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Official Obituary of

Daniel K. Lechner

June 5, 1941 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Daniel Lechner Obituary

Daniel K. "Mack" Lechner, 82, of St. Marys, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, March 8, 2024.

He was born on June 5, 1941 in St. Marys, PA, a son of the late William and Sophie Barbarich Lechner.

On November 25, 1961, at Queen of the World Church, he married Carol Nussbaum, who survives. Together they shared more than 62 years of love, laughter, and marriage.

Mack was a 1959 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He went on to retire from Keystone Thermometrics after many years of service. He was a member of the St. Marys Moose, and in his free time enjoyed playing cards and going on trips to Salamanca. Mack excelled at bowling and was the city singles champ at one time. He could often be found telling jokes and making people laugh, or spending time on his porch taking care of flowers and watching hummingbirds. His family was the highlight of his life, he loved spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids, and going for car rides with his loving wife.

In addition to his wife Carol, Mack is survived by five children; Randall (Keli) Lechner of Harbor Creek, PA, Jeff (Paula) Lechner of St. Marys, Michael (Patti) Lechner of North East, PA, Julie (Dave) Challingsworth of St. Marys, and Glenn (Katie) Lechner of Pittsburgh; and by his 13 beloved grandchildren; William, Jeremy (Ayana), Kyle (Savanna), Erik, Danielle, D.J., Jake (Gabby), Carol Ann, Kaleb (Kelsey), Emiley, Cheyenne, Maggie (Jojie), and Baron, and by two great-granddaughters; Kai and Asa. He is also survived by a sister; Leah (Jim) Gorton of Daguscahonda and by numerous nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Mack was preceded in death by a son; William Lechner, two brothers; John Lechner and William Lechner, Jr., and by two sisters; Caroline Long and Theresa Schwabenbauer.

Funeral Services for Daniel K. "Mack" Lechner will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 11:00 AM at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Marys Area Ambulance Service or to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 151 N. Michael Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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March 12, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Funeral Service
March 12, 2024

11:00 AM
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