William Ellis “Skip” Lehman (70 years old) of Vanderbilt, PA
Skip was born August 9, 1950 in Lower Oliver III to the late Mary Josephine Gallo Lehman and Walter Elias Lehman Sr. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday May 5, 2021. Skip was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. You may remember him as “Chief Many Bucks” or “D.J. Skip” as he referred to himself. He was always an entertainer of sorts with his jokes, stories and Frequent Political Facebook Posts, “Farmers for Trump”.
Throughout his life he was a coalminer, trucker, DJ, musician, taxidermist and farmer. He served with the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Sandy Kipe and Joyce Gilmore, Sons-in-Law; Lane Blackson and Frank Rafitz.
He regularly attended the Wooddale Bible Brethren Church in Mt. Pleasant, PA.
Left to Cherish his memory is his significant other of 23 years, Patricia “Renee” Onusko, their children; Bethann Popovec and husband Jerry, June Smith, and beloved pet, Snooki, step Daughter, Anna Lebretton and husband Scott. His first wife of 25 years, Bobbi Tush and their children, Mary Jo Senay and husband Joseph, Marcy Tabaj and husband John Jr., Shawn Rafitz and Jaclyn Blackson and significant other, Ryan Helms. His grandchildren were his pride, many of which were his “hunting buddies” Clinton and Alyssa Payton, Alexis and Brian Hull, Chad and Lindsay Payton, Alyssa and Anthony Rugola, John Tabaj and fiancée Maddy Festa, Chase William Payton and girlfriend Emalie Burkholder, Clara Rafitz and boyfriend Eric Dillinger, Hunter Rafitz, Levi Ellis Blackson, Rylin Helms and Saveha Rafitz. He was blessed with 6 great grandchildren: Chance and Casey Payton, Reagan Rugola, Delani and Desiree Dillinger and Cooper Hull. Two step-grandchildren Frankie Eads and Jackson Lebretton. He also leaves behind his siblings; Walter Lehman Jr. , wife Ada, Patricia Koza, Cindy Tomasso and Sharon Guthrie as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins etc.
Friends and Family will be received in the Terravecchia-Haky Home for Funerals, Inc. 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown PA 15401 on Friday May, 7, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. Followed by a funeral service and burial on Saturday May 8, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Military honors will be accorded by the AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood.
Interment will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone wishing to attend is asked to arrive at the cemetery by 10:15 a.m.