Walter Phillip Lehnert 94 years, Seminole, died on Wednesday, in Bay Pines VA Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was the husband of the late Shirley (McGarry) Lehnert who died in 2014. The couple was married since June 6, 1953.
Born July 10, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY, Walter was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Fecke) Lehnert.
He graduated from Clarks Summit High School in 1943 and Penn State University in 1950 where he obtained his degree in Engineering and later taught engineering subjects at the Penn State Scranton Extension. Walter honorably served his country in WWII in the Army at the 1388th Army Air Force Base Unit and attained the rank of Sergeant. He retired from Nabisco in East Hanover, NJ where he worked for over 17 years as a Corporate Director of Productivity. Prior to Nabisco, Walter worked for Stanley Workers in CT, New York City Highway Dept., Topps Chewing Gum in Duryea, Poloron Products in Scranton, Eureka Specialty Printing, Foster Wheeler in Mountain Top, New Holland Machine in Bellville, Oil Wells Supply in Oil City, and Gilboy & O'Malley in Scranton.
Walter was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Clarks Summit, St. Vincent's Church in Milford, and St. Jude's Parish in St. Petersburg, Fl. He sang with Junger Maejechor in Scranton and its singer's guild as well as various other church choirs such as State College Gregorian Choir, Our Lady of the Snows and Church and St. Gregory’s serving as one of their first canters. Walter was a member of the Men's Golf League in Largo, Florida. He was active in Boy Scouts as a member, Scout Master and Director of Summer Camp. Walter was a life member Disabled Veterans, Charter Member of Clarks Summit VFW Post 7069, Knights of Columbus, Association of International Management Consultants, AIIE American Institute where he served as president of local chapter, Industrial Engineering and S.A.M. (Society Advanced Management).
Surviving is one son: Charles S. Lehnert and wife Luann (LaRussa) of Upper Mount Bethel, PA; four daughters: Deborah A Lehnert of Waverly, PA, Joy C Lehnert of Plano, TX, Elizabeth M. Lehnert of Shohola, PA, Catherine M. Gardner and spouse Bruce of Port Murray, NJ, 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his loving wife, Walter was preceded in death by brothers, Frank Lehnert, Joseph Lehnert, and Charles Lehnert; and sisters, Catherine Coyne, Augusta Elsasser, and Bette Mansfield Reed.
The funeral will take place on Thursday at 9:30am at Our Lady of the Snows Parish, 301 S. State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by Msgr. Joseph G. Quinn, pastor. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5-7 on Wednesday at Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 111 Colburn Avenue, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Interment Glenwood Mausoleum, S. Abington Township, PA.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the DAV, www.dav.org. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, visit the funeral home website. Jennings- Calvey is honored to serve Walter and his family.
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