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James Elwood Lehmer

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James Elwood Lehmer 79, a lifelong resident of Mechanicsburg, PA passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.  He was born September 4, 1942 in Mechanicsburg, PA to Mark and Helen McCalister Lehmer.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Larry Lehmer, and his sister Jeanne L. Schwartz.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years Susan K. Lehmer, two sons Charles L. Bishop of Camp Hill and Stephen L. Bishop (Melissa) of Mechanicsburg, and the joys of his life, his  four grandchildren, Andrew, Gregory, Abigail, and Elizabeth, Bishop.  He is also survived by his Uncle Marlin Lehmer and many loved nieces and nephews.

Jim was a 1960 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School, where he played basketball under Coach Tom Yost and was the pitcher for the baseball team.   He proudly served his country as a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard.  He retired from IBM, after working many years for the company.

Jim felt the three most important things in life were Family, Friends, and Sports.  He coached many baseball and basketball teams in Mechanicsburg, where he was well known and admired as a coach.  Jim was a positive influence on all those he met.  He enjoyed watching The Phillies and The Eagles.

Private Graveside services were held at the Mechanicsburg Cemetery on Thursday, June 9, 2022.

Memorial gifts in his honor may be made to Mechanicsburg Area School District (MASD)

Attention:  Athletic Department, 500 Broad Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. 

The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lehmer family.

One memory on “James Elwood Lehmer”

  1. Jim graduated 1960 me 1966. Although he was 6 years my senior, We played Basketball together. In my early years he was
    One I looked up to. Actually one of my favorite players. Over the years the age difference was no problem. We both played under the same coach.The one thing I’ll miss is Jim sucking his thumb.
    Those who knew him know what I’m talking about. RIP Jim

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