Marilyn E. Lemon

Age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at Christiana Hospital on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Lifelong Wilmington resident, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (McGrath) Ruskowski. She was a graduate of St. Elizabeth High School and a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. She worked at the Delmore Dairy before she married and had children. Like her husband, she was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan and enjoyed spending her summers in Wildwood, New Jersey.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harry A. Lemon, and her brother, Joe Ruskowski.

Marilyn will be dearly missed by her sons, Mark and his wife Carole, Harry, her grandchildren, Jason and his wife, Nicole, Eric and Alexander.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 21st at 11 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Fourth Street and Bancroft Parkway, Wilmington where friends and family are invited to visitation after 10 AM. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 301N. Bancroft Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19805.

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Submitted by The Smiths on
We wanted to share our condolences with the Lemon family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by Virginia C. on
I'm truly sorry for your loss. Revelation 21:4 offers comfort for the future. It says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." My deepest condolences to the family.

Submitted by SY on
My condolences to the Lemon family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this difficult time. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Submitted by bill brown on
sorry to hear about your mother when I came over she always made you feel at home between her the dog and your father it was always a good time bill brown from ameteck so sorry for your loss

Submitted by Deb on
“May Jehovah sustain you at this time of such great loss.”

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My deepest Sympathy go to the Lemon family, may your memories of your loss loved one comfort you and your family today and always, please take comfort in God's word at 2 Corinthians 1:3 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort".