Obituary of Robert E. Lemon, Sr.
Robert E. Lemon, Sr.
Allegany, NY Robert E. Lemon, Sr., 85, of 4750 South Nine Mile Rd. passed away peacefully Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019) at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born December 7, 1933 in Olean he was the son of Fred H. and Bertha D. Warrior Lemon. On October 24, 1953 at St. Joseph's Maronite Church in Olean he married Mary J. Abdo who predeceased him May 20, 2016.
Robert worked at multiple jobs including the former Wirthmore Feed Co. and Stroehmann's Bakery. His last job was at Cutco Co. where he worked for 22 years prior to his retirement.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Maronite Church in Olean, the Allegany American Legion and the Cutco Retirees. He was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation "Heron Clan" and was a former member of the Olean Eagle's Aeerie #616. He liked playing "Texas Hold 'Em" and he enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening.
Surviving are 3 children Robert E. (Toni Ricciardi) Lemon, Jr. of Willowick, OH, Donald J. "Sammy" (Julie Bellamy) Lemon of Allegany and Diane "Dee" Childs of Olean; grandchildren Kyle (Lauren) Lemon, Ryan Lemon, Jeff (Michelle) Henning, Amanda Lemon, Ashley (James Fisher) Lemon, Jason (Crystal) Childs and Brad (Jenn Ullman) Childs; great grandchildren Olivia and Jacob Lemon, Alicia, Kayla and Madison Henning, Devan, Julius and Lyric Childs and Liam Fisher; great-great grandchildren Elijah and Luca Childs and Silas Maine; 1 brother Ronald Lemon of Allegany; 1 sister Helen Monroe of Allegany; 1 brother-in-law Eugene Abdo of Olean; 1 sister-in-law Arlene Abdo of Rochester; his former daughter-in-law Cathy Lemon whom he thought of as a daughter and many special nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife he was predeceased by 4 siblings Winifred M. Stier, Calvin H. Lemon, Lucille C. Neporadny and Frank E. Lemon.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 4-7pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday (April 26, 2019) at 10am in St. Joseph's Maronite Church. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 665 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.
Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.