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REV. LESLIE DOERSCHUG, PRESBYTERIAN PASTOR

A memorial service for the Rev. Leslie Roland Doerschug, 82, a longtime Presbyterian minister and retired executive director of Presbyterian Homes of Western New York, will be conducted at 11 a.m. next Thursday in First United Presbyterian Church, Park Place, Silver Creek.

Mr. Doerschug, interim pastor of the church from 1968 to 1989, died Monday (Dec. 17, 1990) in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, after a lengthy illness. He was buried in Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan.

Pastor at First United Presbyterian Church from 1941 to 1944, Mr. Doerschug was executive director of Presbyterian Homes from 1958 to 1966. He also served pastorates with Presbyterian churches in Newark, N.J., where he lived from 1946 to 1957; Buffalo, Youngstown, Amboy and Toronto. He was an interim pastor at churches in Franklinville and Cheektowaga.

A native of Minneapolis, Mr. Doerschug graduated from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, and Auburn Seminary in Auburn. He was an active member of the Silver Creek Kiwanis Club and Silver Lodge 757, F & AM, in Silver Creek.

For most of the past three decades Mr. Doerschug lived on a grape farm in Sheridan, outside Silver Creek. He worked on the farm and enjoyed carpentry, clock and watch repair, coin collecting and antiques.

His wife of 46 years, Delia Thomas Doerschug, died a year ago.

Survivors include a son, L. Roland of Alfred Station; a daughter, Gretchen D. Tucker of Brecksville, Ohio, and six grandchildren.

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