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Gerald Samuel Lestz, American author, editor, publisher. Recipient Connie award, Society of America Travel Writers, 1979, Mayor's Red Rose award, Mayor Wohlsen, Lancaster, 1979. Member of Pennsylvania Guild Craftsmen (past state president), Montana, Hamilton.

Background

Lestz, Gerald Samuel was born on March 29, 1914 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Jacob Louis and Fannie Lestz.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1935.

Career

Reporter Lancaster Indiana, Pennsylvania, 1935—1937, Lancaster New Era, 1937—1941, columnist, editorial writer, 1946—1979. Editor Baer's Agricultural Almanac, Lancaster, from 1948. Editor, public Stemgas Public Company, from 1975, Strasburg Weekly News, Pennsylvania, from 1986.

Partner Barr-Hurst Book Shop, from 1987. President Heritage Center Museum. Past president Lancaster Summer Arts Festival, Demuth Foundation, Lancaster.

Active member Governor's Advisory Council Library. Development, Harrisburg, 1980—1984. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

Membership

Member of Pennsylvania Guild Craftsmen (past state president), Montana, Hamilton.

Connections

Married Edith Allport Lestz, August 2, 1944 (deceased 1957). Children: Michael E., Linda Lestz Weidman. Married Margaret E. Gordon Lestz, April 24, 1958.

Stepchildren: Rien Boebel(deceased), Robert G. Dana.

father:
Jacob Louis

mother:
Fannie Lestz

spouses:
Edith Allport Lestz

Margaret E. Gordon Lestz

children:
Michael E. Lestz

Linda Lestz Weidman Lestz

Rien Boebel Lestz (deceased)

Robert G. Dana Lestz