Edward Charles Lemmon Jr.

December 24, 1947 ~ March 18, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Edward Lemmon Jr. Obituary

From the Great Lakes to Alaska, fish will rest a little easier today knowing that local sports and fishing legend Edward Charles Lemmon, Jr, aka Eddie Chuck, aka Fast Eddy, 76 of Applewold, passed away Monday, March 18th, 2024.  He began his life in the small, close knit town of Tarrtown, born to Edward C. Lemmon Sr. and Anna Mae (Thompson) Lemmon on December 24th, 1947.  Edd graduated from Kittanning High School in 1965, where he was an accomplished athlete.  In 1966 he led the Kittanning American Legion baseball team to State Championships where he was awarded MVP of the tournament.  He was a talented pitcher, who was drafted by the Pirates, but opted to take a full ride to Southern Illinois University, where he majored in Business.  Professionally, Edd went into management, working for Firestone, then opened his own shop, West Hills Tire in West Kittanning.  He stayed on as the manager when it sold to Flynn’s Tire. Under his leadership this location was the top performing store for many years until he retired in 2010.

Edd has a long list of accomplishments: induction into the Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame, serving in the National Guard, bowling a perfect 300 game in league play and even scoring an 800 in a series (which Google said was even harder than throwing a perfect game).  His local softball team, Negrich Brothers, won a World Championship title in 1975 and then he placed 2nd in 1976 with Joe’s Army & Navy.  In his 50s, he picked up golf and within 2 years was wining many local tournaments.  Edd also took the time to pass on his knowledge and passion for baseball through decades of coaching numerous local teams.  He spent many years coaching from Minor league up to American Legion.  In all of this, one thing he loved the most was the friends he made along the way.  There isn’t a place his family can go where someone doesn’t know Eddie Lemmon.

After retiring in 2010, Edd did not slow down.  He spent these years living his dreams.  If you know Edd well, you likely picture him holding a trophy sized fish, the size few men have had the pleasure of catching.  He spent fall and winter months chasing lake run trout in the Great Lakes with his son and friends.  He also did an annual trip to Alaska with close friends Mickey Livingston and others.  Spring and Summers were spent chasing Smallmouth Bass with his grandson, Logan, and frequently visiting local lakes catching loads of crappie with his buddy, Dud Sheasley.  He also became a world traveler (thanks to wife Robin).  They visited Scotland, Ireland, Spain, and many other countries.  Robin and Edd also partnered closely in launching a business; The Building Art Gallery & Studio.  He played pickle ball daily at the YMCA with all of his friends.  If you live in town, you’ve likely seen him on his daily walks through the park where he would pick up garbage to help keep our little town beautiful.   

Edd always said that his greatest catch was local beauty and artist, Robin (Moody) Lemmon, who was the love of his life.  They had just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Together they created a loving family, raised 3 children, Erica, Brettlyn, and Todd, 5 grandchildren, who referred to Edd lovingly as their Pap.  Throughout their lives, all of his family knew that if there was ever anything important that they needed, Dad aka Pap was the person to call.  There was nothing in this world that he couldn’t solve, build or fix for his family.  Unfortunately for him, his mother-in-law and sisters-in-law all became aware of Edd’s talent to fix things.  He (begrudgingly) became their go to handyman as well… 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward C. and Anna Mae Lemmon Sr.; his brother, Tim Ross Lemmon Sr; and Father and Mother in Law, Robert & Sally Moody.

He is survived by his loving wife, Robin Lemmon, whom he married in 1973; daughters, son and spouses, Erica Bowser (spouse Jeff), Brettlyn Toma (spouse Catlin), and son Todd Lemmon (spouse Tara); grandchildren, Lauren Wyels, Lily & Emma Toma, Logan Bowser, and Layla Lemmon; sister, Cindy (Lemmon) Kerr, as well as a big loving family including, sister & brother in laws Sally Walbert (husband Ed Walbert deceased), Dana & Danny Shaffer, Melissa & Rod Denardo, as well as nieces and nephews; Cammie Moncak, Rodney Denardo, Lacy Walbert, Robin Shaffer, Tony Denardo, Lisa Shafer, Andy Walbert, Christopher Moody, Anna Lemmon-Bernard, Tim Lemmon Jr., Kristie (Lemmon) Grants and many great nieces and nephews.

Edd’s life was a testament to embracing each moment with passion and purpose.  May his memory continue to inspire all who knew him to live life to the fullest, just as he did.

Friends of Edward C Lemmon Jr. will be received on Friday, March 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 200 S. McKean St. Kittanning, PA 16201.  Additional visitation will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, from 2:30 to 3:30 at the First Baptist Church of Kittanning on 334 Arch Street, Kittanning, PA 16201 with Funeral Services to immediately follow at 3:30 PM. 

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March 22, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kittanning-McKean St.
200 South McKean St.
Kittanning, PA 16201

March 23, 2024

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
First Baptist Church
334 Arch Street
Kittanning, Pa 16201

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

3:30 PM
First Baptist Church
334 Arch Street
Kittanning, Pa 16201


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