EMPORIUM - Lyle O. Lyon, 94, formerly of Poplar Street, Emporium, died Sunday (May 15, 2016) in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys.
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Born Oct. 3, 1921, in Emporium, he was the son of the late R. Paul and Susie Skillman Lyon. On June 15, 1946, in Emporium, he married the former Ellen Nickler, who survives.
A lifelong resident of Cameron County, Lyle was a 1942 graduate of Emporium High School and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps.
He was employed by Sylvania Electric in Emporium and the Emporium Water Co. before joining the Emporium Police Department, where he became the chief of police. Later, he was employed for many years as foreman of Emporium Borough's Public Works Department before retiring in 1986.
Mr. Lyon was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium, where he served as a trustee, Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM in Emporium, and was a 63-year member of the Emporium Fire Department.
Survivors include three sons, Paul A. (Susan) Lyon of Emporium, the Rev. Ray E. (Kathy) Lyon of North Huntingdon, and David A. (Mollie) Lyon of Hermitage; one daughter, Margie (Larry) Kelly of Allentown; one sister, Twila Grimm of Emporium; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two infant brothers, Alvin and Merle Lyon; and two adult brothers, Leon and Clark Lyon.
A visitation with video tribute will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium. The family will also receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Burial will be in Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to The
, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or online at www.alz.org.
Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home
6 West 6th Street
Emporium, PA 15834
Published in The Bradford Era from May 18 to May 24, 2016