Melinda Leslie, 64, formerly of South Canaan died Wednesday morning, September 28, 2016 at Mid Valley Health Care Center after a prolonged battle against Alzheimer’s disease.
Born November 21, 1951 in Honesdale, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Pauline Ulsafer Putman.
Melinda worked in the construction industry for many years; she was involved in both sales and administration. Melinda was a beautiful free spirit who loved spending time with her family, dancing, classic rock music, the outdoors, animals, traveling, the beach and sunshine, and Native American Indians.
She is survived by her friend and former husband, Wayne Leslie; two daughters, Julie Tonetti and her husband Paul of Hollisterville, and Shawnna Armstrong of Lake Ariel and her fiancé Bill Andrews; two granddaughters, Sierra and Ellyana; brothers, Allan and wife Myra, Sherman and wife Cheryl, Mark and wife Jasmine and her sister Judy and many nieces and nephews.
She was a wonderful mother and a devoted friend. She will be dearly missed by many. We want to say a special thank you to Mark Bartocci for all the love and memories he gave her.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at from 4-8 PM at The Waymart Hotel 205 Carbondale Road, Waymart, PA 18472.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Melinda's memory to the Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Road, Honesdale, PA 18431
Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jenkins Funeral Home-Edward Howell, Funeral Director,269 Belmont Street, Waymart, PA 18472. www.jenkinshowellfuneralhome.com