David W. Lehr

November 18, 1931 ‒ August 09, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

David W. Lehr, of Mount Vernon, OH passed away Sunday afternoon, August 9, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus surrounded by his beloved family.

David was born in Erie, PA on November 18, 1931, the only child of the late Irvin E. and Sarah (Snyder) Lehr.

David was a 1955 graduate of the University Of Pittsburg School Of Pharmacy. He was a tuba player in the Pitt marching band. He was a member of the Pennsylvania 28th Division and served as a US Army medic in Germany from 1951 to 1952. David was the owner of Centerburg Pharmacy for 20 years and retired in 2009 from CVS Pharmacy. He was an avid reader and loved his hours spent as a Volunteer at Mount Vernon Friends of the Library. He was also a trap shooter, and enjoyed surf fishing with his grandson, Jason. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon, the Mount Zion Lodge #9, F & AM, Jamestown Consistory in Jamestown, NY, the Aladdin Shrine, and the Centerburg Conservation Club.

David is survived by his daughters, Beverly and Susan; and his grandson, Jason Cooper.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Hope Lehr on May 4, 2014; and a daughter, Diane Elizabeth Lehr.

Inurnment will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2015 at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Erie, PA.

A Masonic funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, 102 North Gay St., Mount Vernon followed by a memorial service officiated by Rev. Jonathan Fettig.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to your local public library, read a book for pleasure or take someone you love fishing.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of David W. Lehr.

  • I will ALWAYS remember Dave Lehr as a truly professional pharmacist, a tough preceptor, a great employer and a wonderful friend. May he rest in peace in the arms of God.

  • Our hearts are heavy once as we mourn the sudden loss of our friend and Friends volunteer, David Lehr. Dave volunteered for the past few years with us at the Friends of the Library Book Warehouse and also scanned books for FOL at the main library. He always had a big smile and could outwork people half his age (84)! A couple summers ago, he talked a couple of his friends into helping him put thousands of fiction books in alphabetical order down the long hallway at the book warehouse–a feat that seemed impossible to the rest of us! But, he did it, and went right on to the next challenge. He loved his family and never let the challenges of life get the better of him-even when he lost his beloved wife of 63 years, Jackie, last year. He had a great sense of humor with a mischievous streak–and he never met a computer that he couldn’t “tweak”. He loved going out to dinner with “the library gang” on Thursdays and he could hold his own with the old farts as well as the crazy teens.

    But he also had a softer side that was simply beautiful. When Dave realized we had the same urologist, he made it a point to come early for his appointment and sit with me so I wouldn’t be there alone…That was the softer side…the side that always had a few bits of sage advice when he knew a friend (or stranger) was in need.. the side that patted your hand and said “don’t worry, all will be ok”… the side that was so proud of his daughters and family, and the side that just beamed when he shared stories of his wife and their many life adventures…You will be missed, dear friend. Give Jackie a big hug for all of us… and try not to rebuild ALL the computers in heaven at once!
    –From Linette & Randy Metler, and all of us at the Public Library of Mt Vernon & Knox County and the Friends of the Library Book Warehouse

  • I had the privileged of working with Dave at the Friends of the Library Book Warehouse. I appreciated being greeted on each occasion with a big smile and encouraging word. He was extremely dedicated to his efforts for the Friends of the Library Book Warehouse. He will most certainly be missed.

  • I can not even begin to say how sorry I am to hear of Dave’s passing, his last words to me were, I’ll let you know when I am coming back. I so cared for Dave he was such a hard worker, and I will miss him, so so much, I really did love him and feel so blessed to have had him in my life. God Bless you Dave.