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Wayne C Lehman

July 14, 1951 August 8, 2019
Wayne C Lehman
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Wayne C. Lehman, age 68, of Dover, DE passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Wayne was born on July 14, 1951 to the late Charles and Mary (Ragazzo) Lehman of Manchester, CT.

Wayne studied wildlife conservation at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT and West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, where he earned a Master’s Degree.

Wayne worked for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Fish and Wildlife as a Wildlife Biologist and Wildlife Regional Manager for 30 years. While enjoying retirement he also chose to return to the Division of Fish and Wildlife part time as a biological aid enabling him to continue to be involved in some of his favorite projects.

A lifelong outdoorsman, Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wildlife photography. He was active in the establishment of the Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger Program and continued to assist with the program. He also received great pleasure from passing on knowledge and outdoor experiences to young people. Wayne would give classroom talks and conduct field trips with youth volunteers interested in environmental studies. He was also very active in the Delaware Envirothon as an instructor and evaluator.

Wayne’s hobbies included dog training, both obedience and therapy dog training; outdoor photography, including wildlife, flora, landscapes, and sports; and poker.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend to many.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 38 years, Cheryl F. Lehman, his daughter Danielle R. Lehman of Rehoboth Beach, DE, his sisters, Margo (Peter) Nielson of Manchester, CT and Lynn (Keith) Palmer of Willington, CT, nephews, Keith (Shannon) Palmer, Kurtis Palmer, Jeffrey (Jess) Nielson, and Christopher Meehan, a niece Karli Palmer, a great nephew, and two great nieces. Also left to miss him is his beloved dog Sienna.

A memorial service will be held 11m, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call one hour prior.

A memorial service will also be held in Connecticut at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in Wayne’s honor to Morris Animal Foundation (morrisanimalfoundation.org), Delaware Envirothon (delawareenvirothon.org), Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger Program (http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Hunting/Pages/SportsmenAgainst Hunger.aspx) (make checks payable to Division of Fish & Wildlife, on the memo line write SAH Program, send to Delaware Fish & Wildlife, ATTN: SAH Program, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901), or a charity of your choice.


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Saturday

17

Aug

10:00 AM 8/17/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road

1145 E. Lebanon Road
Dover, DE 19901

Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road
1145 E. Lebanon Road Dover 19901 DE
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Aug

11:00 AM 8/17/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/17/2019 12:00:00 PM
Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road

1145 E. Lebanon Road
Dover, DE 19901

Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road
1145 E. Lebanon Road Dover 19901 DE
United States
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