Harold Lewis Zehner
December 25, 1925 ‒ February 09, 2008
LEXINGTON: Harold Lewis Zehner, 82, of Church Street, Lexington, died Saturday morning February 9, 2008 in his home following a short illness.
He was born December 25, 1925 in Mansfield to Howard and Lucille (Shambaugh) Zehner and was graduated from Union High School north of Mansfield in 1944.
Harold served with the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, in the 3704th Base Unit, and was a lifelong member of the American Legion.
A lifelong Mansfield area resident, Harold was a fixture of Mansfield’s downtown scene, as he worked 40 years in Sid’s Camera’s Shop. Following his retirement from Sid’s, he had worked the past ten years with his good friends at Vidonish Studios in Lexington.
For Harold, photography was more than an occupation, it was also a passion to pursue toward excellence. He was well ahead of the curve on trends in photography and shared his knowledge.
Affectionately known as “Mr. Bike,” Harold was often seen on his bicycle in Lexington, having recorded 125,000 miles riding his bike.
He combined his two hobbies of biking and photos by serving as the Mid-Ohio Race Track Photographer. He was a member of MidOhio Bikers Club, Wheelman Antique Bike Club, and Pavonia United Methodist Church.
He is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Roy and Doris Zehner of Gerry, New York, Melvin and Sue Zehner of Mansfield; sister Maxine Zehner of Ashland, sister and brother-in-law Ruby and Stanley Pfeifer of Bellville; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday, February 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Jack Sharp will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery where the Irvin Hiskey Post #535 American Legion will hold graveside military honors.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com