Gordon C. "Skip" Lyons

Born: Sun., Feb. 13, 1927
Died: Wed., Feb. 9, 2011

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Gordon C. 'Skip' Lyons, 83 of 840 Chatham Village McElhattan, PA. passed away Feb. 9, 2011 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He had been in declining health. Mr. Lyons was born in Lock Haven Feb. 13, 1927 to the late Harry C. and Matilda E. Smith Lyons. He was a graduate of Lock Haven High School. Gordon was awarded his diploma while serving as an enlisted man in the U.S. Navy. "Skip" had served in the U.S. Navy from 2/1945 to 5/1946 during WW II aboard the heavy cruiser USS Los Angles in the Pacific Theater. He achieved the Pacific Theater, American Theater and the Victory Medal. He remained in the inactive reserves until 8/1954. On August 18, 1950 he was united in marriage to Beryl Richner Lyons who survives.Skip had worked at the Sylvania Electric Co. and the Armature plant in Mill Hall in his younger years. He then went to work for Piper Aircraft working in various depts. at the Lock Haven and Quehanna plants retiring in 2/1983 due to health reasons. He had served as foreman of the metal fitting division and plant production manager of the Piper Quehanna Division. He had also served as Budget Manager and Plant Engineer. Mr. Lyons was a member of the Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, a past member of the Lock Haven Elk's Club and had been active with the Nittany Grange and the Nittany Valley Fire Co. He had also served as a board member of the Clinton County Industrial Development. Surviving in addition to he wife is a daughter Donna Lyons Judd of Lock Haven, two grandchildren Katelyn and Jonathan Judd, and a great grandson Riley Mark. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, Ralph and Harry. Also four sisters, Pauline, Dorothy, Lila and Helen. Funeral Services for Gordon C. Skip Lyons will be held on Sat. Feb. 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ Rt. 64 Mill Hall, PA. Officiating will be Pastor Nancy Kuhns of the church. Interment will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.Family and friends will be received in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home 121 W. Main St. Lock Haven Fri. evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gordon's name can be made to the Piper Aviation Museum through the funeral home On line condolences can be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com

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Denise Taylor

Donna thinking of you and your family at this time. So sorry about your loss.


My condolences to the Lyons family, not much can be said in a time like this to ease the pain of your loss, but I hope that the promise that the bible holds out at John 5:28,29 will bring comfort to those who love Gordon. Until that time you can find strength in prayer, Psalm 55:22 Sincerely, Angela

Kevin and Amy

We'll miss you Uncle Skip. You were a good man and it was always nice to be around you.

Cindy and Dean Myers and family

Dear Donna and family, We just wanted you to know you are in our hearts and prayers with the passing of your father! We understand the emptiness in your heart even though you know he is with the Lord. We may not see each other much anymore~ but you are still dear to us and we will continue to hold you before the Lord in the days ahead. Please call if you need andything or if there is anything we can do for you and the family! Love and Prayers, Cindy, Dean and family

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