YORK – Ellis E. Lehr, 95, of York, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his home. He was the husband of Anna (Sowers) Lehr who passed away on March 4, 2008.
Ellis was born June 15, 1921 in York and was the son of the late Clarence and Tillie Lehr.
He was employed by the former York Telephone and Telegraph, GTE and Verizon for 36 years before retiring in 1986. Ellis proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII.
Ellis is survived by his sons, Dave Lehr and his wife Nan of Willow Street, PA, Roger Lehr of Manchester; three grandchildren, Matthew, Blaine and Jessica, and six great grandchildren. Mr. Lehr was preceded in death by his son, Keith Lehr, five brothers and six sisters.
His funeral service will begin at 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf. Viewing will be from 9:30 to 10:30 AM Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Suburban Memorial Gardens in Dover. Officiating at the service will be The Reverend Philip K. Nace.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Heart Association, 5455 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214 or to the American Cancer Society, 3886 Ridgewood Road, York, PA. 17406