Edward W. Lentz, 82
Edward W. Lentz, 82, of Marietta, passed away on Monday, June 6 at the Hershey Medical Center.
He was the husband of the late Stella D. Lentz, who passed away in 1991. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Daniel H. and Mae Ganoe Lentz.
Edward had worked as a research chemist, working for E. F. Houghton Co, Mack Trucks, and for Manheim Manufacturing and Belting from 1978 until his retirement in 1985. After his retirement, he worked as a driver for Point To Point, and as a courier for Delta Imaging.
Edward was a US Army veteran, serving during the Korean War as Private First Class.
He is survived by his 3 children: Michael E. of Elizabethtown, Kathleen A. married to Dempsie Linkous of Lititz, and Mark J. married to Jennifer Lentz of Marietta; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Nathan Lentz of Collegeville, PA and Elaine Thompson of Philadelphia. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth W. Lentz.
Friends are invited to attend Edward’s Memorial Service on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11Am at the Charles F. Snyder Jr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA with the Rev. Thomas McKinnon officiating. Interment to follow at the Henry Eberle Cemetery in Mount Joy. In lieu of flower, please make contributions in his memory to the Elizabethtown Public Library, 10 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or to Blinded Veterans Assn, 477 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001-2694.
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My deepest sympathies in the passing of your Dad.
Mark and family, you have my deepest sympathy. So sorry to hear of your loss. Remember he will always be with you and he is in a far better place than here on earth. Peace be with you and God Bless.
Mark, Jennifer, Brandon and steven-
I am sorry for your loss. I know how good you were to him, and knowing how much he loved all of you should be a comfort. I hope if there is anything I can do you will call.
My condolences to Mark and all of the Lentz Family. We were neighbors for many years, and I always thought the world of both Stella and Ed. I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless.
Kelly Kramer of Mount Joy
I wanted to just let you know how much my husband and I both cared about your father. We were the last landlords he would have had when he lived in the efficiency on Amosite Road. We were working up there all last year on the apartment which was right next to his, and while Mike was working, I would sneak over and visit with your dad. He told me about the movies he was watching, the books he was reading. We would also talk about our faith. He always offered me a soda or an iced tea. We had fun visiting, although it was sometimes hard for him to understand me!
He would also come over to the apartment we were working on to check out our progress. Then last September, he came over to let us know that he would be moving. We were all sad, but knew it was the best thing because of the steps.
I loved your dad, and I am really happy that he is celebrating in the arms of his precious savior.
Claudia (Mike) Sipling
Mark and Jen & sons
It was nice to have known your father, and to help him live w/you for as short as it was. May you find peace and comfort in God’s love and care, as you seek His will.
Jay and Alice