Clarence A Lenz

Clarence A Lenz

February 22, 1931 - December 13, 2020
Chippewa Township

Clarence A Lenz

February 22, 1931 - December 13, 2020
Chippewa Township


Clarence A. “Lenny” Lenz, 89, of Chippewa Twp. died Sunday, December 13, 2020 at his daughter’s residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Born February 22, 1931 in Neshannock PA, he was the son of the late Herman and Eleanor Nesbit Lenz. Lenny was a graduate of New Castle High School, Class of 1949, with 3 years of vocational electrical training. After graduation he worked on the family farm and built houses for one year, then went on to join the United States Army. From 1952-1955, he served in the signal corps of the United States Army Security Agency under the National Security Agency in Asmara, Eritrea at Kagnew Station. In 1952 he started his employment with Bell of PA, currently Verizon, where he worked for 41 years and served as a union officer for the Communication Workers of America for 34 years.  After he retired in 1994, he volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 15 years and built houses for Habitat for Humanity for 5 years. Lenny was a very active member of Cup Evangelical Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder, deacon, trustee, and volunteered on several committees. One of the things he loved the most was gathering with family and friends, and he held the honor of asking the blessings at our celebratory meals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in 1995 by his beloved wife Ellen Yarabinec Lenz whom he married in 1957; and a son, Keith Lenz in 1960.

He is survived by a daughter, Karen (John “Jack”) McLaughlin; a son, Kirt (Laurie) Lenz; a brother, Gerald Lenz; two sisters, Ruth McCracken, and Marilyn (Don E.) Leach; eight grandchildren, Keenan McLaughlin, Jackson McLaughlin, Karsen McLaughlin, Rachel Lenz, Kai Lenz, Jeanine (Christopher) Pavuk, Kristen (Peter) Holcroft, and Jaclyn (Owen) Fitter; eight great-grandchildren, Lily, Peter, Sadie, Jack, Lucy, Alice, Elliot, and Colin; and several nieces and nephews

Friends will be received on Friday from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home- Chippewa 117 Blackhawk Road www.gabauerfamilyfuneral  A funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:00pm at the Cup Evangelical Presbyterian Church- 530 Blackhawk Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Pastor Scott Graham will officiate.  In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are required at the funeral home and church.  The service will be livestreamed and can be viewed at go to Posts- CUP Online Services.

Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Family request memorial contributions be made to CUP Church or the Disabled American Veterans-1000 Liberty Ave.  Room 1606, Pittsburgh PA 15222.



  • Date & Time: December 18, 2020 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 118 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA - (Get Directions)

CUP Evangelical Presbyterian Church

  • Address: 530 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls PA 15010

Disabled American Veterans

  • Address: PO Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250

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3 responses to Clarence A Lenz

  1. I remember that Lenny was such a great and cherished friend to my dad, Jerry Harris. He was always so kind when I had a chance to talk to him. I saw him recently this past summer when I was at a yard that happened to be across from his house and he was out to get his mail. I’m thankful that I was able to stop and talk to him and share some memories with him about my dad. My condolences to his family.

  2. Thank you for these kind words and thoughts, Penny. My dad cherished his friendship with your dad and I had a photo of the two of them displayed at the funeral home during visitation. They had been through a lot together and Jerry could not have been a better friend to him. God bless you and your family.

  3. Carol Rudy says:

    I want to say what a nice man Lenny was and how I enjoyed seeing him when he came to our church with his family. My family also enjoyed seeing him. I started to visit him at Karen’s which I enjoyed and especially hearing him talk about his wife and family. He will be missed.

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