Gerald H. “Fuzzy” Lenze

Gerald H. “Fuzzy” Lenze, 90, of 737 Washington Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a brief illness.

He was born November 2, 1930, in Kersey, son of the late Herman and Catherine Gahr Lenze.  Fuzzy was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1948.  He was a retired employee of Pure Carbon, retiring in 1992 after 34 years of service.

On July 16, 1955, in the Sacred Heart Church, Fuzzy married Dorothy M. Hnath, who preceded him in death on March 6, 2016.

He is survived by four daughters: Geraldine Geer and her husband Bert of St. Marys; Mary Kay Lenze of St. Marys; Patricia Aaron of Brandy Camp; and Jacqueline Rooker and her husband Jack of Kersey; his son, Herman Lenze of St. Marys; eight grandchildren: Jennifer Mazza, Alex Geer (Nate Freeman), Matthew (Tiera) Geer, Jacob Geer, Sara (Rob) Bennett, Adam (Sheena) Aaron, Lucas Lenze (Morgan Lower), and Jared Lenze; five great-grandchildren: Bella Robertson, Mitchell Bennett, Zeta Aaron, Gracen Bennett, and Mary “Rosie” Aaron; by two sisters: Beverly Lenze and Mary “Mazie” Feldbauer, both of St. Marys; and by a sister-in-law, Irene Hnath of St. Marys.

In addition to his wife and parents, Fuzzy was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Lenze.

Fuzzy was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, serving our country in the Korean War.  He was a member of the PFL, the American Legion, the St. Marys Beagle Club, the VFW, and was a former member of the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning, from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail at 168 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Patty Hoh January 22, 2021 at 7:07 pm

To all of you,
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad.
Please know that during this time of sorrow, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless you.

Shelley and Dave January 23, 2021 at 7:21 am

Fuzzy will be missed. Always liked looking up and seeing him wave and smile with his cute hat on. 🙂 Many memories to hold dear. God Bless all of the family. Take care. Sad this virus has to keep us apart. May the days ahead get better. Sincerely, Shelley and Dave Dush

Pam & Joe Lanzel January 23, 2021 at 9:08 pm

We were so sorry to hear about your dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Pam & Joe

Chuck Simpson January 24, 2021 at 12:29 pm

Sympathy to your family. So sorry to hear about Fuzzy.

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