Ashtabula- William “Jack” Lemmon, died August 5, 2018.
He was born on August 19, 1948 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania the son of John and Twila (Brown) Lemmon. Jack attended Ashtabula High School and after graduation enlisted in the United States Army, serving in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. He served honorably and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his valor during the war.
Jack retired in 2008 from the Ashtabula Post Office, after 30 years of service, where he was a letter carrier. While a carrier, he enjoyed passing out dog treats along his routes. After his retirement he volunteered for Disabled American Veterans, and enjoyed driving veterans to their appointments.
When Jack’s children were growing up, the neighborhood kids always hung out at his home, playing basketball and other sports. Jack was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren; he would tell anyone who would listen about them and their accomplishments. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan, and enjoyed rooting for the Browns. Jack loved to spend time at the gym with his buddies and attending Weight Watchers meetings with them.
He is survived by his two children, Jack Lemmon and Rebecca Spangler; sister, Nancy Farinelli; brothers, John “Kenny” (Carol) Lemmon and Rick (Marilyn) Lemmon; love of his life, Michelle Halman; and his dear grandchildren, Keira, Weston, Nicholas Stewart and Nathanial Stewart, with whom he took under his wing and loved spending time with them; dear friends, Mike Campbell, whom he spend time in Vietnam together and Don Shaughnessy; and many friends, whom will miss him dearly.
Should friends desire, memorials in memory of Jack may be given to the APL, 5970 Green Rd., Ashtabula, OH, 44004.
In keeping with Jack’s wishes, no services will be observed and cremation will take place. Cards and condolences may be sent to Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, whom is assisting the family; as well as the online guestbook at www.ducro.com