James F. Lenze

James F. Lenze, 62, of 122 Reserve Road, St. Marys, passed away at his residence Wednesday evening, January 2, 2013, after a brief illness.

He was born July 15, 1950 in St. Marys, son of the late Albert J. and Mary Martha Bauer Lenze, Jr.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1969.  He was an employee of the Keystone Carbon Company for 43 years.

He is survived by three sons, Jamie A. Lenze and his companion, Aileen Eckert of St. Marys, Aaron J. (Stacy) Lenze of St. Marys and Joseph D. (Courtney) Lenze of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Jacqueline Lenze, Jacob Lenze, Brandon Lenze, Natalie Lenze and Vincent Lenze; a sister, Mary (Jerome) Zelt of St. Marys; and two brothers, David A. Lenze and his wife Suzanne Smith of St. Marys and Donald P. (Sue) Lenze of Toby.

Mr. Lenze was a member of the St. Mary’s Church and the American Legion.  He enjoyed his family and grandchildren and watching ball games.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Michael Ferrick officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 403, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Janel Wolf January 4, 2013 at 9:09 am

Aaron, Jamie, and Joe….
So sorry to hear about your dad. You are all in my prayers.
Take care,

Bob and MaryJo Schutz January 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Jamie, Aaron, Joe and your families,
Our condolences to you on the passing of your dad. He was a lifelong friend of our’s who will be missed and remembered in our prayers.

Peggy Fannin January 4, 2013 at 4:21 pm

So sorry for your loss.

Guido, Phyllis Riccadonna January 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm

We were sorry to hear of your dad (brother) passing. He was always a great neighbor and a fun person to be around.

Guido and Phyllis Riccadonna

Nick and Margie January 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy and prayers remain with you all of you.
Margie and Nick Fritz

Eric Kellogg January 4, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Joe and Lenze family,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father, Jim. I always enjoyed my time with your family and your father. I liked sitting around talking sports and drinking a beer or two and talking about corvettes with Jim. You and your family will be in my thoughs and prayers during this difficult time.

Nancy Weirich Salter January 5, 2013 at 12:57 am

My sympathy to Jim’s family. I enjoyed working with Jim at Keystone. He could get whined up but he was one of the few guys who would clean-up after himself.

John W. Lenze January 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

I’m glad I ran into him this past summer when I was visiting. So many memories from our childhood.
Jim will be missed.


Bonnie Copelli January 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Jamie, Jackie and Jake,
Sorry to hear about grandpa……I will miss sitting on the bleachers with him this coming softball season….. He and my mom will be watching together…. Lost her the same day only 4 years earlier and they were both extreme sports fans….. So I’m sure he won’t miss any of his grandkids games now….. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
The Copelli’s
Bonnie, Greg, and Dew

Kate Angeletti January 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Sorry to hear about Jim. Prayers are with you.

Diane Mattivi January 6, 2013 at 12:10 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I’m in Texas and unable to attend the services.

Diane (Herzing) Scutella January 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother.

Joe and Diane Scutella

Bill and Ellen Pichler January 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Dear Joe and Courtney and family:
Our condolences to all of you in the death of your father. Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers.
Bill and Ellen Pichler

Dan Werner January 10, 2013 at 9:06 am

Jamie, Aaron, and Joe,

I was sorry to hear about your Dad. I always enjoyed running into him around town. He was a guy that always remembered you, called you by name, and talked to you for a while. Your Dad was a great guy.


Dan Werner

Amy (Farabaugh) Mueller January 17, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Aaron, Jamie and Joey,

So sorry to hear about your dad. We all had some great times together.

Amy Newell-Daveler February 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Mary, Dave, Don and boys –
Sending our love and condolences. Just learned of Jim’s passing.
So many wonderful memories ….
Love –
Amy, Bruce and Delaney

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