Theresa A. (Beaton) Lehman

Born: Thu., May 3, 1923
Died: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 05, 2018
Location: Croghan

Prayer Service

9:45 AM Thu., Dec. 06, 2018
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Thu., Dec. 06, 2018
Location: St. Stephen's Catholic Church

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CROGHAN, NY ~ Theresa A. Lehman, 95, a World War II veteran, formerly of NYS Rt. 812, Croghan, died peacefully Sunday night, December 2, 2018, in the presence of her loving family at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since March, 2015.

Born May 3, 1923, in Croghan, NY, a daughter of Alexander and Katherine (Wolff) Beaton, she graduated from Fr. Leo Memorial School in Croghan in 1940.

She married Richard G. Lehman on March 16, 1946 in the Catholic Chapel at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, NC.  Mr. Lehman died on June 22, 2005.

From 1942 until 1945, Mrs. Lehman worked in Utica, NY for Savage Arms and Utica Radiator.  In February, 1945, she entered the US Marine Corps Womens Reserve (USMCCWR) and received her boot camp training at Camp LeJune, NC.  She then served with the Assembly and Repair Security Office at Cherry Point, NC, until she was honorably discharged as a Corporal on April 5, 1946.  Following World War II, Mrs. Lehman and her husband moved back to Croghan where she was a mother and homemaker for the next 20 years.  In 1966, she went to work for Beaverite Products, Inc., in Beaver Falls, as an office secretary.  She worked in that capacity until she left in 1975.

Mrs. Lehman was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, and was also a member of its Rosary Society.  She was former member of the Beaver River Memorial Post 1663 American Legion in Croghan, and recently become an "adopted vet" by the Post's Ladies Auxiliary.  She was also a member of AARP, and she and her husband had been members of the Lowville VFW. She enjoyed a variety of hobbies and interests, particularly walking, doing crossword puzzles, and was an avid reader.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard G. and Carole Lehman, Jr., of Las Vegas, NV, Ronald F. and Janet Lehman, of Aurora, NY, and Andrew A. and Wendy Lehman, of Croghan, NY; two daughters and sons-in-law, Constance M. Lehman-Lee and John Lee, of New Zealand, and Cynthia A. and Charles Kellogg, of Candor, NY; 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, Richard, of 59 years, she was predeceased by her son, Matthew E. Lehman, who died in 1963; two brothers, Joseph Beaton, who died in 1968, and Finley Beaton, who died in 2010, and three sisters, Frances M. Mucci, who died in 1990, Mary Schaefer, who died in 2012, and Catherine Purcell, who died in 2005.

Mrs. Lehman’s funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018, beginning with a 9:45 a.m. Prayer Service at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating.  Burial with military honors will be he held in the spring in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, December 5th, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Church Restoration Fund.

Mrs. Lehman’s family extends their sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the 3rd Floor staff, including, doctors, nurses and attendants for all of their kindnesses and wonderful care provided to their mother and grandmother over the last 3+ years.

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Laure (Lyndaker) Canopy
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
Andy and Wendy.

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. It is such a hard time of year to have a loved one pass. I have to think/believe that your mom wanted to spend it in heaven this year. It will be hard for you but know that it’s better for her.

Laure ( Lyndaker) Canopy

Pam Farney Bulger
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
I offer my sincere sympathy to the entire Lehman family. I knew your parents from helping them obtain their veterans benefits while I worked in the Veterans Service Agency in Lowville. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patricia Monnat Campanelli
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
To the Lehman Family, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Lehman's passing.
She is in my prayers.

linda walseman
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
with sympathy from the wimpy and doris walseman family

Alice Streeter
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Andy and Wendy and family

I always enjoyed talking with your Mom whenever I would go up to the Nursing Home. I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Prayers.

Calvin Roggie
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Lifting prayers of comfort and peace as you remember the life of your mother and grandmother.

   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
andy and wendy and family I remember your mom as a sweet kind loving lady she is now with our lord may she rest in peace now and may god comfort you all at this time of sorrow

Tim and Lenna Schack
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Aunt Theresa, May you be forever surrounded by the everlasting love of God. We can only imagine what a joyous reunion you are having with Uncle Dick and Matt. You certainly earned all that heaven has to offer!

susan nortz
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
with deepest sympathy from susan nortz

Randy and Ellen Lyndaker
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
So sorry about hearing of the passing of your mother Andy,May she Rest In Peace.

David and Mary Zehr
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of your family.

Maryann (Purcell) Wright
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
My Deepest Condolences go out to all who loved Aunt Theresa. She was loved by so many and will be missed but is now with Uncle Dick and Matt. May she rest in Peace.

Donna Pate
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
My sincere condolences go out to all the family at this sad time. Thoughts & prayers to all.

Lillian Steria
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
Wendy and family sorry for your lost.

Myron and Julie Roggie
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
Andy and Wendy and family-- we are so sorry for your loss! Our love and prayers as you go through this time of grief, and we pray for God's comfort and peace. Our love and prayers, Myron and Julie and family

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