Stephen Lehmier, prison employee, Cocalico grad

By on July 26, 2012

Stephen J. Lehmier, 55, of Palmyra and formerly of Harrisburg, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Hershey Medical Center.

Born in Spangler, he was the son of James L. Lehmier of Denver and the late Shirley (Hoverter) Lehmier.

Stephen retired from Dauphin County Prison and formerly worked at Appleton Paper, Camp Hill. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and was a 1975 graduate of Cocalico High School. He enjoyed Civil War reenactment and was a member of the 9th Virginia Calvary.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his step-mother: Joan Lehmier; his fiancée: Ann (Yingst) Reigle, with whom he lived; two daughters: Jenifer, wife of Eric Carter, of Harrisburg; and Christie Lehmier, fiancé of Matthew Groff, of York; a brother: Michael, husband of Anjenet, of Belfonte; two sisters: Juliana Metzger, of Lancaster; and Theresa, wife of Fred Heiselman, of Leola; two granddaughters: Alexis Warner and Kalene Faircloth; several nieces and nephews; two stepsisters: Dona Sweigart, of Newmanstown; and Sue Gehr, of Reamstown; and a stepbrother: Douglas Grosdeffon, of Kinzers.

A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on July 25 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Harrisburg, with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial took place in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church.

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