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LEMMON Dr. JOHN H. Age 67, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 8, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center in Bolivia, NC following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He grew up in a Pittsburgh, PA, graduating from Penn Hills High School and Grove City College. He went on to receive a Masters in Secondary Education from Duquesne University, an MSW from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Social Work from the University of Maryland. Dr. Lemmon began his long career in social work as a juvenile probation officer for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. He later served as Executive Director of Indiana County Children and Youth Services, was employed as a Juvenile Court Consultant for the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges' Commission and retired in 2012 as a Professor of Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dr. Linda (Byer) Lemmon; his son, Dr. Chris Lemmon and wife, Dr. Colleen (Mulvey) Lemmon of Richmond, VA; his daughter, Jamie (Lemmon) Vandergon and husband, Isaac Vandergon of Portland, OR; four grandchildren, Alison, Madeline, Finnegan, and Piper; sister, Patricia (Lemmon) Wallace of Columbia, MD; brother-in-law, Robert Byer and wife, Nikki (Barr) Byer of Etters, PA; nieces, nephews, and many close friends, both professional and personal. John served in the United States Marine Corps from 1971-1973. He was an avid runner and golfer and enjoyed coaching high school track in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083, where everyone will gather at 10:15 a.m. Saturday for a blessing service. Interment with military honors will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in North Huntingdon Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's name to the Dr. John Lemmon Memorial Track/ Cross Country Scholarship Fund, Northern York County School District Administrative Offices, Attn.: Jason Young, 650 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg, PA, 17019 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401. For online condolences please visit:
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