Mark Thomas Lehman

June 10, 1981 ‒ August 24, 2020

Ostrander, Ohio

Mark Thomas Lehman, age 39 of Ostrander passed away suddenly, Monday, August 24, 2020.

Born on June 10, 1981, in Columbus, he was a treasured son of Michael and Carolyn (Jones) Lehman of Galena. He graduated from Olentangy High School in 1999. Tall and handsome in stature, Mark enjoyed all sports, most especially golf and basketball. Golfing was a true passion, he enjoyed playing in the Wednesday Night League at Mill Creek Golf Course, and on Saturdays with friends and family. He also volunteered at the Memorial and Nationwide Tournaments.

For the past 16 years, he worked with Nationwide Insurance Company, most recently as a product claims manager, developing mobile applications. It was there he met Megan Ross, whom he married 5 years ago.

Together they made plans, built a home, which Mark designed, and were blessed with a beautiful little girl, Nora Elizabeth whom they call “Nellie”. He and Megan were truly a team in life and on their family softball team. Mark played first base and Megan, second.
Honest and straight forward, he was never afraid to try something new. He enjoyed working on projects along with his father and together they also enjoyed a passion for cars. Mark’s favorite was his BMW “Veronica”.

Meticulous in every aspect of his life, Mark was indeed a planner, implementer, and wonderful provider. From creating a spreadsheet for wedding plans to cultivating his lawn or building his extensive patio deck. It was expressed that while he seeded his own yard, the grass never grew under his own feet because he was always busy with a project.
His inquisitive nature and love of family will long be remembered.

In addition to his beloved wife Megan, daughter Nellie, and parents Mike and Carol, he is also survived by brother Matt (Gillian) Lehman of North Ridgeville, nephews Garrett, Grady & Jacob, niece Rebekah, uncles Tom and Dave (Kay) Lehman, cousin Dawn (Mike) Scanlon, parents-in-law Mitch and Cheryl Ross of Ostrander, brother-in-law Gabe Ross, numerous friends including best friends: Craig Mehl and Grant Seese.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Friday, August 28th, at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Due to the COVID pandemic, a private family service celebrating Mark’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 29th, at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, where services will be livestreamed by visiting Burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander, Ohio. At a later date, when it is safe to do so, a larger-than-life celebration will be held for all family, friends and well-wishers.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Nora E. Lehman Education Fund, 101 Valleyside Dr., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Way too soon brother. I enjoyed immensely the rounds of golf I got to partake in with you and just the laughs we enjoyed in our time we hung out.

    Prayers to the family and friends of Mark. May God’s hand protect you and allow you to heal in this most difficult time.

  • I will always cherish the memories I had with Mark. From golf outings, basketball, or sitting down to chat about work and life Mark always had a smile on his face. To Marks family please accept my deepest condolences……gone from our sight, but never from out hearts.

  • Megan, Nellie and all Mark’s friends and family,
    My deepest condolences to you all. I worked with Mark for 4 years at Nationwide and have nothing but good memories of Mark, especially when he was in a full Chewbaca costume on Halloween at work at acting out all the Chewbaca noises. When I think of Mark I think of the Browns, his good work ethic and his goofy sense of humor. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all. Megan, I wish for peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

  • To Megan, Nellie and the family and friends, I will pray for your comfort with time and blessings of memories forever. Mark was a friend in business, a giant of leadership and wisdom of others. We are sorry for your loss.

    Joe Federer

  • To all of Mark’s family and friends, especially to Megan and Nellie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Many prayers during this difficult time. Hold with you the great memories you’ve all shared with him and think about those on the days that seem unbearable. Sending lots of hugs and prayers 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • I had the privilege of working with Mark at Nationwide and he was always someone you could count on. Mark was knowledgeable and organized and always willing to cooperate and find the best way to get stuff done. He put us all to shame at a team outing at Top Golf – yet he was still humble about it. He spoke often of his home and his family and my heart goes out to all of you. We will miss him greatly on our team and he will not be forgotten.

  • Remembering the Lehman and Ross families in prayer for comfort and healing in this difficult time. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Megan, Nora, and Dear Family,

    From our family to your we are deeply sorry for your loss. God bless every one of you. We are praying for you and keeping you in our thoughts.

    The Brown Family

  • Cheryl, Tom and I want to offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. We are now in Florida, but will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers❤️🙏

  • I am deeply saddened and heartbroken for your loss. Mark was a wonderful human being. He spoke so highly of his family who he loved and adored. While I have known Mark for many years, I really got to know Mark over the last year as his leader. He was an extremely hard worker, could command a room and was driven to be his very best. I am honored and privileged to have had the opportunity to work with and for Mark. He will be greatly missed by his peers and colleagues. I am praying for your family during this difficult time.

  • Dear Megan & Nellie:

    Though he is gone way too soon, Mark has certainly left his stamp on many lives and hearts. Smart and energetic, Mark was a delight to sit down and talk with. His first thoughts and concerns always started with you, Megan. Though I never had the pleasure of seeing him interact with Nellie, I have this picture in my head of a dedicated Dad and adoring little girl………………..I know without a doubt he was a great Dad and even better Husband. Let’s just say it: Mark was one of the best guys on the planet!

    Much peace and love to you and your family and may you heal one day at a time.

  • Dear Megan, Nellie, and the Lehman and Ross families,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss, and hope that good memories will comfort you in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Sometimes things happen and seem so unfair. This is so tragic and I’m so very sorry for you all. I send my condolences to the families. I didn’t know this man that obviously was a great man. To Megan, Nellie, Mitch and Cheryl, I personally send my deepest condolences to you. It saddens me so much that this young husband, father and son was taken from you all. It’s such a struggle to accept and try to understand but with all your family love and strength, you’ll find a way to find your tomorrow’s with his memories. Bless him and all of you.

  • My deepest condolences go out to Mark’s family and many friends. I didn’t know Mark, but work with Gabe Ross, his Brother-in-Law and was saddened by the news. It is obvious that he touched so many people in many positive ways.

  • My deepest condolences. Mark was a great guy to work with. He had such a great kind and honest personality. So very unfair for Megan and Nellie to loose him so soon. He touched many peoples lives in such a positive way. His kindness and joking will be missed. Many blessings and prayers to the family. May God send his angels of comfort to be with you. Treasure the beautiful memories that were created.

  • Megan, my heart is hurting for you and your daughter. I am so very sorry. Brett & I both worked with Mark prior to Nationwide and his recommendation lead me to Nationwide. We always had a good time at work and after work in our younger days. Many prayers to you, his family and all our friends. May God wrap his arms around you and give you strength and comfort. Leslie (Green) Lansinger