James F. Lenze, 62, of 122 Reserve Rd., St. Marys, died at his residence Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, 2013, after a brief illness.
He was born July 15, 1950 in St. Marys, son of the late Albert J. and Mary Martha Bauer Lenze Jr.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1969. He was an employee of the Keystone Carbon Company for 43 years.
He is survived by three sons, Jamie A. Lenze and his companion, Aileen Eckert of St. Marys, Aaron J. (Stacy) Lenze of St. Marys, and Joseph D. (Courtney) Lenze of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Jacqueline Lenze, Jacob Lenze, Brandon Lenze, Natalie Lenze, and Vincent Lenze; a sister, Mary (Jerome) Zelt of St. Marys; and two brothers, David A. Lenze and his wife Suzanne Smith of St. Marys and Donald P. (Sue) Lenze of Toby.
Mr. Lenze was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed his family and grandchildren and watching ball games.
A Mass of Christian Burial for James F. Lenze will be celebrated in the St. Maryâ€™s Church on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at 12 p.m., with the Rev. Michael Ferrick officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday from 5-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857; or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 403, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.