This past Friday Mary's Father passed away. Pop as we all called him, will be missed but never forgotten. Always the perfect gentleman, loving husband and a man who truly loved his family and accepted me as his son-in-law. We shared many laughs together over the years, much of it at the expense of our lovely Brides. It seems that apple didn't fall far from the tree as they say and little Mary (my Bride) was pretty much a carbon copy of Big Mary, Mom. Mary does hold many of the fine qualities of her Father too.....but Pop and I had so much more fun yucking it up about the two of them.
I will miss his humor, discussions about engineering, private chats while the ladies were in the other room and his mild manner in which he approached life. I lost my father in 1998, I was fortunate to have been able to share that title with a man who deserved such respect and who shared much wisdom in such a short time, Thanks Pop, I will miss you everyday as I do my own Father.
Daniel A. Lemon - Age 87, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2011.
Besides his parents, Joseph and Catherine (Harkins) Lemon, Daniel was preceded in death by Elizabeth Harkins (Aunt Bee) and by 4 sisters and 7 brothers. He is survived by his wife Mary Brennan Lemon; son, Mark D. Lemon and his wife Madelynn; daughter, Mary Lemon Mascelli and her husband Gary. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Amy and Laura Lemon.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Compassionate Care Hospice, especially Wendy, Meridith and Kavonne for their gentleness and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Daniel's memory to the Oblates of St. Francis De Sales, 2200 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806.