, David F.
On March 3, 2013, David F. Lyons, beloved husband of Mary Sliney Lyons and devoted father and grandfather of Mark Lyons, Deirdre and William Bumbera, Kathryn and Andrew Randolph, Sarah and Matthew Randolph, and Molly and Erin Bumbera, passed away after a long illness. David was born in Boston, MA, the only son of Louise and David M. Lyons. After graduating from Boston College, where he was Freshman Class President, he joined the Army
, serving two tours in Viet Nam and was awarded the Bronze Star
. After retiring, he received his Masters in Education from Loyola University, then spent 10 years as a civilian with the Department of Energy. After 30 years of federal service, David spent 20 years as a substitute teacher in Howard County - these years were the love of his life, along with golf, travel and the "Friday Club".
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 9th, at 10:30 a.m., at Corpus Christi Chapel at the Trinity School, 4985 Ilchester Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043. A luncheon will immediately follow at the Chapel's Music Room. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Gilchrist Hospice Services of Howard County, 5537 Twin Knolls Rd., Suite 434, Columbia, MD 21044, (443)283-2700. www.witzkefuneralhomes.com