Lysa Leighton, 46, of Towanda, formerly of Chester County, PA passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at her home. She was born March 22, 1973 in West Chester, PA a daughter to Michael Leighton and the late Patricia (Smith) Leighton.
Lysa graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and spent the majority of her career working at Ricoh Systems as an account manager in her beloved city of Philadelphia. Most recently, she was employed by Cargill, Inc in Wyalusing.
Lysa loved animals and found solace in their care and comfort. She was deeply involved in animal rescue activities throughout her life. Lysa was a voracious reader, enjoyed cycling and fitness, and traveling to New Orleans and Mexico with her former-partner, Steve. Lysa’s energy and fun-loving attitude will be missed by all who knew her.
Besides father and step-mother, Mike and Nancy Leighton of Troy, Lysa is survived by a sister, Julie Leighton of Phoenixville, an aunt, Susan Farrel of Fort Pierce, FL, an uncle, Lawrence Karas of Tampa, FL, and best friends, Steve, Toni, Nona, Jan, and Zinna.
She was predeceased by her mother Patricia, maternal grandparents Estelle and Raymond Smith, paternal grandparents Barbara and Roy Leighton, and aunts Barbara Karas and Gail Willes.
An open house to celebrate Lysa’s life will be held at 243 Canal St., Phoenixville, PA 19460 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you please make donations to the Animal Care Sanctuary Community Clinic at https://www.animalcaresanctuary.org/donate/ ,
the Free Library of Philadelphia at https://freelibrary.formstack.com/forms/donation ,
or Red Paw Emergency Relief Team at https://redpawemergencyreliefteam.com/donate/ .
The Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton, PA is assisting Ms. Leighton’s family with arrangements. Please share memories and condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com