Donald E. Lentz
Donald E. Lentz

September 2, 1931 - October 2, 2018
Born in Mounds, IL
Resided in Fairborn, OH
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LENTZ, Donald, age 87, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in Fairborn, Ohio. He was born on September 2, 1931 in Mounds, IL. Donald graduated from the University of Illinois and earned his Master’s Degree from Xavier University. He was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity while at the University of Illinois. Don married his high school sweetheart on June 4, 1955, in San Clemente, California, where Don served as a 1st Lieutenant in The Marine Corps. He was devoted to his Catholic faith and was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church for 16 years. Donald had a long career in the grocery business, holding corporate positions for Kroger, Victory Markets, Grand Union, A & P, and Bi-Lo. He loved to play golf, grew fantastic tomatoes, and was an avid Bengals and Ohio State fan.

Donald is preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth Lentz; parents, Ray and Cecelia Lentz; brothers, Ray and Lewis Lentz.

Don is survived by six children; Loretta (William) Fishking, Lawrence (Susan) Lentz, Linda (Kelly) Akers, Lisa Lentz (Neal Covington), Laura (John) Bates, Leeann (Chip) Holloway; 12 grandchildren, Michael (Kami) Lentz, Christine Lentz, Amy (Jason) Rinehart, David Fishking, Madison (Brad) Stroud, Maxwell Hunt, Gracie Akers, John Morgan Bates, Sarah Jane Bates, Jackson Holloway, Jenna Holloway, James Holloway, and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 15th at 10 a.m. at Mary Help of Christians, 954 North Maple Avenue, Fairborn, OH. Burial at Dayton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Greene County Council on Aging, 1195 W 2nd St, Xenia, OH 45385.




Mass of Christian Burial
Mary, Help of Christian Church
954 N Maple Ave.
Fairborn, OH 45324
October 15, 2018
10:00 AM
Dayton National Cemetery
West Third St.
Dayton, OH US 45428
October 15, 2018


Greene County Council on Aging
1195 W 2nd St.
Xenia, OH 45385
The Greene County Council on Aging is a county-wide organization which promotes independence and quality of life for Greene County, Ohio senior citizens and caregivers.



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