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Jonathan D. Zehr, 51

December 19, 2013

Jonathan D. Zehr, 51, of Lititz, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 19, 2013, surrounded by his family at the Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jonathan was born on May 1, 1962 in Lewis County, New York. He was the son of Donald and Jean Zehr of Lititz.

Jonathan received his Engineering degree from Clarkson University, School of Technology at Potsdam, New York, and worked as a mechanical engineer for over 20 years.

Later, he returned to Lancaster County to be close to family, and enjoyed working as a trim carpenter and painter until a few weeks before he died. He was an active participant with the Gateway House of Prayer, Ephrata.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Philip, husband of Eileen of Canastota, New York; and 2 sisters: Kathy Zehr of Lititz and Linda Langdon, wife of George Langdon, Shelburne, Vermont; 4 nieces: Lindsey, Jessica and Kimberly Zehr and Emma Langdon; 2 nephews: Benjamin and Samuel Langdon.

A Memorial Service will be at 2 PM on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Neffsville Mennonite Church, 2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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January 22, 2014

May God comfort you and your family at this time of loss.  I went to church with Jonathan at Agape HarvestervChurch.  He was very nice and kind.  Heaven gained a treasured soul, and the world lost a kind, caring man.

January 10, 2014

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Zehr and Family,
I was deeply saddened to hear about Jonathan.  I knew him from Seed of Abraham, and later got reaquainted in a small home group.  In 2012 we were both in the hospital about the same time, and when I called him to assure him of our prayers, we encouraged one another.  What a blessing Jonathan was and still is to so many, as we continue to remember what he believed and what he stood for…WHO he believed and stood for.  We praise our Almighty Creator and have that blessed hope to see Jonathan again.
God bless you daily, and deeply,
Darlene Olivio

December 22, 2013

Our deepest condolences to Jonathan’s family!  We have known Jonathan for many years and he was loved by everyone t the Seed of Abraham Messianic Congregation.  He visited with us a short time ago and we were delighted to see him.  He was a devoted Christian man who was an inspiration to our Congregation.  We know that Heaven is rejoicing!  We trust your sweet  memories will be a comfort.  Lloyd and Judith Scalyer

December 22, 2013

Don, Jean, Cathy, Phil and Linda,
So sorry for your loss.  I remember Jon fondly from our days in HS.  He was always a kind and genuine person.  May God bless you and give you comfort in your time of sorrow.  
Terry, Lora, George, Henry and Mary Bernat

December 22, 2013

I remember Jonathan from when we both attended Kissel Hill Elementary School in the late 60s and early 70s. I had always wondered what had happened to him; he was very sweet when we were students together. It looks like he had great success in life. I am very sad to learn of his passing. My deepest sympathies. 
Wendy Caldwell

December 21, 2013

Jean and Don – I was saddened to hear of the death of your son; it must be very difficult to lose a chld. We sill surely remember your family in our prayers.  It is comforting to know he is at peace.
Ella Mae (Eby) and Dave Heintzelman

December 21, 2013

To the Zehr family: I was so saddened to hear of Jon’s passing. I remember him very well from school. He graduated a year ahead of me & we played in High School band & Stage Band together (Jazz band) at LACS… May the Lord wrap his arms around you & comfort you during this sad time. Sincerely, Holly (Vary) Lyndaker

December 21, 2013

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Zehr and Family,
Please accept my deepest, hearfelt sympathy at your loss. 
Jonathan will be missed.  I hope it will bring you comfort to know that Jonathan in his quit way impacted so many, myself included. I will always count it a blessing to have know him and call him friend, my life is forever changed for the better.
You are in my thoughts and prayers, God bless you all.
With all my love,
Tina Swanger

Services
Sunday, December 22, 2013
2:00 PM
Neffsville Mennonite Church
2371 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
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