Thursday, May 4, 2017

Edwin J. Lentz (May 3, 2017)

Edwin J. Lentz, age 92, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:23 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on January 7, 1925 in Montgomery County, Ohio, to the late Everett & Margaret (Cassell) Lentz.

Ed is survived by his wife, Dorthy (Baker) Flatter Lentz of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on June 16, 1973; children, Steven (Chris) Lentz of Dayton, OH, Michael Lentz of Vandalia, OH, JoDell (Richard) Maclean of Columbus, OH, Robert (Debra) Flatter of Arcanum, OH, Michael (Brenda) Flatter of Arcanum, OH, and Rebecca (Doug) Downing of New Madison, OH; grandchildren, Zachary Lentz, Jennifer (Bob Bolesic) Flatter, Shawn (Shena) Flatter, Alisha (Matt) Reiss, Kyle Flatter, Nick Moerman and Erika Loper; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Paul (Linda) Lentz of Centerville, OH; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Lentz.

Ed worked as a Sales Manager for Vaniman Ford in Trotwood, Ohio, retiring in September of 1984. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. Ed served our country as a member of the United States Marine Corp serving in World War II.

There will be a service held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Gerry Vuchetich officiating. Burial will follow in Royal Oak Cemetery, Brookville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 5-8 PM as well as Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a service on Saturday at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care or Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association. Condolence for the family may be sent through