Douglas Lehman Obituary, Death – In his 50th year, we sadly bid farewell to a remarkable soul, Douglas Lehman, who left this world much too soon. Doug was a beloved husband, a cherished father, a devoted son, a precious brother, a dear son-in-law, and a cherished uncle. His untimely departure on September 12, 2023, leaves a void in our lives that can never be filled. Doug’s life was a testament to the power of love and family. He was the adoring husband of Haley and the deeply loved father of Sophie, Stella, and Jonathan. To Brenda and Burton, he was a precious son, and to Steve and Melinda, a beloved brother.
As a son-in-law to Andi and Steve Levine, and a brother-in-law to Jil (Jordan) Schaps, Randi (Alex) Brook, and Lonny (Jessica) Levine, Doug was an integral part of an extended family that he held dear. His role as an uncle to Matthew, David, Julia, Charlie, Sam, Maren, Cameron, Harry, Rowan, Eden, and Willow was filled with love and laughter, leaving lasting imprints on their lives. Born in 1972, Doug grew up in the vibrant heart of New York City. He attended The Town School and The Dalton School during his formative years, which shaped his inquisitive mind and kind heart. Doug’s academic journey culminated in his graduation from Duke University in 1994.
Professionally, Doug made significant contributions during his career, serving as the Executive Vice President at the prestigious real estate firm, CBRE, Inc. His dedication and commitment were evident in the lasting relationships he forged and the impact he had in his field. Yet, Doug’s true legacy lies not only in his professional achievements but in the way he touched the lives of those around him. His warmth, sardonic sense of humor, and boundless enthusiasm for life made him a magnetic presence. He had a unique ability to uplift those in his company and bring joy to even the most ordinary moments. Doug faced a relentless battle with cancer, demonstrating immense courage and resilience. Throughout his struggle, he remained unwavering in his devotion to his family. He was a constant presence in their lives, providing unwavering support and love.
On Thursday, September 14, at 9:30 a.m., a funeral service in Doug’s honor will take place at Central Synagogue, located at 652 Lexington Avenue in New York City. For those unable to attend in person, the service will be live-streamed at www.CentralSynagogue.org. In remembrance of Doug’s life and in solidarity with his family, a Shiva will be observed in New York City. On Thursday, September 14, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., it will be held at the lower Pavilion of Central Synagogue. On Friday, September 15, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., it will continue at The Harmonie Club, located at 4 East 60th Street. In this moment of profound loss, we remember Doug for the love he shared, the joy he brought, and the indelible mark he leaves on our hearts. He will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Though he may be gone from our sight, his spirit will forever shine brightly in our memories.
May he rest in peace.