Paul Lenchuk age 96, of Winter Park, Florida, passed away August 15, 2019. He was born in Poland in 1923 awaiting travel to the United States with his mother and father. He arrived at Ellis Island with his parents when he was 2 months old, and grew up in New York City.
Mr. Lenchuk attended Bucknell University in Pennsylvania for two years when in 1942 he enlisted in the Navy. He attended a four month officer training course, and left for the South Pacific as an Esign to fight the Japanese. Later he was assigned stateside to the USS Zircon as an Engineering Officer which was scouting areas on the East coast of the US to establish new submarine bases. After an honorable discharge from the Navy at the end of the war, he returned to Bucknell University where he graduated with a degree in Education. He met Helen E. Meseroll at Bucknell where she also attended, and graduated, and they were married after college.
He worked at the Boys Club in NYC at 111th street branch. Later he worked at C&A Brenninkmayer on Fifth Avenue in New York City as a manager. He and Helen moved to Florida to work with his brother-in-law, and later he worked at Florida Concrete and Products Association from 1955 to June of 1968 where he raised a family in Winter Park, Fl. In 1968 he and his family moved to McLean, VA where he took over the job as Executive Director of National Concrete Masonry Association where he worked until he retired.
While working at NCMA he traveled extensively both within the United States, and abroad. In 1976 he and 15 members of the NCMA traveled to the Peoples Republic of China to lecture on how concrete block was made in the US to help the Chinese build structures that could withstand earthquakes. He retired at the age of 62 after 17 years with National Concrete Masonry Association.
Paul and Helen Lenchuk were members of Washington Golf and Country Club in Arlington, VA from 1968 till 1986, and after retiring to FL were members of Interlachen Country Club. They were both avid golfers, and played daily, and when they traveled.
Paul is survived by two daughter's Eve Clements, and Donna Lenchuk. He is also survived by one son-in-law John Clements, and his sister Ollie Burns. His son Paul died of cancer in 2000. He has four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Palm Cemetery located at 1005 N. New York Ave. Winter Park, Fl., 32789
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