Robert Lowell Lyon passed away on March 13, 2014. A resident of Lexington, Massachusetts, and a former resident of Concord, Massachusetts and Marco Island Florida. He was born in Waltham Massachusetts on April 29, 1928, the second of six children born to William H. Lyon and Effie S. Lyon. He leaves behind: William Henry Lyon of Arlington, Dorothy Fietze of Burlington, Judith Quinn of Hudson and Elizabeth Bucell of Lexington and the late Richard Lyon. Bob was a loving husband, devoted father and cherished grandfather. Happily married for 47 years to the late Dolores A. Lyon, he leaves two children, Victoria Lane Lyon and Jeffrey Lowell Lyon and five grandchildren, Dr. Katherine Rudich Baldwin, William Henry Lyon, Robert Lowell Lyon, Elizabeth Lyon Martin and James Lyon Martin. Bob graduated with honors from Lexington High School, and attended Boston University on a Hayden Scholarship. He was drafted during the Korean War rising to rank of First Sargent of the 66th Signal Operation Battalion before his honorable discharge in 1956. He joined the family business, W.H. Lyon Real Estate, in 1956. Assuming ownership from his father in 1963, he played a key role in the growth of Lexington through the 60s, 70s, and 80s before, passing it on to his son Jeffrey in 1991; who now represents the third generation running the business. Bob was Past President of the Lexington Rotary Club, where he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. A former Chairman of the Planning Board of the Town of Concord (1986-91), former Chairman of the Historic District Commission of the Town of Concord (1967-79). An avid collector of art and antiques, Mr. Lyon also served on the Board of Governors of the Concord Antiquarian Museum for many years. His passion and integrity in business brought him many accolades. He served as President of: the Brokers Institute of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, The Central Middlesex Multiple Listing Service, and the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers, where he was also recognized as a Trustee Emeritus. In 1991 Mr. Lyon moved to Marco Island Florida where he continued to find success in real estate sales until his retirement in 2008. While on Marco he served as President of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors. But was proudest of being awarded the Unsung Hero Award by his peers in the Marco Island Realtors for his years of mentoring. He also served as Director of the Executive Committee of the Marco Island Civic Association and as a Director of the Executive Committee of the Marco Island Rotary Club. Following the death of his wife Dolores in Florida, he met and married Jean Erickson sharing 9 blissful years together, she predeceased him in 2012. His personal qualities and generosity of spirit, while sorely missed, have immeasurably enriched the lives of all those he touched. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to
of MA, 31 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Visiting hours for family and friends will be held from 3-7 pm on Saturday March 22 at Douglass Funeral home, 51 Worthen Rd., Lexington.
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51 Worthen Road Lexington, MA 02421
Published in The Lexington Minuteman from Mar. 18 to Mar. 25, 2014