Obituary of my brother John

John Marlin Lehman: 1920-1926

John Marlin Lehman: 1920-2014

John Marlin Lehman age 94 passed away on June 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Sara (Sally) Lehman, two children, John Dennis Lehman of Tampa, Florida and Ruth Ann Lehman of Silver Spring, MD, and two grandchildren Nora and Emma Prindle. His brother, Martin Lehman, resides in Indiana with his daughter, Rachel Stoltzfus and their extended family.

He is also survived by three step-children: Robert (Jimmy) H. Moore of Texas, Kathy Moore of Philadelphia, and Suzanne Albergof Massachusetts as well as by four step-grandsons and one step-granddaughter and five step-great-grandsons and one step-great-granddaughter.

John was born on January 14, 1920 to J. Irvin and Ruth (Martin) Lehman in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. John graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School, Harrisonburg, Virginia. He went on to be a salesman for most of his life. He enjoyed sales and the friendships it brought him.

John and Sally were married in 1978 and later retired in Maple Leaf Estates in Port Charlotte, Florida. They enjoyed 20 years of retirement there from 1984 until hurricane Charlie destroyed their home. They resided in Largo for nine years and later resided in Royal Palm Retirement Center in Port Charlotte. He was a resident of Signature HealthCare Nursing Home in Port Charlotte where he died of heart failure.

John’s cremains will be brought to Franklin County, PA as he wished.. Memorial services will be held later at the convenience of the family.

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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1 Response to Obituary of my brother John

  1. Alta Landis says:

    Condolences. Sounds like he went in a very peaceful way. Wish I had known him better as well as many other Lehman cousins.
    Blessings.

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