Lester Leon Via, 75, of Washingtonville, New York passed away November 25, 2021, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. He was born November 28, 1945, in Stuart, Virginia to the late Lester Lee and Viola Vaughn Via. He had worked as Mechanic and machine operator for 40 years. He loved to fish and weld.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Hairston Via; and a sister, Shirley Barbour.
He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Bartee (Michael); a son, Anthony “Tony Via (Linda Michelle); sisters, Susie Hairston and Delores Barbour; brothers, Jesse Via and Lawrence Glenwood Via; special cousin, Earl Penn; and eight grandchildren.
His funeral service will be Friday, December 10, 2021, at 11:00 am in the chapel of Wright Funeral Service with Elder David Cabiness officiating the service. Interment will follow in the Only Way Church of Christ Cemetery, Goblintown Road, Stuart, Virginia. There will be a floating visitation on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 5-8:00 pm. in the chapel of Wright Funeral Servic.
Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net