David O. Lyman
1939 - 2020
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Kensington - David O. Lyman, 80, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Exeter Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on December 24, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late Harold O. and Sarah (Sallie) E. (Brenz) Lyman. A resident of Kensington for over 30 years, he grew up in Philadelphia and also formerly resided in Portsmouth, N.H.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, David served in the United States Air Force for 23 years before retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. He was formerly employed for many years as an engineering technician for D.G. O'Brien in Seabrook, N.H.

A very patriotic citizen, David was an active supporter of many veteran organizations. He was the Commander of the VFW Post 2181 in Exeter, N.H. and was a member of the DAV Chapter 13 in Exeter, N.H. David was a devoted husband and caretaker of his wife of 61 years, Deanne L. (Gardner) Lyman. He also enjoyed many outdoor activities including bass fishing and feeding the wild birds in his backyard.

He is survived by his wife Deanne of Kensington, N.H.; two sons, Darren Lyman and his wife Pearl of Stratham, N.H., and Douglas Lyman of Kensington, N.H.; three grandchildren, Jeromy and his wife Lisa Lyman, Brandon Lyman, and Emily Lyman; his brother Donald Lyman of Sacramento, Calif.; and his sister Rosemary Grove of York, Pa.

SERVICES: A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 12 p.m., at the Brewitt Funeral Home, Exeter, N.H. Burial with Military Honors will follow at 2 p.m., at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: www.dav.org/donate and www.vfw.org/donate.

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Published in Seacoastonline.com from Jun. 25 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 2, 2020
To the Lyman Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns
July 1, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Pam Currie-Wison
June 26, 2020
I was so very sad when my co-worker sent this to me. She said - this is going to make you sad - and I'm sorry - and then sent me a link. I've been checking to tell you the truth - thru this whole shut down - I wished I'd taken your number or gotten an email or something. So I would check and make sure you were at least okay. Well this time I wasn't so lucky anymore. I'm so very sad that Dave has passed. He was SO kind, very funny and super generous. I'm so worried about Deanne! I'm supposed to work on Thursday but I'm going to try to get to the services so I can see you guys. The 5th of July is my last day at the 99 - I finally got another job! Yay! Dave would be proud - it's technical! :)

Wow - I can't believe it. I'm so sorry. He was really just a super guy. Doug - please give your Mom lots of love from me. And to Emily too. I hope to see you Thursday but my email is ulli.eisermann@gmail.com if you can reach out.
Ulli Eisermann
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