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Rev. Larry L. Lehman

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Rev. Larry L. Lehman, 74, of Luther Acres, Lititz, died Monday, January 3, 2011  at Hospice of Lancaster County, Mt. Joy.
He was married 52 years to  Marjorie Tritt Lehman, whom he dearly loved. Born October 6, 1936 in Harrisburg,  he was the son of the late Robert L. and Mary Shultz Lehman.
Lehman was  former pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster. He served the  congregation at Trinity for over thirty years, retiring in 1997 after fifteen  years as senior pastor. He then served as interim pastor of St. James Lutheran  Church in Hellam until 2002. Earlier in his career, he was pastor of St. Paul  Lutheran Church in Altoona, Christ Lutheran Church in Bellegrove and St. Paul  Lutheran Church in Annville, PA.
During his ministerial career, Lehman  served for many years on the board of directors of the Lancaster County Council  of Churches and on the board of directors of Lutheran Social Services in the  Allegheny and East Regions. In 1991, during his pastorate at Trinity, he led  efforts for a major renovation of the church’s Fisher Parish  House.
Lehman was a member    of a community advocacy committee for the  introduction of ethnically inclusive history textbooks in the Lancaster public  schools.  He was active in the work of Trinity’s King-Clemente Scholarship Fund  and in a variety of community agencies. He was active with the group Demonstrate  against Drug Dealers, organizing a number of “Trinity Days with DADDs.”  In  1985, Lehman was among clergy from throughout the nation recognized by President  William Clinton at a White House Breakfast. In 1997, he received a community  service award from Lancaster’s Crispus Attucks Community Center.
He  was an avid student of history, and in 2006, at the age of 70, he earned a  Master of Arts degree in history from Millersville University.  Ordained in  1961, he held a Master of Divinity Degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary  at Gettysburg, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary  at Gettysburg, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College and was a  graduate of John Harris High School, Harrisburg.
Surviving in addition to  his wife Marjorie are sons, Michael A., husband of Sally Lutton Lehman,  Lancaster, PA, and David M., husband of Theresa Sachs Lehman, Collegeville, PA;  grandsons, Christopher and Matthew; granddaughter, Chloe; and by his sister,  Mary Lehman Rimkunas of Baltimore, MD.
Relatives and friends are  respectfully invited to attend a memorial service from Trinity Lutheran Church,  31 S. Duke St., Lancaster, PA on Sunday, January 9th, at 3:00 P.M. Family will  greet friends immediately following the memorial service. Private interment will  be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in  his memory may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 S. Duke St., Lancaster, PA  17603 or Salem Lutheran Church, 26 Owl Hill Rd., Lititz, PA 17543


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