Lewis A. Bechtold, 87, of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Bernice Oleana Bechtold and the loving husband of Jean E. Greenwood Bechtold, with whom he would have celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on February 14, 2019. He was born in Lancaster, son of the late Jonas W. and Anna Frances Lehman Bechtold. Lew retired from Armstrong World Industries after 43 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Mountville; Susquehanna Wagoneer’s Camping Club; and a Lifetime Member of Ickesburg Sportsman’s Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife, two daughters: Pamela (Boyd) Karr; and Denise (Richard) Westlake. One son: Lewis D. (Brenda) Bechtold. Three step-daughters: Lucinda (Larry) Morrisson; Jody (Robert) Humbert; and Kim (Marty) Hilt. One step-son: Gregory (Christine) Greenwood. Three grandchildren. One great-grandson. Five step grandchildren. Three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and one step-grandson.
The Memorial Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor James Cavallero, officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.