Carl E. Lenhult, Jr., 89, passed peacefully Wednesday, May 22, 2013. He was born on July 30, 1923, in Morningside, PA, to the late Carl E. Lenhult, Sr. and Lillian Reynolds Whitlow.
Surviving are his daughter, Carla Lenhult Carver, of Patterson Township; two sisters, Jean (David) Roll, Beaver, and Edith (Wilbert) Keefer, Orlando, FL; four grandchildren, Matthew Crawford, Woodbridge, VA; Maura (Trent) Williams, Woodbridge, VA; Lisa (Jay) Jacobs, Jeffersonton, VA; Adam Carver, Patterson Township; and he was blessed with 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life, Mary J. Lenhult, his devoted wife of 68 years; a daughter, Marsha Ruth Crawford and a grandson, Jon Carl Carver.
Through his lifetime, Carl enjoyed traveling across the country with his wife, and especially enjoyed reading about and visiting battle sites of the Civil War. He was a constable for Beaver County in the 1960s, a volunteer fireman for the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Dept., and for 35 years, from ticket agent to freight agent, Carl worked for the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad. In his spare time he enjoyed model railroading, sail boating, bowling, golfing, and in later years became a champion golfer for the Senior Men’s Golf League at Blackhawk golf course. As a child from the depression, a young man during WWII, and a caring father, he taught his children about loving God and respect for the men and women who protect our country.
Friends were received Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a funeral service was celebrated Saturday at 11 AM in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Third Street, Beaver with his Pastor Reverend Frank Kantz officiating. Entombment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.
Many thanks go to the doctors, healthcare workers and staff employed at Providence Care Center, Franciscan Manor, Heritage Valley tHealth Systems (HVHS) and Good Samaritan Hospice (HVHS, Beaver), in providing outstanding care to Carl. Contributions, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society.