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Aaron J. Lehman

from the Watertown Daily Times



CROGHAN - A prayer service for Aaron J. Lehman, 24, of 10028 High Falls Road, will be at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Scanlon Funeral Home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church with the Rev. Leo A. Wiley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

Mr. Lehman was pronounced dead Saturday at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, of injuries he suffered earlier that day in an all-terrain vehicle accident in the town of Croghan.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lehman has been a construction management student at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, since August. He also had been a carpenter for Capital Construction and Development Corp., Watertown, working on various projects throughout the north country.

Born March 10, 1979, in Carthage, son of Mark A. and Bonnie R. Boliver Lehman, he graduated in 1997 from Beaver River Central School, Beaver Falls, where he played varsity baseball.

After high school, he studied mechanical engineering technology at Canton College of Technology and from 1998 to 2000 he majored in liberal arts at Jefferson Community College, Watertown.

Mr. Lehman was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Church and a member of the Lewis County Fast-Pitch Softball League. He enjoyed a variety of sports including basketball, fishing, hunting and playing ice hockey. He also enjoyed coaching T-shirt Little League at Beaver River Central and four-wheeling.

Surviving besides his parents, of Croghan, are a brother, Jonas M., and a sister, Brooke M., both at home; his paternal grandparents, Eldred F. and Lorna L. Lehman, Croghan, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

His maternal grandparents, Bernard and Bernadette Campany Boliver, died before him.

Donations may be made to Croghan Recreation Park, in care of Frederick E. Jones, Croghan village treasurer, P.O. Box 391, Croghan, N.Y. 13327.