obit: Ed L. Zelesky
The body of Ed L. Zelesky, well-known Dallas department store employe and sportsman, was recovered Friday afternoon from the waters of Lake Texoma, ending a 3-day search by hundreds of rescue workers.
The 53-year-old A. Harris Store floor manager had been missing since Tuesday morning after he went out alone on the lake fishing.
his overturned boat was found late Tuesday evening near Platter Flats Resort 10 hours after he left the camp.
The body was found by Frank Hynds, a lake guide employed by the camp. They recovered it with grappling hooks 300 yards from the Colbert Boat Club, about 4 miles south of Platter Flats.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. J. R. Baca of Fayeteville, Fayette County; and three brothers, Joe J. Zelesky of Fayetteville, Frank E. Zelesky of Houston and Louis (Zip) Zelesky of Dallas.
Graveside services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Restland Memorial Park, Leonard Mullins of the Preston Road Church of Christ officiating.
Pallbearers will be Leon Harris, Carlton Lawler, Dooley Holmes, Billy Dunlop, Odie Denton, Tag Anderson, Lee Anderson, A. H. Leslie and S. E. Lauderdale.
Dallas Morning News, September 12, 1959
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis