October 20, 1947 ~ January 19, 2009
Rochester: Suddenly Monday, January 19, 2009 at age 61. Survived by his loving companion, Pamela Ricci; daughters, Jennifer (Thomas) Morey, Johanna Lester; brothers, Michael J. Lester, Steven J. (Collier) Lester, David J. (Amy) Lester; sister, Jody (Stephen) Fisher; grandchildren, Olivia & Alex Morey; aunt, Mary Lester; close friends, Beth (John) Coddington & Annabella; several nieces and nephews. Joe was employed with Lewis Tree Service for several years and was previously employed with Aquinas Institute where he taught American History. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 9:00 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Open Door Mission or the Richard J. Pilliter “63” Memorial Scholarship (Aquinas Institute)in his memory.