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Elwood Lehr

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Elwood Lehr Obituary
Elwood F. Lehr
Elwood F. Bud Lehr, 71, of Upper Nazareth Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Joanne F. (Burianek) Lehr, with whom he shared 47 years of marriage on May 7. Born in Allentown on December 4, 1941, he was a son of the late May (Ziegler) Heimbach. Bud honorably served as a Sergeant E-5 in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and achieved status as a marksman. A member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 773, Allentown, Bud was employed as a truck driver at various companies in the local region for 25 years before retiring in 1999. Additionally, he was a member of the U.A.W. and was employed by Americold as a yard jockey. Bud was a former member of the Bath Rod & Gun Club as well as Hecktown Volunteer Fire Co. He was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles. Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Joanne; he is survived by his children, son, Brian Lehr and his wife, Holly, of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Alicia Konieczynski and her husband, Jeff, of Matthews, NC; four grandchildren, Kelsey, Dylan, Nicholas, and Jillian; a brother, Birdine Remaley Sr. and his wife, Marie, of Whitehall; nieces; and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Richard Remaley. Services: A memorial service in celebration of Buds life will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown-Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Allentown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, may be made in memory of Bud to the St. Lukes Hospice, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA 18017 and/or The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 14, 2013
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