Lawrence A. Lyons

Lawrence A. Lyons, 74, of 601 Hall Avenue, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 4, 2012 at his residence.

He was born April 22, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles and Bertha Eckert Lyons.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.  He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company, retiring after 43 years of service.

On August 1, 1959, he married Janet J. Murvine Crotzer, who preceded him in death on September 19, 2005.

He is survived by a daughter, Debra Horn and her husband Edwin Flores Castro of St. Marys; two sons, Michael E. Lyons and his wife Stephanie of Spokane, Washington and Patrick A. Lyons and his wife Jessenia Colon Martinez of Wisconsin; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Susan Weishaar and her husband Gary of New Braufels, Texas and Beverly Adolizzi and her husband Ray of Lancaster, PA; and by a brother, Thomas (Doc) Lyons and his wife Donna of St. Marys.

Besides his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two brothers at birth, his twin, Charles Lyons, and his brother, Michael Lyons.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, a Veteran of the Navy having served from 1955-1957, was a member of the Elks, the Moose and was an avid Steeler, Pirates and Gonzaga Basketball fan.  He enjoyed going out to eat with his friends and especially enjoyed his family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Eric Vogt OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 325 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the St. Marys Area School Athletic Department, 977 South St. Marys Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Paula Tegano May 5, 2012 at 8:22 am

Debbie and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. This is a difficult time but remember all the great memories and the impact they have left with you to keep close with you forever. Your dad was a very generous man. Keep him close in your heart. Thinking of you. Paula and John

Karen, Mike, Michael and Joey Anderson May 6, 2012 at 9:21 am

Hi Deb,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad passing. He was always one of my favorite people and always so kind to me. I just ran into him at the bakery not long ago and we talked for quite a while. He sure was proud of your kids. He loved them all so much. This is very hard and nothing I can say can make it easier. I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you guys. We are here if you need anything. Take care.

Karen and Tim Rieder May 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

Debbie, Mike, Pat and families,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all..When I heard about your dad….my first thoughts were…I lost a very special friend today…..
and you lost a very generous and caring father….
Please keep it close in your hearts, he loved you guys all so much….whenever I talked with him …..he always was telling me something about one of his family…..there was never a time when he didn’t mention one of the grandchildren.
I will always keep Larry in my heart…he was like one of our family also……

Denise Sarnoski May 7, 2012 at 8:42 am

Dear Debbie,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.

John S. Lyons M.D., Charles M. Lyons Jr. and Alexander S. Lyons Esq. May 7, 2012 at 10:01 am


Our thoughts are with you. Thanks for letting us know. Sorry I was unable to attend.


Tim Schaefer May 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Pat, Mike, and Deb,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Peace, prayers and blessings.

Tim & Kelly

Darlene and Steve Distler May 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Debbie and the Lyons Family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your father was always someone you could count on for a good smile and how about those “Bucs”. I know he will be missed a lot and keep all his good memories close. Your dad was such a caring dad and loving grandpa. If there is anything we at the bakery can do please let us know and again we will all miss his place at the bar. All our thoughts are with you.

Rosemary Caskey May 8, 2012 at 10:54 am

Debbie and family,
I just saw online of your Dad’s passing.
I am so sorry for your loss. Wonderful man, loved talking to him at Walmart.
You, your family and your Dad will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lois D'Amore May 8, 2012 at 8:10 pm

To Larry’s family, and Suzie’s family,
I was a classmate of both Larry and Susie and I send my condolences on the loss of your husband and brother.
May God bless you as you go forward without your loved one. I recently lost my husband, so I can certainly understand your pain.
Lois D’Amore, class of CHS 57.

Susan Strandberg May 10, 2012 at 6:59 am

Debby and the Lyons Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how involved your father was in all of your lives, and how very much he will be missed. I will always remember his smile and easy going nature. God Bless all of you!

Chris (Gnan) Vallone May 30, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Debbie, Mike, and Patrick

I just received the news of the passing of your father, I am truly sorry for your loss. I was an old neighbor from Hall Ave. and lived beside you (Ben Gnan family). I hope things are getting easier to bare as the days go by. I know how you must feel because I lost my parents also. It is just never the same. We just have to remember they are in a better place.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Chris (Gnan) Vallone
Clearfield, Pa

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