ROCHESTER, NY: March 17, 2020, at age 70. Sharlene passed away peacefully with her beloved sister Norma by her side. Shar is predeceased by her husband, David Lehning, and is survived by her sons, Tony, Mikey and Bryan, and her grandson, Kelvin. She is also survived by siblings: Jack (Rose Marie), Tony (Ellyn), Ken (Cathy), Dave (Karen), Dennis (Dixie), and Norma (Mark Conley), along with many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Shar was a professional and dedicated social worker throughout her career, serving her clients with energy and compassion. As a faithful member of the Spiritus Christi community, Shar found great joy singing in the Gospel Choir with her many friends, especially her beloved “Dream Team.” She took delight in preparing food for family and friends, who will always remember her spirited laugh. A truly remarkable person who faced the adversities of life with grace and dignity, Shar will always be loved, missed, and cherished. She was one of the kindest souls who ever walked the earth, and an inspiration to all who loved and knew her.
A memorial celebration of her life will be held when it is safe and appropriate, so all who wish to participate can attend. For those who would like to remember Shar with a gift, please consider donating to Heritage Christian Services (https://
heritagechristianservices.org/ donate/) in her name.