William “Lumpy” Leonard LeMon, passed peacefully in his beloved Cold Spring home on April 10, 2018 at the age of 65.
Bill was born on November 3, 1952 to William and Rita LeMon in Cold Spring, NY. He graduated from Our Lady of Loretto Elementary School and Haldane High School. In 1976, Bill married Linda (Brower) LeMon of Wappingers Falls, his wife and greatest friend. The two shared their lives and raised their two sons, William “BJ” LeMon and Collin LeMon, in the village of Cold Spring.
Always considerate of his community and neighbors, Bill had a great passion for his lifelong hometown and was involved in many village and town organizations. He was a member of the Cold Spring Fire Department, serving as President for several years. Bill lovingly volunteered as a coach for the Philipstown Packers/Hawks and Philipstown Little League assisting many young athletes including both of his sons. He could always be found at the Butterfield Hospital Fair and Fireman’s Bazaar each year manning the grill and coordinating the fireworks displays. Bill also was an elected town assessor for three consecutive terms.
The fall was by far his favorite season of each year for two important reasons, Halloween and Football. Each October, he was always the first to have his Parrot Street home proudly decorated to celebrate Halloween. Bill and his family were among the originators of the now infamous Parrott Street Halloween display. Generations of young children and their parents have surely passed by his home and appreciated the spirit year after year.
Once the Halloween decorations came down, his beloved Dallas Cowboys flag would return to the front porch. Bill would follow America’s team each week and relished in their many victories, and the occasional defeat, which he took in stride, except for the Thanksgiving Day losses which were always a tough day.
Bill spent his life working in the home improvement industry. Beginning at K&S Supply Company, followed by Ellmurr Paint Supply of Spring Valley for nearly 20 years. In addition, he worked at local shops including Post Road Hardware in Cold Spring, William Tell Hardware in Hopewell Junction and Page Lumber in Poughkeepsie. Always eager to share his advice and experiences with customers, Bill was responsible for the success of many projects by his beloved clients.
Bill is survived by his mother, Rita LeMon of Cold Spring. His true love and wife of 41 years Linda (Brower) LeMon; his mother-in-law, Margaret Brower of Wappingers Falls; sons BJ (Silvia) LeMon, and Collin LeMon both of Cold Spring; sister Janyce (Eric) Geider of Poughkeepsie; brother Steven (Susan) LeMon of Niskayuna; sister-in-law, Nancy Balducci of Hopewell Junction; brothers-in-law Bill Brower of Hudson, FL and Kevin (Cindy) Brower of Port Richey, FL. Bill also has loving nieces, Katie Geider and Bridget LeMon, as well as nephews, Louis Balducci, Vin Balducci, Eric Geider and Sean Brower. Bill’s two young grandchildren, Nicolas and Benjamin LeMon, were always the quickest to bring a smile to his face. He will also be remembered by his many friends over the years who have grown to love his sense of humor, kind heart and willingness to help out anyone in a time of need.
Bill is preceded in death by his father William LeMon of Cold Spring, father-in-law Bill Brower of Wappingers Falls and brother-in-law Louis Balducci.
A private cremation has taken place. Plans for a memorial mass at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring will be announced for later this spring.