Dorothy L. Lehman, 96, of Hamilton, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 after a short stay at the Waterville Residential Center.
She was born on March 7, 1925 in Sherburne, the oldest of six children of Harold and Myra (Comstock) Geer. She was a graduate of Earlville Central School and Central City Business Institute in Syracuse. On August 7, 1948 she married Delbert (Del) A. Lehman in the Grace Episcopal Church in Earlville.
Dorothy was the insurance administrator for T.B. Lull and successor companies. She retired from Craine and Mirabito after 38 years of service.
Dorothy was a member of the Earlville Seniors and a life- long member of the Earlville Conservation Club. In recent years she enjoyed trips with the Oriska Valley Seniors. She loved music and attending band concerts. An avid card player she was always ready to go out to eat.
Dorothy was an accomplished painter and member of the Leatherstocking Decorative Artists. Her paintings were prized gifts of friends and family. She went through a lot of word search books and crocheted and knitted with the Smyrna Knitters. Even into her 96th year she drove to Oneida to shop, dine and get her nails done.
Her kindness, generosity, zest for life and her laugh will be missed by many who loved and respected her. Some still say they want to be like her when they grow up.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Judy (Micheal) Boucher of Newburgh, inherited grandson Jason (Kathryn) Creux and great grandchildren André, Sarah and Rosemary of Bronxville. Also surviving are her sister Patricia (Robert) Peters of North Branch and brother Kenneth (Carol) Geer of Morris, and many loving nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a second Mom to Joyce Fletcher Miles and Sherry Dimorier Haluska. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Del, long-time companion Dick Fletcher, sister Norma Carpenter and brothers Charlie and Robert.
Dorothy was especially thankful to Donna Alger, Fran Belitz, John and Cathy Carpenter, and Clyde and Jamie Benedict for all their help over the last few years.
Contributions in Dorothy’s honor may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Sherburne, St. Jude’s or the charity of your choice.
Graveside Services will be held in the Earlville Cemetery in the spring and a Celebration of Life at a date to be announced.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess and Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad Street, Hamilton. To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com