Clyde H. Lehman, 90

JAN. 27, 1923-AUG. 11, 2013

August 12, 2013
  • Clyde H. Lehman
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Clyde H. Lehman, 90, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at his home. 

Born Jan. 27, 1923, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary Horst Lehman.

He attended the former Portico School.

Mr. Lehman was a farmer his entire life. He was a charter member and building trustee of the present Strasburg Mennonite Church and on the original board of Menno Haven. He was very passionate about the history surrounding the coming of Letterkenny Army Depot.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Naomi Burkholder Lehman, whom he married Nov. 23, 1944; 12 children, Daniel Lehman and wife, Eunice, Clair Lehman and wife, Eunice, Bertha Ocker and husband, Merle, Norma Lehman, Harry Lehman and wife, Kathy, Ellen Rife and husband, Harold, and Rhoda Lehman, all of Chambersburg, Melvin Lehman and wife, Shelia, of Guys Mills, Pa., Lee Lehman and wife, Margaret, and Clyde Lehman and wife, Brenda, all of Chambersburg, Miriam Strite and husband, Carl, of Broadway, Va., and Naomi Risser and husband, Dennis, of Lebanon, Pa.; 61 grandchildren; 145 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Janet Martin of St. Thomas, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary; three sisters, Grace Wadel, Martha Kuhns and Marian Funk; two grandchildren, Dale Ocker and Patrick Lehman; four great-grandchildren, Rosalie Willis, Cameron Willis, Hosanna Lehman and Doreen Horst; and a grandson-in-law, Devon Landis.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, with Ministers Allen Fleagle, Nathan Wadel, Melvin Lehman and Marvin Musser officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc., 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Anchor Christian School, c/o Arlin Wadel, 301 McCulloch Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at

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