In Memory

Chester (Chet) Lehmann

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04/06/17 03:11 PM #1    

Joel Frockt

Chester Rilling Lehmann, age 67, loving husband and father, passed into the nearer presence of our Lord on July 20, 2016, surrounded by his wife and children. He was the husband of Jean (Dobbins) Lehmann, with whom he celebrated 35 years of marriage in July. Chet was the son of the late Donald and Margaret (Lang) Lehmann. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ohio Wesleyan University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received a Masters in Nuclear Engineering from Cornell University. Chet worked at Combustion Engineering in Enfield, Connecticut before his very rewarding 31 year career as a Nuclear Engineer at PPL in Allentown, Pennsylvania. An honorable and consummate gentleman, he was defined by his kindness and decency as he daily strove to live a godly life. His courage was a living witness to us all as he valiantly fought a 6 year battle against mesothelioma. His surviving family is very grateful for the loving care given by his friends, confidants, acquaintances and medical professionals who came into our lives during this time. Chet was truly a Renaissance man. His interests included military history, astronomy, photography, painting, basketball and strategy games. In addition, he had a lifelong fascination with science fiction; Star Trek in particular. Working nights and weekends, with the full support of his family, he accomplished a daunting goal by completing an original series Star Trek novel. He was active in his church and in Bible studies, volunteering as a support group facilitator, and participating in a mission trip to Romania. He also enjoyed tutoring in physics and mathematics. Survivors: Chet, a gracious, kind and generous man, will be greatly missed by his wife and best friend Jean. His guidance and constant support will be missed additionally by his much-loved children Carl Grant and Caroline Olivia. And of course he will be missed by the many friends and coworkers whose lives he touched.

"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." ---The Old Astronomer (to his pupil) by Sarah Williams

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