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Ira B. Lehrich

Ira B. Lehrich, 90, of Allentown, died June 16, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Lucille F. (Roth) Lehrich. They would have celebrated 60 years of marriage Aug. 19. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Arthur and Betty (Perkin) Lehrich.

He was a graduate of Babson College, Wellesley, Mass.

He served his country in the Korean War.

He was the founder and owner of Indian Creek Storage for the past 33 years and previously was the owner of Ira Lehrich Construction Co., Emmaus. He established Waterfall Crossing and Watermill housing developments in Macungie. He also built multiple single-family homes throughout the Lehigh Valley.

In the 1970s, he donated land to the Lehigh Valley Conservancy, Salisbury Township.

He was active in the Lower Macungie Township zoning board, agricultural conservation and land conservation.

He was a condo board member at the Claridge Condo Association in Pompano Beach, Fla., where he lived part-time.

He was an avid reader of history, politics, economics, the New York Times and was a beer aficionado. He enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake, downhill skiing in the Poconos and driving his bright red convertible.

He was honest to the core, knowledgeable and passionate about history, finance and current events. He remained a creative inspiration to family, friends and colleagues. He lived his life on his own terms.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Sarah and Iris; brothers, Henry and Paul; grandchildren, Avigail, Gil and Willow.

Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown.

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