Edward W. Lenhart Sr., 77, Akron, decorated Army veteran, loved westerns, spreading the Gospel

By on February 13, 2019

Edward William Lenhart Sr., of Akron, passed away Feb. 3, 2019 at the age of 77.

He was born June 4, 1941 in Philadelphia, the son of Frederick R. and Ella Mae (Weaver) Lenhart.

He served in the United States Army earning a Marksman (Rifle) badge and a National Defense Medal.

He was a member of the Lancaster Independent Baptist Church. His passion was spreading God’s word by passing out Gospel tracks. He loved old western movies; he would watch them for hours. Said they were the best ever because they all had bad guys but good won over evil every time. He loved fried chicken with chocolate ice cream for desert. He gave away more than he ever kept. He was a kind soul to many he came across.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: David Lenhart, and twin brothers, Robert Lenhart and Frederick W. Lenhart.

He is survived by his two children: Edward W “Butch” Lenhart Jr., married to Sharon; and Kathy “Sissy” Carney, married to Louis; their children and grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at Lancaster Independent Baptist Church, 33 E. Center St., Lititz.

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  1. Sharon lenhart mc cauley

    February 14, 2019 at 5:42 am

    I will miss my uncle dearly we would talk on the phone for at least a hour talking about gods word. I will miss his bile verse an lesson taught to me over the phone. Oh we can,t forget he singing to me [lol].

  2. baelyn

    May 10, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    i love you great grandpa i will never forget you

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