In Memory

Stephen Lehrer

Stephen Lehrer

Sadly, Steve passed away the weekend before the 4th of July. 2023. 

A grave-side service for the immediate family was held, followed by a celebration of Steve's life at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. 

Members of the Blue Ash American Legion attended and gave Steve a moving tribute for his service and dedication.  

Although a few classmates have noticed Steve's profile moving to this "In Memory" page, we delayed sending an email to all classmates at that time at the request of the family.  

May Steve's memory be a blessing.  

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09/15/23 04:01 PM #1    

Michael Nebolsky

I just was in the process of wishing  Stephen our traditional L'Shana Tovah greeting when I learned of the sad news. We have been close Friends for many years ( since Woodward and Sunday School ) .

Spent a lot of quality time together during our 50th.

We communicated for every special occasion.  We last "touched base " at the end of May 2023.

I wasn't aware he was ill.

What a  wonderful person . I truely lost another good friend.

Stephen,  Alav Ha - Shalom


09/15/23 07:11 PM #2    

Everett McIntosh

Veterans could always expect a note from Steven each year. Something small asking how you are doing. A thank you on Nov 11th. But he would tank me on the 10th too. And, asking how the family was doing. He sought me out at the 50th, and we chatted for a long time with others Friday night. Had to laugh. I had made duplicates of an original Pep Club pin Mr Tschofen(sp) gave to me. I had faceted some London Blue Topaz and the rest in Spinel as gifts set in silver and a couple in gold. He was just happy to get one. However, I was looking at the badge, he did not know it had a gemstone set instead of the basketball. 2 were freebies put in the basket full of them. Glad he got one of the 2.

09/16/23 03:52 PM #3    

Arnold Hanish

Steve, What a great guy . Shocked to hear of his passing... he willbe missed and remembered .

Arnie Hanish

09/16/23 05:21 PM #4    

Emily Lang (Ness)

I am deeply saddened about Steve's passing. The last time I saw him was at our 50th reunion. I will miss the beautiful, thoughtful, caring, eloquently written messages he used to write to my husband and me.  Steve would always thank John for his service.  In addition, he sent us the most warm L'Shana Tova messages. I will miss him.

09/17/23 04:13 PM #5    

James Myers

My faith tells me we shall all meet again. So Stephen Lehrer, I hope to see you and shake hands (and trade smiles) later! 

See ya,

Jim Myers

Colonel, US Army (Retired)

09/17/23 06:47 PM #6    

Barbara Lang (Matacia)

I was so sorry to hear about Steve's passing.  He was such a great, thoughtful and caring person. I looked forward to receiving his e-mails during the holidays and other important events.  My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family and friends. 

09/23/23 02:14 PM #7    

Elinda Fishman (Kiss)

so sorry to learn of Steve's passing; he was a caring person and will be missed.

was just re-reading your last holiday and birthday greetings; you always were so thoughtful.

09/24/23 12:10 PM #8    

Richard Jones

I was saddened to hear of Steve's passing as we had been in touch for the past several year. I first met Steve in band as we played the same instrument. The highlight of our band careers was playing for the Cleveland Browns during our junior year. Steve and I were even roommates that weekend in Cleveland. 
We talk occasionally of the great experiences through the years and the hard work and dedication that we received under the direction of Mr Wolfe, our band director. Steve sent me birthday wishes as well as a Thank You for my military service. 
We planned on meeting last year for lunch, the next time my job brought me to Cincinnati but I had a major medical issue and was put on medical leave. Steve's compassion was felt during my recovery as he passed on words of encouragement. You will be missed by so many that your thoughtfulness and caring touched. 
Goodbye, my friend........

09/27/23 01:07 AM #9    

Carol Friedman (Green)

I was shocked and so saddened to hear of Steve's passing. I reiterate all the previous comments about how good he was in keeping in touch with people to wish them a happy new year, a happy birthday and happy Veterans Day. He was one of the most thoughtful people I have known. Steve and I had been very good friends going all the way back to high school. My fondest memory of him at that time was when he and Eddie Rosenberg were ushers at the Valley Theater in Roselawn. During my senior year I worked at Roselawn Pharmacy in the Valley Shopoing Center. Steve predictably came down to the drug store any day he was working at the movie theater to buy candy from me. He was extremely friendly and put me very much at ease. 
He was the manager of the concession stand at the Blue Ash Park on nights when they had concerts. This was strictly a volunteer job but he loved serving the Blue Ash community. He was also very devoted to the Army. after he served, being involved in several VFW's. He was so respectful of all the branches of the military and talked fondly on a regular basis of his dear friend and fellow classmate Eddie Kanter. 
We would often over the years meet at the Blue Ash summer concerts. He had given up his managing position at the concession stand once Covid hit, but very recently we had decided to enjoy another Tuesday night concerts together again. Sadly, I still have his email from late June confirming we would meet at the next concert. Unfortunately it never happened because of rain. We were going to reschedule but unfortunately he passed away before we could finalize our plans. 
Steve, you have been such a caring and loving friend to so many, never forgetting birthdays, the Jewish New Year and especially Memorial Day and Vwterans Day. Steve, yiur unique thoughtfulness will be missed by many! I am just so happy that you considered me a good friend. May your memory be for a blessing!

10/30/23 04:49 PM #10    

Ken Ellison







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