LOCUST GROVE, Va. — Herbert Lewis Lelansky, 78, of Locust Grove, Va., since 2002, passed away with his family by his side, on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Mr. Lelansky was born June 14, 1933, in Rangeley, to the late Joseph and Dorothy Bolduc Lelansky. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam and Korea, before retiring as a gunnery sergeant in 1987.
Mr. Lelansky resided in the Alexandria/Fredericksburg area for many years, before moving to Camp Lejeune, N.C., in 1990. He was a founding member of the USMC Ninth Engineer Battalion and a member of the Mt. Vernon/Dumfries Lions Club and the Sea Urchins in Camp Lejeune.
Mr. Lelansky is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Mary “Bunny” B. Lelansky of Locust Grove; eight children, Paula Lelansky and companion, Ray O’Connor, Brenda Lelansky, Jerry and wife, Irene Lelansky, Craig and wife, Debby Lelansky, Kimberly Jones, John Burke, Tim and wife, Cindy Jones and Tina and husband, Jody Wenrich; four siblings, Sheila and Donald MacLane, Joseph and Linda Lelansky, Cheryl Reynolds and Geoffrey Wilson; two others that were like siblings, Ken and Nat Alden; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Another sibling, Becky Hackbarth preceded Mr. Lelansky in death.
Online condolences may be made at www.LoudounFuneralChapel.com.