It is with great sadness that the family of James "Jim" Lehman announces his passing on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Jim, affectionately known as Boo, is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jane Donovan Lehman; his daughter Liz Amend and her husband Dan of Wake Forest, NC; his daughter Anmarie Rose and her husband Ryan of Wayne, PA; 6 grandchildren Alex, Megan, Kate & Emily Amend and Mackenzie & Taryn Rose; his sisters Norma Hall of Exton, PA and Emer Chapman; 26 nieces and nephews; and 22 great nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved brother, Edward Lehman. He loved everyone unconditionally and was proud to be part of such a large circle of family and friends.
Jim grew up in Landsdowne, PA attending Landsdowne-Aldan High School and running track where he held a 1 mile run record. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958-1962, working in Radar Relay. He went on to study mathematics and received a Bachelor of Science from West Chester State College and a Masters Degree from Lehigh University. He had a career as an actuary which culminated in becoming a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. After retirement, he devoted life to his 3 G's: his Girls, his Grandchildren & Golf!
Jim appreciated life's simplicities, including the great outdoors and time with family. He spent many years fishing the Quabbin Reservoir in MA with his brother. He took any opportunity to golf, and he was always ready to attend a performance at the Carolina Opry. Over the years, he honed a bedtime repertoire that he sang with love to his daughters and grandchildren. He enjoyed talking with his nieces and nephews, passing on his love for mathematics, and convincing the next generation to study actuarial science (we're still waiting!). Jim was a kind and generous person who was always willing to help and share with others. He was a role model as an upstanding citizen who believed in doing the right thing for the good of everyone. His memory will be cherished dearly by all who loved him.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30pm Monday, May 6, 2019 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main St. Wake Forest, NC. www.brightfunerals.com
Friends may visit with the family prior to the service, from 12:30pm-2:30pm.
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