Industry veteran Ed Lemco succumbs to cancer

Ed Lemco, who spent more than 30 years in the powersports industry, passed away Friday after a bout with lung cancer.

Lemco, the former owner of Lemco Management Group, was the founder and executive director of the National Council of Motorcycle Dealer Associations. A columnist for Powersports Business until 2009, Lemco most recently operated a call center for dealers in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

Lemco, who passed away at Tuft’s Medical Center in Boston, is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Connie, and daughters Linda, Laura and Lisa.

To celebrate and honor Ed’s life and his long history and many contributions over the years to the motorcycle industry, a memorial service has been set for Monday, July 25, in Newport, R.I., where Ed and Connie had permanently relocated after 10 years in the Virgin Islands.

The service will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, located at 375 Broadway in Newport. Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the service at 1 p.m. A reception immediately following the service will be held at the Lemco home, located at 69 Rhode Island Ave. in Newport.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the American Cancer Society office in your local area.

Further information regarding the Memorial Service will be posted on www.memorialfuneralhome.com.

Read more about Lemco’s contributions to the motorcycle industry in the Aug. 8 edition of Powersports Business.

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