07.13.18

Eric Charles Lehman

Eric Charles Lehman of Bethany, Connecticut, died on Tuesday July 10, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends after a long fight with liver cancer. Born on December 19, 1951, he was the son of Ann P. Lehman and the late Albert P. Lehman. Eric leaves behind two loving daughters, Becky and Lucy, his mother, Ann, his brother, Peter (Ann Wynne), and joins his late sister, Eve Perkins (David Perkins). Eric graduated from the University of New Hampshire before volunteering with the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. He was a devoted horseman, avid botanist, and president of the Bethany Horsemen’s Association, which was founded by his grandfather, Nathan Podoloff. Eric’s care and love for his natural environment extended easily to his friends and family, and his tenderness and compassion will be missed by all.

There will be a memorial celebration at the Lehman home: 8 Carrington Rd., Bethany, on Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 pm.

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4 Comments

  1. marilyn (casman) Weiner, Harriet (Casman) gordon, Howard Casman said,

    07.15.18 at 5:11 pm

    Our sincere condolences Marilyn( Casman) Weiner, Harriet(Casman) Gordon and Howard Casman

  2. Elizabeth Orsini said,

    07.16.18 at 10:50 pm

    Kerry and I are keeping your family in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Kerry Triffin and Liz Orsini

  3. Mary Ann said,

    07.23.18 at 6:50 pm

    “God is our refuge and strength; a help that is readily found in times of distress.” (Psalms 46:1) My deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. And may the above words give you comfort knowing that the Almighty God will sustain you through this difficult time.

  4. Linda Francois said,

    08.08.18 at 8:10 pm

    I will never forget the delightful rides with Eric on the Icelandic horses on the Water Authority and Bethany Land Trust trails. He was such a thoughtful and gracious riding companion, always deferring to his guest as to their riding speed comfort level. I am very grateful for him helping me to get back into riding. He was a passionate and committed steward of the Bethany Horsemen riding association and a wonderful friend. He will be greatly missed.