Donald P. Lenze

Donald P. Lenze, 61, of 368 Toby Road, Kersey, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

He was born August 1, 1953 in St. Marys, son of the late Albert and Mary Martha Bauer Lenze.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1972.  He was an employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Company.

On January 31, 1981, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Suzanne M. Vollmer, who survives.  He is also survived by three daughters, Dawn Rice and her husband Bill of Pittsburgh, Katherine Sarginger and her husband Chris of St. Marys, and Melissa Orner and her husband Jamie of Emporium; two sons, Paul J. Lenze and his wife Alison of Erie and Kenneth S. Lenze and Debra Erich of Kersey; three grandchildren, Alexis Rose Sarginger, Jacob Thomas Sarginger, and Violet Marie Rice; a sister, Mary Zelt and her husband Jerome of St. Marys; a brother, David Lenze and his wife Suzanne of St. Marys; his mother-in-law, Patricia Vollmer of Kersey; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Lenze.

Mr. Lenze was a member of the Fox Twp. Sportsmen’s Club.  He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors.  He also enjoyed gardening and being with his children and family.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Denise Sarnoski May 27, 2015 at 10:35 am

Dear Mary and Family,
I am shocked and sad to hear that Donnie passed away.. He always made me smile even though he talked about what he was going through..
God bless all of you through this hard time.
Take Care,
Denise (Shaffer) Sarnoski

Carrie Miller Hildersheim May 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

To the family of Mr. Lenze,

I am so shocked to hear the news. Toby has lost a one of a kind man. He always carried a smile on his face.
May God be with everyone. So sorry for your loss.

Wayne and Denise Greenthaner May 27, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Sue and family, Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband and father. May God bless you all during this difficult time.

Sue Lineman May 28, 2015 at 11:51 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Diane Scutella May 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Deepest sympathy in the passing of Donny.
May he rest in God’s perfect peace.

Joe & Diane Scutella

Jen Hallinen May 29, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Kevin and I are sorry to hear about the loss of Ronnie. If there is anything you guys need please let us know. Know that your family is in our prayers.
Chico and Jen

John W. Lenze June 3, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Suzanne and family, Dave, and Mary,
My thoughts are with you. I can’t find the words to express how sad this makes me. I’m sure many people feel your loss.
John Lenze

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