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Albert Scott Leslie


Albert Scott Leslie, also known as Al to most and Papa Al to his family, age 82, of Palo Verde, AZ, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022. Albert was born on November 1, 1940 in Tulare,CA to Charles and Carol Leslie. Al’s family eventually settled in Arizona where he lived most of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Leslie; daughter Joyclyn White, her husband George White; daughter Deborah McDonald, and her husband Lou McDonald; son-in-law Mark Penny; daughter Kelli Aja, her husband Roy Aja; daughter Katherine DuPont; daughter Kristine Palmisano, her spouse Chris Milner; son Kiley Sanders, his spouse Daniel Girard, and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Leslie; daughter Patricia Penny; brother Tom Leslie; and grandson Phillip Aja.

Serving others and his community were hallmarks of Al’s legacy. Al was gifted in many trades, such as woodworking, construction and mechanics and enjoyed sharing those gifts generously with family and friends. As a member of the Scottish Rite of the Freemasonry, and the Phoenix ATV / UTV Club, he found opportunities to fulfill that servant’s heart and benevolent nature. Never sitting still, Al’s eagerness to serve touched many.

Services will be held at the Louis B. Hazelton Cemetery at 23100 W Broadway Rd, Buckeye, AZ, on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to either Hospice of The Valley or the Ivy Brain Tumor Center in honor of Albert Scott Leslie. These two organizations hold a special meaning to the family for their help to Al and our desire to see others benefit from their service.

Hospice of the Valley
1510 E. Flower St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014


Ivy Brain Tumor Center
Barrow Neurological Foundation IBTC
2910 North 3rd Avenue
Suite 450
Phoenix, AZ 85013


13 Comments on “Albert Scott Leslie

  1. Condolences to the family. Keeping your family in our prayers as you go through this most difficult time.

  2. Debbie McDonald so so sorry for your loss. Know you will miss him

  3. Dad- you will forever be my hero…I learned so much from you…how to love with my entire heart, how to forgive as quickly as I get upset, how to be adventurous and fly by the seat of my pants…how to hold my head up high when the going gets tough and to never ever back down…stand firm in what and who I believe in, no matter what anyone else thinks. You taught me to do my job, do it well- not to make excuses, just make it right. You taught me to find fun in all things. You taught me to give, teach and help others the way I might need to be taught or helped one day. You let me wear COWBOY boots with dresses to church (LOL). You were ALWAYS, ALWAYS there to pick me up when I have fallen. You will forever be missed but NEVER forgotten. I LOVE YOU!

    Soar high Dad!!!

  4. Our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Leslie. On the few occasions I have been in his presence, he always made you feel special. He will be missed by many.

  5. Debbie and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Words can’t express how much my heart and prayers go out to you all. Debbie please know I love you and here for you no matter the need.

  6. Debbie, we are so sorry for your loss of your Dad; our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. May you Rest In Peace. Love and prayers for your family as they attempt to adjust without you here, but forever in their hearts.

  8. Debbie,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Yes, cancer does suck and your Dad will be another reason we continue to Relay. We see a lot of you in that picture of your Dad. Hold your memories close to your heart as you learn this new normal. Big hugs and love.

  9. Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  10. Debbie and Family, I may not have had the pleasure of meeting your Dad but from the stories, pictures and memories you share I can tell he was incredible. My deepest condolences and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Peace be with you.

  11. Debbie, we are so sorry for your loss. Yes. I know cancer sucks. One of this days maybe a cure will be found. Sending hugs and prayers to you and the rest of the family. May the perpetual ligght shine upon Al. Mr. Al, you have an amazing and awesome daughter ❤️

  12. Debbie, I am so sorry about the loss of your Daddy. I know he had to have been one great man to have such a wonderful daughter like you. You are in my prayers Debbie. 🙏

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