(Asbury Park Press)
JOHN M. LEHNERT
AGE: 46 FAIR HAVEN
John M. Lehnert, 46, of Fair Haven, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. John had been a Fair Haven resident since 1981 and was formerly of Columbus, Ohio. He served as a Fair Haven patrolman for 14 years before retiring in 2006 due to an arm injury suffered while making an arrest. John was the recipient of the Valor award presented by the City of NY. John had also been serving as a Fair Haven councilman since 2007. He was a graduate of Rumson Fair Haven High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, going on to earn his Master's from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, and most recently his JD degree from NY Law School. To know John was to love him. He selflessly made himself available to family, friends and his community. He was compassionate, generous and shared his sense of humor with all.
John was predeceased by his mother, Ann C. Lehnert, in 2004. He is survived by his beloved wife, Elaine; two adoring daughters, Rachel and Emma, both at home; his father, Thomas R. of Herndon, Va.; brother, Thomas of Cape Coral, Fla.; and sisters, Catherine Geraci of Feyetteville, N.Y., and Patricia McCutcheon of San Diego, Calif.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the "Lehnert Children Family Trust", 209 Cambridge Ave., Fair Haven, NJ 07704. Letters of condolence can be emailed through the funeral home website at www.sidun.com