Robert E. Lenkner, age 92, of Orangeville Rd., Greenville passed away Saturday evening, February 18, 2023 in his residence.

He was born in Greenville on November 16, 1930 a son of Herman and Mary (Whitney) Lenkner. He was a 1948 graduate of Greenville High School in 1952 received his degree in Chemistry from Thiel College and his Masters in Education from Penn State College. He was an Army Chemical Engineer stationed in Baltimore during the Korean War. On November 21, 1951 Bob married the former Loretta Walker, she passed away on March 12, 1987, on April 13, 1996 he married the former Donna McGuire, she survives. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville. He was previously a member of Calvary United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School, was a Youth Leader, Administrative Council, and was the Sunday School Superintendent. He was a principal at Commodore Perry High School, Vice President of Student Affairs, and taught Chemistry, English, and Physics at Lakeview High School. Bob coached wrestling at Commodore Perry High School. In the summers he would help on the family farm.

In addition to his wife Donna, he is survived by a daughter, Susan McCloskey and her husband Timothy of Jamestown; two sons, Owen Lenkner and his wife Jane of Millsboro, DE, Phil Lenkner of Greenville; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, daughter Linda Stoner,will and a brother Norman Lenkner.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown. Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donations Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.



  1. Don and Joanne Turka Don and Joanne Turka
    February 20, 2023    

    We are both so sorry for your loss. Bob was a lovely, kind man.

  2. Kathleen Watt Kathleen Watt
    February 20, 2023    

    So very sorry for your loss, I went to Commodore Perry High when Mr. Lenkner was principal there

  3. Jack Davis Jack Davis
    February 20, 2023    

    His legacy will live on. Had him for Chemistry in 1959 at Commodore Perry and always had the highest respect for him.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 20, 2023    

    So sorry for the family’s loss. He was one of my teachers at Lakeview. Always pleasant and kind.

  5. Karen (Osborne}Krumpak Karen (Osborne}Krumpak
    February 20, 2023    

    So sorry Donna for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you

  6. Edna Dixon 2/20/2023 Edna Dixon 2/20/2023
    February 21, 2023    

    So sorry Donna and family for your loss, God Bless to you and the family.

  7. Kelly Stamp Kopelman. Kelly Stamp Kopelman.
    February 21, 2023    

    Mr. Lenkner was a wonderful teacher at Lakeview High School. We always enjoyed talking with him in Chemistry class. If we wanted more time before for an exam, he would ask us to justify it. I think he enjoyed our creative reasoning and often gave us more time just because we put forth the effort. He is still a teacher I remember fondly 35 years later.

  8. Tom and Annette Chapin Tom and Annette Chapin
    February 21, 2023    

    Tom and I extend our deepest sympathy to Bob’s family. We always teased him about having had the good judgement to have hired us – Tom, in 1965 to teach English and be advisor for newspaper and yearbook. I was hired in 1967 to teach art. We were married in 1968 and the rest is history. From that time we have had an ongoing relationship that encompassed the highs and lows of a lifetime – both professional and personal. He leaves a rich legacy – in our opinion , he will always be our best and favorite school principal many times over!

    February 21, 2023    

    My deepest sympathy to you all. Many memories come to mind of our family’s friendship over the years and your loss is certainly felt by many.

  10. Sheryl Snyder Sheryl Snyder
    February 22, 2023    

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.Bob was a very nice man.

  11. Joni Foltz/ LaCaze Joni Foltz/ LaCaze
    February 27, 2023    

    He was the principle at Commodore Perry where I went.. so sorry for your loss.

    March 1, 2023    

    enjoyed working with Bob, particularly his dry wit and plain spoken presentation of ideas.

  13. Donald Hoffman Donald Hoffman
    March 3, 2023    

    Donna, So sorry for your loss. I attended several of his Bible Studies at Cavalry Church. He was a very kind and sincere man. May God be with you during your time of healing.

  14. Michael J. Hanford, PhD Michael J. Hanford, PhD
    March 12, 2023    

    May Mr. Lenkner rest in peace❤️
    He helped inspire me to study Chemical Engineering, bless his soul.

    – his explosively naughty chemistry student, class of 91

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