Leslie Ann Parish

April 09, 1951 - June 23, 2024

Visitation: Thursday, June 27, 2024, 10-11:30 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township

Service: Thursday, June 27, 2024, 11:30 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township

Leslie Ann Parish (Verostic), age 73, of Cranberry Township, formerly of York, PA, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2024 surrounded by loved ones in the comfort of her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born April 9, 1951 in Punxsutawney, PA and was the daughter of the late Michael and Dee Verostic. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Education.
Leslie is survived by her loving husband, Michael Parish, whom she married on July 7, 1973. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last summer. Leslie is also survived by her beloved children, Andrew Parish (Crystal) and Alison Parish; and her three grandchildren Grayson, Everly, and Charlotte who she adored and who called her Granny.
Leslie was an admired and respected elementary educator for over 20 years within the York City and Dallastown Area School Districts. Later on in her career, Leslie became a reading specialist and instructional coach. Her passion for reading and teaching others impacted countless students and colleagues throughout her tenure. Leslie was an avid reader and enjoyed nature, birdwatching, and tending to her garden. Leslie’s greatest joy was spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 10 – 11:30 am at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Clint Elliott.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, www.mariolemieux.org, for their work in cancer research and patient care.

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  • Gina Dougheryy

    I worked with Leslie at York Township Elementary. Leslie advocated for the well being of all students. She was an incredible educator but her number one priority was building relationships. Leslie was an incredible role model for so many and her genuineness and compassion for others will continue to inspire me as an educator and school counselor!

    My condolences and please know her legacy will continue to live on!!! I still live my life by many of her life lessons!!!

  • Jean Marshman

    I worked with Leslie when she was a reading specialist at York Township and I was a classroom teacher. Her love of helping children to read was so evident in all she did there. She was a legend, and will be truly missed by us all! I am so sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jeannie Marshman


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