Donald R. Lenton, 87

April 07, 2017

Donald R. Lenton, 87, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at Maple Farm Nursing Center, following a brief illness. Don was born in Philadelphia, to the late Charles T. and Frances (Burger) Lenton, Sr. He was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth (Leseberg) Lenton.
Don graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked for Hamilton Technology Inc., until his retirement.
Don was of the Christian Faith. One of his many attributes was his generosity to many. His generosity extended to animals as well. Don loved animals of all kinds and demonstrated this love through his donations to many organizations devoted to the care and protection of animals.
Don also loved photography, History (particularly the Civil War and World War I and II), studying the Presidents, solving puzzles of all kinds, listening to both Classical music and Operas, and enjoyed going to flower shows.
In addition to his parents and wife, Don was preceded in death by his brother, Charles T. Lenton, Jr.
A celebration of Don’s life will take place from 10AM – 12PM on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Don’s name be made to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster, PA 17602.

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April 15, 2017

I’ll miss you Uncle Don.  Thank you and Aunt Kit for the wonderful memories. I’ll treasure them forever! Lorraine Candell

April 15, 2017

I will always remember Uncle Don as a reserved, loving, intelligent person. My most precious childhood memories include summer visits with Uncle Don and Aunt Kit. 
Kathryn Popovich

April 15, 2017

My condolences to all of Don’s family and friends (including the four-leggers) who will sorely miss his kindness, compassion and gentleness…traits that are not often seen, and were a blessing to and remain as an example for those of us who were fortunate to have known him.
Don and Kit were an amazing couple who not only loved and cared for each other…but for all others. I’m thankful to have found in them both more than an aunt and uncle, but kindred spirits…showing a love for people, animals, music and the beauty in nature that surrounds us all…that will stay with us all forever.  Diane Leseberg
“If you think you’re hearing something and you can’t think what it is.  If you feel a quiet longing lift your heart into the wind.  There you’ll find my kindred spirit.  There you’ll meet me as a friend.  It is just a kindred spirit and a song to let you in”. Author: Cyndi Lauper

April 14, 2017

Uncle Don and Aunt Kit provided my family with many fond memories. I will think of them often with much love. — Elizabeth (Bette) Popovich

April 11, 2017

the lentons were the best customers i have ever worked for. i met them in 1979 and did various work for them up until dons death.  when my son adam was small mrs lenton would take him shopping and to market with her when i worked there. she always made me lunch and paid me to eat it. to this day i cannot say enough how good they both treated me and my family. the world would be a much better place if we had more people like don and kit lenton

Friday, April 14, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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