LENCHNER: On, Saturday May 9, 2015, Sigmund Lenchner. Born in Pittsburgh on October 23, 1920, the son of the late Sidney and Betty Lenchner. Beloved husband of 66 years to the late Audrey Lenchner. Loving father of Mark (Rose) Lenchner of Franklin Park, Gary (Wallie) Lenchner of Naples, Fla., and Jeffrey (Jill) Lenchner of Sewickley. Brother of Ken (Linda) Lenchner of Detroit. Devoted “Pappy “of Amanda, Nick, David, Rachel, Aaron, Alex and Sydnie. Great-grandfather of Aiden. Sigmund grew up in Squirrel Hill and attended Taylor Allderdice High School, and went on to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh in 1942. He worked at U.S. Steel Homestead Works in order to put himself through college. Immediately after graduation Sigmund enlisted in the United States Navy, and was placed in the U.S. Navy Officer training school in Chicago, Naval Mine Warfare School in Yorktown, Va., and the Cargo School in Pearl Harbor. He obtained the rank of lieutenant and officer in charge of Mine Sweeper USS Starling in Indo China. Honorably discharged in 1946, and decorated with the American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, World War II Victory Ribbon and a personal Commendation from Admiral Halsey, commander of the South Pacific Fleet. He started Todays Home, Inc., with his beloved wife Audrey in 1953 in a desolated location at the time called McKnight Road. They grew the business to three locations with over 120,000 square feet of display space, which employed hundreds of individuals during his career and ownership and furnishing thousands of Western Pennsylvania homes. He was an initial member of Wildwood Country Club, Westmoreland Country Club, Concordia Club, and Hamlet Country Club of Delray Beach, Fla. Sigmund lived his final 18 months in the capable and loving hands at Providence Point in the South Hills. He was a third generation member of Tree of Life Congregation in Squirrel Hill. Services were held William Slater Funeral Home in Scott Township and interment at Tree of Life Memorial Park in Franklin Park, with full military honors. Donations may be made in Sigmund’s name to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or woundedwarriorproject.org/donate. slaterfuneral.com.