Paul Lehman, 76, grocery store executive, church trustee

May 05, 2006

Paul E. Lehman, a retired grocery store executive who was active in church affairs, died of multiple myeloma Monday at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The former Cockeysville resident was 76.

Mr. Lehman was born in Lewisberry, Pa., and was raised there and in Collingdale, Pa. He attended Drexel University and served in the Army during the Korean War.

He began his grocery career in 1944 as a stock boy for the Giant Tiger store chain in Philadelphia that eventually became part of Acme Markets.

Mr. Lehman managed Acme stores in Philadelphia until being promoted to district manager.

In 1969, he moved to Cockeysville and was responsible for Acme stores on Maryland's Eastern Shore and in Northern Virginia.

At his retirement in 1984, Mr. Lehman was vice president of operations for Baltimore-area stores.

Mr. Lehman was an active member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Cockeysville, where he had been a trustee, established a children's center and sang with the choir. Services were held there yesterday.

Since 2004, he had lived at Oak Crest Village in Parkville.

He enjoyed collecting coins, vegetable gardening and participating in his church's pinochle card club.

His wife of 26 years, the former Janet Louise Bear, died in 1995.

Surviving are four sons, Charles E. Lehman of Glen Arm, James C. Lehman of Nottingham, Robert M. Lehman of Owings Mills and Kevin M. Lehman of Parkville; two daughters, Carol A. Richardson of Middle River and Diane L. Pewtherer of Philmont, N.Y.; a brother, Charles E. Lehman of York, Pa.; and nine grandchildren. His marriage to the former Margaret Barton ended in divorce.

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