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William A. Lehman, Sr.
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Obituary for William A. Lehman, Sr.

William A. Lehman, Sr., 92, of Dover died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the New Dawn Retirement Center at Dover.

Born March 16, 1925 in Canton he was a son of the late Herbert and Mayebell Lehman Endres. William was also preceded in death by his step father, Frank Endres.

He was an Army veteran of WW II having served in the South Pacific. Following the war, he worked at Greer Steel and finally retired from Marlite after 23 years of service. William was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a Charter Member of the Tusco Traveliers. In his spare time, William loved camping, traveling and reading.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, William will be sadly missed by his wife of 70 years, Erika “Ricki” Wyman Lehman whom he married on October 8, 1946; children, Frank Lehman of New Philadelphia, Jeffrey (Kim) Lehman of Strasburg, William (Lori) Lehman Jr. of New Philadelphia; Shelley Cook of Dover; brother, Tom (Anna) Lehman of Florida; grandchildren, Dan, Shawn, Shannon, Will, Geoffrey; great grandchildren, Drew, Reece, Dylann, Daxx, Hallie, Hannah and Josh.

Cremation has been entrusted to the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover. Private family services will be held, with inurnment in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of William may do so by visiting the online obituaries link on the funeral homes website.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice.

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Event Information

Services are private.

Cemetery Details


Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

10175 Rawiga Rd.
Rittman, OH 44270-0008

Memorial Contribution

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW.
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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