Leonard Ray Gehman, 62, Stevens, worked at High Concrete, enjoyed gardening

By on July 22, 2015

Leonard Ray Gehman, 62, Stevens, wandered off to meet The Lord July 16, 2015. Surrounded by the love and laughter of his family, he completed his 15-year Alzheimer’s journey at his home under hospice care.

Born in Ephrata, he was a son of Ray W. Gehman, of Ulysses, and the late Florence A. (Smith) Gehman.

Leonard was an active member of Mellingers Lutheran Church. A 1971 Cocalico High School graduate, he was voted the funniest male student by his classmates. Employed 23 years by High Concrete Structures, Denver, Leonard enjoyed gardening, taking great pride in his flower beds. Time spent with his family at home, playing games or puzzles, or at the beach, visiting national parks, and battlefields were all his greatest joys. As the disease took hold, Leonard was especially comforted by his faithful, four-legged companion Paco.

Surviving: his wife of 43 years: Patrice E. (Stick) Gehman; son: Seth A. Gehman; daughter: Sarah E. (Steven M.) Zimmerman; brother: Randy T. (Sue Sexton) Gehman; and half-brother: Jay L. Smith.

His mother; and brother: Roger D. Gehman, predeceased him.

The family would like to offer enormous thanks to the team of professionals that provided medical, legal, and financial advice that allowed them to care for Leonard at home.

Services were held July 20 at Mellingers Lutheran Church, Stevens. Interment was in Salem Union Cemetery, Reamstown.

Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, handed the arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at goodfuneral.com

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