Freda M. Lentz, 79, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of South Harrison Township, N.J., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Sayre, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1939, daughter of the late James and Bernita Boughton.
Lentz began her working career at A&P as a cashier, retiring after 20 years of service. Lentz then went to work with her husband in their trophy shop and, after moving to Delaware 17 years ago, she worked in a seasonal position with Delaware Seashore State Park for 15 years.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids. Lentz loved playing bingo, playing cards with her grandchildren and going out to eat at the local restaurants with her husband. She was also a great dancer in her younger years.
In addition to her parents, Lentz was preceded in death by her two children, James Fox and Victoria Clendenen; a brother, James Boughton; and two sisters, Marjorie Witkowski and Wanda Benstead. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Vincent D. Lentz Jr.; five grandchildren, Chris Clendenen, Rebecca Westbrook, Kendra Sawyer, Jenna Fox and Travis Fox; four great-grandchildren, Aaron Roach, Callen Sawyer, Zachary Smith and Brooklyn Smith; a brother, James Camp; two stepsons, Vincent D. Lentz III and Scott Lentz; five step-grandchildren, Drew Lentz, Dana Lentz, Kayla Bartholomew, Amanda Carr and Jacob Lentz; six step-great-grandchildren, Morgan Lentz, Roman Angellotti, Alex Miser, Kaylinda Bartholomew, Amya Carr and Chris Carr; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Lentz’s life will be held at 5:30 p.m., with visitation after 4 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, Del. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.