On March 18, 2018, Jay H. Sahm, Sr. of Manheim passed away under Hospice Care at Magnolias of Lancaster in East Petersburg, PA.
Mr. Sahm was the son of Harry and Minnie (Rudy) Sahm, and was born on the Manheim, RD #1 Family Farm on April 18, 1924. He was predeceased by his parents, his siblings (Ted, Sylvan, Dorothy, Calvin and Ken), his wife of 57 years, Mary (Shreiner) in 2004, and his son, John Michael (2012).
Mr. Sahm is survived by his son, Dr. J. Harold Sahm (Georgette) of Glassboro, NJ, his daughter, Kathy Wilson of Page, Arizona, his granddaughter Beth Cardwell (Ted) of Lancaster, his grandson, Mark Sahm (Sharon) of Stamford, CT and three great grandchildren (Alex, Ben and Cate Cardwell of Lancaster).
A graduate of Manheim Central High School, Mr. Sahm proudly served in the US Army during World War II as a sergeant in the Philippines and New Guinea. Upon returning to Pennsylvania, he graduated from the Lancaster Business School and worked during his career in the accounting departments at Hershey & Gibble Insurance Company and the former Lambert Hudnut Company in Lititz. His favorite job at the end of his career was as a car salesman at the former Fry’s Pontiac in Lititz where he achieved the status of top Pontiac salesman in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware for several years.
One of Mr. Sahm’s hobbies was raising Christmas trees and as many as 600 people/year from Lancaster Country would visit his property to pick and cut down a fresh tree. In addition, he served as a church councilman prior to joining the Zion Lutheran Church in Manheim in 1954. He was also the Judge of Elections for the Mastersonville Voting District for several years.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Mr. Sahm’s funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be private in Manheim Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Mr. Sahm would have appreciated contributions in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Ste 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110, for research in finding a cure for future generations. Donations can be made at Alz.org.