Rita LeMon (1931-2020)

Rita LeMon

Rita LeMon, 88, a former Cold Spring resident who served 22 years as the Town of Philipstown deputy clerk, died June 4 at Baptist Home in Rhinebeck, with her children by her side.

Rita was born July 27, 1931, the daughter of Leo and Ruth Kosiej. She met and married her husband, William LeMon, in Cold Spring. They were married for 47 years, until his death in 1999.

Besides her work as deputy town clerk, Rita was also an active member of the Conservative Party in Philipstown and Putnam County. She was happiest when her family was together, whether around the kitchen table or dressed up at the Plumbush Inn. Her family said she loved to vacation at the beach, bird-watching, Broadway shows, dining out and playing bridge with her girlfriends.

Rita is survived by her children, Janyce Geider (Eric) and Steven LeMon (Susan); her grandchildren, Eric Geider, Katherine Geider, Bridget LeMon (fiancé Jonathan Warneke), William LeMon (Silvia) and Collin LeMon; and her great-grandchildren, Nicholas LeMon and Benjamin LeMon. A son, William LeMon (Linda), died before her.

The family will have a private service. Memorial donations may be made to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation (milesofhope.org).

Information provided by Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home of Poughkeepsie.

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