September 3, 2016
LUZERNE, Pa. — Edward J. “Sledge” Lehr, 68, died Aug. 29, 2016, at Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. Mr. Lehr was born Sept. 11, 1947, to the late Edward Lehr and Rita Ruddy in Plymouth. He was a graduate of Plymouth High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed with King’s College in maintenance. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rita Lehr Kupstas. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Zenda; children, Janet Lehr, John Lehr and Lance Lehr, all of Mississippi, Ashley Lehr Gambriel of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Michele McMullen of Shavertown, Pennsylvania and Heather Musick of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; sister, Debra Phillips of Exeter, Pennsylvania; brother, Jay Lehr of New Jersey; and ten grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Forty Fort Youth Soccer Organization in Edward’s memory.