ALLEGANY - Frank E. Lemon, of 4742 S. Nine Mile Road, passed away Saturday (Jan. 25, 2014), at the Buffalo General Hospital.
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Born Dec. 24, 1931, in Olean, he was the son of Fred and Bertha Warrier Lemon. He was first married to Ellen Dibble Boser, who predeceased him in 1973. In 1978, in Blasdell, he married Lorraine M. Phillips Benware, who survives.
Mr. Lemon was a veteran of the U.S. Marines having served during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954. He had been employed for 34 years for the Ford Motor Co. in Blasdell prior to his retirement.
He was a member of the Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post 892 and recently attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Allegany. He enjoyed working outside and taking care of his property, and he also enjoyed wood working at an earlier age.
Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Debra Koch and Franki Lemon, both of Lackawanna; three grandchildren, John and Sam Koch, and Kayla Anderson; seven stepchildren; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Mary) Lemon, and Ronald Lemon, both of Allegany; a sister, Helen Monroe of Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, Calvin Lemon; and two sisters, Winifred Stier, and Ceil Neporadny
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 28, 2014), at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home 3128 W. State Road, Olean. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday (Jan. 29, 2014), in the funeral home. Rev. Dan Buringrud, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion Ritual Team at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Allegany American Legion. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2014
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