Thursday, February 7, 2019

Patrick Steven Lester

Wellsville, NY - Patrick Steven Lester, age 64, of 95 East Pearl Street passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the Comfort House of Allegany County in Wellsville. He was born on September 20, 1954 in Wellsville to Donald and Nancy White Lester. On January 27, 1979 in Hanover, New Hampshire he married Nancy Alt who survives.

Pat grew up in Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1972. He graduated from Alfred State College and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Northwood Institute in Midland, MI. In 1979 he joined his father at Don Lester Chevrolet in Wellsville as a salesman and later he became a long time employee of Wellsville Ford were he currently works. He loved the game of golf and was a long standing member of the Wellsville Country Club. He was a 43 year member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge, and was a member of the Sons Of the American Legion in Wellsville. Pat grew up attending St. John's Episcopal Church where attended services faithfully with his friend Billy Geoppner. He will be remembered for his love of cars, as a Green Bay Packers fan, and his love of Dean Martin music.

Pat is survived by his mother Nancy of Ellicott, MD; his 2 sons, Kyle Lester of Seattle, WA., and Ryan Lester of Austin, TX.; his life partner Judy Winterhalter of Wellsville; his brother Michael Lester(Anne Marie)  of Flat Rock,NC; his sisters, Sue Fahy of the Villages,FL., and Chris O'Brien (Richard)  of Ellicott, MD.; his cousins, Paul Lester Jr., and Shelly Delaney; several nieces and nephews; and his best pal Ceaser.

Pat was predeceased by his Father Donald and his Uncle Paul Lester Sr.

Friends are invited to attend an Elks Lodge of Sorrow on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 1 pm in the Wellsville Elks Lodge followed by a Celebration of his life until 4 pm. Memorial donations may be made to either the Comfort House of Allegany County or to the Wellsville Elks Lodge 1495. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. Sending sincere sympathy and prayers, to all the Family, and Friends of Patrick Lester. May thoughts and prayers comfort you in this time of loss.

  2. Elsie and Rob McEnroeFebruary 10, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    We are sad to hear of Pat's passing. We were grateful for his kindness to my parents next door. Our thoughts are with you.

  3. Condolences to the entite Lester family. With you in our thoughts and prayers. Fred and Nancy Broadbent

  4. Annie Bratt is loved and let so many with fond memories. Prayer and love to her family and friends who loved her. we will miss you Annie Bratt. (as we knew her)