Nick Lesko, 95, Noted Westlake Schools Architect

Ruth and Nick Lesko

Noted Westlake Schools Architect Nick Lesko was acclaimed as a designer of many of the Westlake School District’s educational facilities.

His passing coincides with the opening of the new Westlake Elementary School on Center Ridge, which was designed by the firm he helped found, Lesko & Associates Architects.

Mr. Lesko marked his 95th birthday just as the new school opened last year, celebrating with family members and his devoted, loving wife, Ruth, married for 71 years

Nicholas, along with his brother Ed, were instrumental in the design of beloved Westlake buildings like Holly Lane and Parkside Schools.

For 66 years in northern Ohio, Lesko and Associates has been committed to the planning, design and construction of educational facilities. Through engagement and collaboration, they partner with clients to design educational facilities that accommodate current and future trends in education and learning.

Memorial service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 (may also make a tribute donation online) or to St. Mary Magdalene Byzantine Catholic Church, 5390 W 220th St, Cleveland, OH 44126 (The church and hall of Nick’s home parish were designed by his firm Lesko Associates Architects).

His obituary can be found here: https://obits.cleveland.com/obituaries/cleveland/obituary.aspx?n=nicholas-lesko&pid=196219333.

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