Dole, Dr. Leslie Robert –age 70 of Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at his residence. He retired from ORNL where he worked as a chemist for more than 25 years. Dr. Dole was preceded in death by parents, Harold Robert and LaVon Gertrude Musselman Dole. He is survived by wife, Marjorie Pratt Dole; son, Bryn Robert Dole and wife, Susan, of California; daughter, Lora Lavon Dole and husband, Daniel, of New York; grandchildren, Alexander Dole and Evelyn Dole (Bryn's children), Binah Friedman and Thalia Friedman (Lora's children); sister, Melodee Dole Ashby and husband, James, of Lebanon, Ohio; nieces, Julie Ashby Mann of Texas, Rebecca Ashby Sloan of Ohio. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.