Lifetime Trustee John Edward Lehmann ’62 H’93 died on April 18, 2014, at his home in Florida, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 82 years old.
After serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, Lehmann worked full time as a mail carrier while taking night-school courses at Wagner College. He graduated in 1962 and became an accountant with Butterick, the sewing patterns publisher. In 1983, he was part of a Butterick management group that acquired the company in a leveraged buyout. In 1987, Lehmann was named president of Butterick; the following year, he became CEO. He retired from the company in 2001.
In 1988, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Lehmann endowed the Kim Adrienne Lehmann Scholarship in Nursing in memory of their daughter. It continues to help four nursing students continue their education each year. John Lehmann joined Wagner College’s Board of Trustees in 1989. He served as treasurer and as vice chair, until 2001, when he was named a lifetime trustee.