Robert H. Lehman, “Bob,” beloved husband of Patricia Sullivan Lehman for 33 years, passed away peacefully at home on October 18, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on October 24, 1946, a son of the late Robert Sherman Lehman and Dorothy Mae (Burnheimer) Lehman. Besides his wife Patty, he leaves behind his cherished daughters Michele and Kelley Lehman, both of Portland, CT, brother Barry Lehman and his partner Brenda of Boswell, PA, sister Barbara Weimer and her husband Gary of Johnstown, PA. He also leaves behind brothers and sisters-in-law James and Maraide Sullivan of South Carolina, Catherine S. Rau of Portland, Mary and Earl Rand of Vermont, John Sullivan of Middletown, Lisa Sullivan of Portland, Ellen and Christopher Nolan of Portland, Margaret and Anthony DeLucia of Glastonbury, many nieces and nephews, close friends, and beloved pets. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his mother- and father-in-law James and Catherine Sullivan, brothers-in-law Joseph, Michael, and Dr. Thomas Sullivan, and Christopher Rau Sr., all of Portland, CT.

Bob will always be remembered as a friendly and caring man with an infectious smile and loving heart. In his spare time, he enjoyed going to car shows, both near and far, in his 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster. He also loved listening to music, and had recently taught himself to play guitar. He was a passionate man who always stopped to enjoy the simple things in life and will be truly missed.

We would like to thank Cobalt Lodge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center and Middlesex Hospice Home Care for all their care and support through this difficult time.

A memorial mass will be held on Monday, October 23 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Portland. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call at the Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main St., Portland on Sunday, October 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Protectors of Animals, Inc. (East Hartford, CT).