Lester Clark (Les) Cash
Nov. 8, 1925 – July 29, 2016
Les Cash, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 in Carson City, NV. He was 90 years old.
Les was the only child born of Joseph and Dora (Clark) Cash. He was raised in Novato and San Mateo, Ca. He spent most of his life in Novato before moving to Mound House, NV in 1978 where he owned and operated Cash Machine Shop.
At the age of 18, Les began his first career as a Merchant Marine, delivering war supplies to our troops during WW II. He graduated from Kings Point, United States Merchant Marine Academy, in New York as a licensed 3rd Engineer on April 1946. At the academy he earned the nickname of “Speed Demon” and was known to be nuts for Ford V-8’s and tractors, a passion he had for his entire life.
On October 29, 1949 Les married the love of his life, Lillian (Lil) Tobin in Carson City, NV and the couple had three sons.
Les enjoyed RVing with his wife, Lil, hunting, water skiing, working on his old cars and showing his collection of antique tractors at the Minden tractor shows.
Les is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lillian; his sons, John (Melinda) Cash, David (Rhoda) Cash, and Jeffrey Cash; his grandchildren Ryan (Kati), Dana and Teresa; and one great-granddaughter Allison.
A celebration of life, with Merchant Marines and Coast Guard Honors, will be held Tuesday, August 9th, at 1:30pm at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Fernley, NV.