Robert D. “Bob” Lenig, 80, of Danville, made his journey to Heaven on
January 5, 2014.
born May 26, 1933, to the late Victor P.S. and Jennie C. (Potts) Lenig, in
Upper Augusta Township, Northumberland County.
graduated from Northumberland High School in 1952. He entered the Navy from
high school and served in Norfolk, Va., and aboard the aircraft carrier USS
Tarawa CVS 40 until his discharge in 1956. While in the Navy he achieved the
rank of Teleman 2nd Class. On May 30, 1954, he married Coleen B. Jenkins at
the Methodist Church on the Park in Northumberland.
attending Susquehanna University, he worked in sales and retired from TRW,
Inc., in Danville as Human Relations Manager in 1989.
a life member of the Danville American Legion Post 40, AARP, Masons Mahoning
Lodge 224, a life member and past president and founding member of the
Susquehanna Personnel Management Association, a life member and past
president of Tri County Personnel Association, and a member of St. James
Ridgeville United Church of Christ, Danville.
enjoyed traveling with Coleen to south Texas during the winter and did
woodworking as a hobby. Bob was a long time volunteer in the ICU at
Geisinger Medical Center and volunteered for the American Cancer Society as
a driver for cancer patients.
preceded in death by his wife, Coleen on Feb. 22, 2008; three sisters, Grace
Bastian, Lucille Sponseller, and Phyllis Bressler; and two brothers, Neal
and John Lenig. Bob was the last member of his immediate family.
survived by many nieces and nephews and close friends. Most especially Bob
wants to remember nieces, Lenna Volz, of Mifflinburg and Helen Martin, of
Northumberland; nephew, Craig Lenig, of Lewisburg; and close friends, Jean
Hagenbuch, Claire Mitros, and Charlotte Stetler, all of Danville.
was the nicest guy EVER and was always there for anyone who needed him in
any situation, whether he knew them or not. He forever had a smile on his
face and a twinkle in his eye.
will welcome him with open arms! Now there will be one great angel watching
over us all.
celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 11,
2014 at St. James United Church of Christ, Ridgeville, 2507 Bloom Road,
Danville with Pastor Rick Shearer officiating.
family will receive friends at a luncheon immediately following the
celebration service in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bob’s Church, St. James U.C.C.,
Ridgeville, 2507 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821, or Maria Hall, 1 Maria Hall
Drive, Danville, PA 17821, where Bob received amazing care.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, 10 W Mahoning
Street Danville PA.