her more proud than ever in all that you do each day. We love you.

  41. Jennifer Nicholas

    A beautiful wife, mother, friend, is gone way to soon. My thoughts and prayers are with Roger, the children and extended families. May The wonderful memories of Lesley make each day a bit less difficult. Sending Love,
    Jennifer Nicholas McBride

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