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Elwyn Winslow Lemon

December 1, 1932 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 89)

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Elwyn W. Lemon, 89 of Enfield CT, formerly of Sixteen Acres in Springfield, died early Thursday morning March 31, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was born in his home in Hampden Mass, the son of late Charles H. and Blanche L (Jensen) Lemon. He was educated in Hampden and Wilbraham, before attending Roger L Putnam High School in Springfield. Elwyn joined the Army during the Korean War where his training was to work electronic controls. Elwyn worked at Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks, CT for 25 + years before starting Turbine Engine Control Services in his 50’s. He traveled often to Japan, Alaska and throughout the US until he retired in his 70’s. He and his wife of 62 years, Doris (Traver) were very active in many Baptist churches throughout the years, most recently Calvary Baptist Church in Windsor Locks. They committed their lives to the church and raised their children in this faith. Elwyn had a passion for many charities and helping those in need. During the 1970’s he was on the board of the Springfield Rescue Mission, which was a wonderful experience for him and his family. Some of his favorite hobbies were becoming a private pilot and joining a flight club at Bradley airport, traveling with his wife, family and friends to Bermuda, Hawaii, Alaska and New Hampshire, attending the symphony, listening to classical music, and collecting antiques. Elwyn was deeply sorrowed after the passing of his wife Doris; he is now at peace having joined her. Elwyn leaves four children, Dana J. Lemon of Hampden Mass, Debora L. Wilson and her husband Michael of Shapleigh, ME, Elaine C. VanWingerden of Somers, CT, and Beverly A. Pierce and husband Donald of Enfield, CT; one brother, James Lemon of South Carolina; as well as 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. In addition to his wife Doris, he is predeceased by his parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister, Charles Lemon Jr. of Monument, CO, Edith (Lemon) Taft of Avon Park, FL, Carl Lemon of Westfield, and William Lemon of Monson. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 5th at 11:00 AM at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen St., with burial to follow at Hillcrest Park Cemetery, 895 Parker St., both in Springfield. Calling hours will be Monday April 4th from 4 - 6 PM at the funeral home. 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
April 4, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
1858 Allen Street
Springfield, MA 01118

Funeral Service
Tuesday
April 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
1858 Allen Street
Springfield, MA 01118

Rites of Committal with Military Honors
Tuesday
April 5, 2022

12:15 PM
Hillcrest Park Cemetery
895 Parker Street
Springfield, MA 01129

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