Leslie A. Byrne

April 2, 2016

Byrne, Leslie Obituary

Leslie A. Byrne, 70, of Dingmans Ferry, PA recently from Foster City, PA, passed away on April 2, 2016.

Born in Seattle, WA on April 3, 1945 to Richard A. Hutchinson and Charmeon Warley, she grew up in Richland, WA and graduated from Columbia High School in 1963. Shortly after high school, she married James Byrne and had two children.

She began her career in publishing at this juncture, starting off in the textbook office at the Eastern Washington State College bookstore. As her husband’s education advanced, her opportunities did as well. While working in the textbook office at Michigan State University-where they had taken up residence in 1971- she fostered relationships with many representatives from publishing companies taking her to New Jersey, and into her long-term career with Prentice Hall and Simon & Schuster.

She handled the reprinting of college textbooks. She worked there for 23 years, during which time, she moved to New Jersey and had her youngest child.

Leslie loved her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, most outings being road trips to visit family and friends who dotted the country between home in Washington State, and New Jersey. She was very creative, and used her creativity in a functional manner, making clothes for her young family in the early years and fresh knit sweaters later on. She painted and sketched and filled her home with color, life, and individuality.

As her family expanded, she pushed to move west again to be closer to her grandchildren. This move saw her transition professionally to Jossey & Bass/ Wiley Publishing in San Francisco, where she worked for 16 years, making new friends, until her retirement in 2011.

With retirement and more free time at hand and more new grandkids, she and her husband moved across the country again to be with family.

She is survived by her children; Kimberley Byrne, Richard Byrne, and Katherine Leverich and her husband Steve, all of Dingmans Ferry, PA; her six grandchildren, Colleen Kitchen, Katie Kitchen, Brendan Kitchen, Ciara NiChinneide, William Leverich, and Ryan Leverich, also all from Dingmans Ferry, PA; her brother and sister-in-law William Dean and Pat Hutchinson; her sister, Janice Hutchinson May, brothers and sisters in law, Edward and Beth Byrne, Tom and Judy Byrne, Mary and Mike Dolan, Janet Dudley and Pat and Malou Byrne and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James J. Byrne, PhD, her parents, Richard A. Hutchinson and Charmeon Warley Hutchinson, and her infant son John Byrne.

Family will receive friends at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA on April 10, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated St. Vincent dePaul Church, Milford, PA on April 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM with Reverend Paul Mullen officiating.




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April 10, 2016
2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m.

Visiting
Stroyan Funeral Home

405 W. Harford Street
Milford, PA 18337
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April 11, 2016
10:30 a.m.

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St. Vincent dePaul Church

101 St. Vincent Drive
Milford, PA 18337
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