George H. Lenz Jr., 87

August 28, 2009

-AUG. 27, 2009

NORFOLK, Va. - George Henry Albert Lenz Jr., 87, died Thursday morning, Aug. 27, 2009, in Norfolk, Va.

Mr. Lenz was born in Jersey City, N.J., to George H. Lenz and Elsa Friberg Lenz. He spent his early years in Palisades Park, N.J., but made Maryland his home for most of his life, living in Baltimore, Elkridge, Sykesville and Boonsboro.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Sarah (Sherry) Cooley Lenz; and by his daughters, Sharon Clune Lenz Irwin and her husband, Dick, of Canton, Conn., Lauren Lenz Conner and her husband, Nick, of Norfolk, Sarah Elsa Lenz Lock and her husband, Howard, of Davidsonville, Md., and Judy Lambert Lenz Marcogliese of Houston, Texas. Mr. Lenz is also survived by his grandchildren, Susan Irwin Levin, Rebecca Irwin Savino, Andrew Lenz Conner, Isabelle Lenz Lock and Emily Lenz Lock.

He was preceded in death by Douglas Colcock Lenz, his beloved son.


Mr. Lenz was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, class of 1941. Mr. Lenz then served proudly as a U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officer during the second World War and was a veteran of several Pacific Theater campaigns.

Mr. Lenz worked with Citicorp in New York City then Brazil, and then worked for and retired from the Pabst Brewing Co. after 40 years.

Visitation will be held at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at noon followed by a service at 1 p.m.

A graveside service will follow at Boonsboro cemetery.

Memorial donations may take the form of contributions to Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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