Nevin Monroe Lehman, 51, was called to heaven on January 22, 2024 in Lancaster, Pa where he had lived for many years. Nevin was born July 18, 1972 in Bloomsburg, Pa to Kay Hummel-Hughes and Howard Lehman. Like his grandfather and namesake Nevin Hummel before him, he passed unexpectedly from a massive heart attack due to a genetic condition.
Nevin is currently being cared for and handled by Debord Snyder Funeral Home and crematory.
Memorial Services for Nevin will be held at the Grandview Church, 888 Pleasure Rd. Lancaster, Pa on Monday January 29th at 2:00pm in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a recovery program important to Nevin personally such as RASE or Gatehouse.
Nevin was preceded in death by his father Howard Lehman of Ulysses, Pa and his brother Michael Lehman. He is survived by his mother Kay Hummel-Hughes and Stepfather David Hughes of Eustis, FL, as well as his siblings Scott Lehman (Kim) of Jersey Shore, PA, Karen Lehman-Eldridge (Mark) of Westfield, PA, Thomas Colvin (Dixie) of Lancaster, PA, Ray Lehman of Jane Lew, WV, Misty Nichols (Kenny) of Hazel Hurst, PA, and Stephanie Hughes of Akron, PA as well as many nieces, nephews, and other family members. He never had children of his own but was especially dedicated to his niece Alyssa Haskins-Ekstrom, and nephews Brandon Lehman and Derek Eldridge.
Nevin was a charismatic, kind, and caring soul with the heart of a dreamer. He loved his family and friends fiercely and was an animal lover who had a soft spot for pitbulls. He was a friend to many and never hesitated to share a joke, a laugh, or his infectious smile. He was a thinker and an avid writer of both poetry and prose. He loved music of all kinds – listening, writing, producing, and performing. He loved dancing and singing and was a true entertainer. He wrote many songs about his life and loved ones and was always happy to share his work with the world.
Over the last two decades Nevin faced the throes and woes of addiction to illicit substances. While he had his share of struggles, he always tried his best to not let it impact the amount of love and generosity he showed to others. In March of 2023, he had had enough and finally took the steps toward sobriety. He dedicated himself to becoming “Clean and Serene,” and was for the last 284 days until his dying breath. He was so close to reaching a full year. He worked his program, often attending multiple NA meetings a day to reach his goals, sharing his story and encouraging others to do the same. He worked hard to regain the trust and confidence of his loved ones who never stopped believing he could do it.
If you are struggling with addiction and want to seek assistance, call SAMHSA at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). As Nevin said, “People do recover… you have tried so many other things, why not NA?”