Henry S. Lehman, 101, electrical contracting business owner, Hempfield COB member, whittler

By on November 21, 2017

Henry S. Lehman, 101, formerly of Manheim R.D. #1, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Brethren Village, Lancaster, where he was a resident.

He was the loving husband of the late Mildred (Forney) Lehman, who died in 2012. Born in Mount Joy, he was the son of the late Henry G. and Elizabeth (Shelly) Lehman.

Henry was the owner/operator of an electrical contracting business at Manheim R.D.#1. He was a member for 77 years, and served as deacon of the Hempfield Church of the Brethren, Manheim. He was also a member of the Landisville Lions Club for over 50 years. His hobbies included whittling, basketmaking, caning chairs, and jigsaw puzzles.

Surviving is a son: James H., husband of Peg Lehman, Elgin Ill.; three daughters: Ann Lehman, wife of Alan Suits, Santa Fe, N.M., Carol J. Lehman, Seattle, Wash.; Susan K. Lehman, Elgin Ill.; two grandchildren: Jessica Kate, wife of Steven Jakobovic; and Joseph Beaty; two brothers: Clarence Lehman, Canada; Robert Lehman, Mechanicsburg; and two sisters: Rhoda Funck-Meyer, Palmyra; and Mildred Armacost, Charlottesville, Va.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a grandson: Joshua R. Lehman; three brothers: Jacob, Roy, and Earl Lehman; and four sisters: Ann Sparrow, Mary Crumley, Eva Myers, and Ethel Clark.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at Hempfield Church of the Brethren, Corner of Stevens Street and Metzler Road, East Petersburg, on Friday, Nov. 24, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Hempfield Church of the Brethren Cemetery. There will be a public viewing on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Contributions in Henry’s memory may be sent to Brethren Village Good Samaritan Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, PO Box 5096, Lancaster, PA 17606; or to Hempfield Church of the Brethren, 1186 Stevens St., Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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