Philip Henry Lehrbach

Phil Lehrbach

Penfield: Passed peacefully on Wednesday May 28, 2014 surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Jane, his 3 children Jeffrey (Paula), Melissa (Michael Quinn) and Kerstin (Paul Lepore), his grandchildren Alyssa and Olivia Lepore, Kim and Kyler Lehrbach and Maura Quinn, and his sister Nancy Lehrbach Yost of Hendersonville, NC.

A graduate of Irondequoit High School, Phil went on to graduate from Clarkson College of Technology, then served in the US Army from 1952-1954. After his discharge, he returned to Rochester, married his bride Jane, and worked as an outside salesman for Heinrich Siebold and Merkel Donahue until his retirement in 1994.

Phil was a loving husband, father and friend, who loved life and people, and was greatly loved in return. He was a long time member of the Church of the Incarnation in Penfield, and his joys in life included his family and friends, his dogs, golf, tent-camping in Truro, MA, spending winters in Ft. Myers FL, Syracuse basketball, and the Red Sox.

A Memorial Service celebrating Phil’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday June 7, 2014 at the Church of the Incarnation, 1957 Five Mile Line Rd, Penfield, NY.  

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Church of the Incarnation or Lollypop Farm.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,

9 Condolences

  1. Eileen Donovan on May 31, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    My condolences go out to the family of such a kind man whose appreciation for humor & mischief was passed on to his children, one of whom was my dear college roommate, Melissa. What a beautiful legacy.

  2. Dick and Gayle Green on June 1, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Jane, We were saddened by the news of Phil. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God help you through this trying time.

  3. Bill Stein on June 1, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Dear Jane and family,
    I am truly sorry to learn of Phil’s passing. His joy in living, his love of joking, his friendship, will be deeply missed.
    Bill Stein

  4. Gary Zollweg on June 2, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Mrs. Lehrbach,

    My mother, brother, girlfriend, and myself are saddened by Mr. Lehrbach’s passing and offer our sincere condolences to you and the rest of the family. I’d like to pass along 2 fond memories I have of Mr. Lehrbach.

    1) I remember going to one of Kerstin’s birthday parties when I was around age 6 or 7, and Mr. Lehrbach passing out little bags of candies and surprises.

    2) When my brother & I were young kids growing up back in the late 60s, I remember the dozens of ever-so fun kickball and softball games out in the middle of the street. Mr. Lehrbach often would take time – after working hard at his job all day – to be our designated pitcher and unbiased referee. Good times.

    I am sorry for not being able to attend Mr. Lehrbach’s Memorial Service due to work obligations, but will certainly be thinking of him.

  5. The Rev. & Mrs. Robert B. Doing on June 2, 2014 at 2:17 am

    They were always so smiling and attentive….He will be missed here at All Souls as I am sure he is in the bosom of his family and their church there. Jane is a strong Christian and will rejoice that he really is in a better place and we shall follow at our own time.
    “May the faithful departed rest in peace and let light shine upon them.” Amen
    Fr. Bob and Sue

  6. Jim Riordan on June 2, 2014 at 11:55 am


    So sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. He was a great friend and co worker of Dad’s. Now they are both up in heaven trading golf stories and Mom is listening intently.

    I won’t be able to attend the memorial service Saturday, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time

    Jim Riordan

  7. Don & Iva Pfeil on June 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your friend and husband Jane. He will be greatly missed by your Florida friends. Don & Iva

  8. Kathy, David & Emily Dyer on June 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    We send hugs and love to the Lehrbach family at the loss of dear Phil, a truly kind and gentle man.

  9. Frank Radler on June 10, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Jane, my sons Mike & Steve and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family for your loss. Phil was a very nice person & I always enjoyed seeing you together at OGC. My grandson Alec just finished his 2nd year at Phil’s school Clarkson and loves it. my thoughts are with you and your family. Be Well.

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