In Memoriam of Justin Lehman

Justin Lehman obituary, Mechanicsburg, PAJustin Robert Lehman, aged 42, of Mechanicsburg, Pa, passed away suddenly while traveling abroad on February 27, 2024. He touched countless lives with his warmth, generosity, and contagious smile. Many were drawn to his easygoing spirit and great sense of humor. Justin embraced each day with gratitude despite the limitations imposed on him by a congenital heart disorder. He was an avid sports enthusiast, foodie, and passionate traveler with an adventurous spirit and a zest for learning. He dedicated himself to hospitality and caring for the needs of the vulnerable in his community through his active involvement with Mechanicsburg Community Church. Justin also diligently worked with his adopted dog, Callie, to gain certification as a therapy team. Several times a week they could be found bringing joy to Alzheimer’s patients at a nursing home or reading with children at the local library.

Justin’s commitment to family was unparalleled. His nieces and nephews adored their Uncle J as he actively engaged in their lives, attending their sporting events and dance recitals, hosting sleepovers, and texting them regularly.

Justin wholeheartedly invested himself in his work at the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Affectionately known to his colleagues as “Mr. WalkWorks,” one of his greatest career accomplishments involved pioneering the PA WalkWorks initiative, aimed at increasing access and opportunities for physical activity within the state.

Above all, Justin was committed to a life of faith. He radiated the peace of God, embodying the principles of Jesus and the guiding words of Philippians 2:3, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves.” His life of kindness, selflessness, and genuine love stands as a testament to the faith he professed. Read more…