Michael Patrick Lemley, 40, of Kittanning, died on Saturday May 16, 2020 in UPMC St. Margaret Hospital after becoming ill on January 28, 2020. He was born on September 4, 1979 in Grove City, PA with cerebral palsy and began a life long battle with the disease. Michael enjoyed all kinds of sports. He knew a lot about all the teams, players, and even the announcers. He knew most of the stats from all basketball, baseball, and hockey teams.
Michael is survived by his father, Ronald Lemley and wife, Beath and their family from Walterboro, SC; mother, Deborah Lemley, of Kittanning; brother, Edward Barger, of Kittanning; niece, Nova Lee Wonderling; aunts and uncles, Carol & Thomas Cosby , Donald & Karen Lemley, Kathy Rearick, Theresa Fay and Scott Huffman, and Harry J. Rearick Jr.; and a special friend, Denny Rupert and family. Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry E. Rearick and Dorothy P. (Montgomery) Rearick, Floyd Lemley and Helen (Rosenstelen) Lemley; also a number of great aunts and uncles and 3 special cousins, Frank Berteatti Jr., Russell Henry, and Randy Whitacer.
Private services for Michael Lemley will be held in the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 832 East Brady Road, Cowansville, Pa 16218. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Michael’s Life Steps family and friends. All memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s name to Children’s Hospital. Contributions may be given to the family who will then deliver to the hospital.
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