Joseph F. Lyons

Poughkeepsie Journal (NY) - April 11, 1999


Deceased Name: Joseph F. Lyons

Joseph F. Lyons, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away 4/09/99 from complications from Lyme Disease and Babesiosis. Mr. Lyons retired in 1982 as Assistant Manager at Texaco Research Center in Glenham, after 41 years. He was a 1941 graduate from Fordham University and received a Doctorate degree at Purdue in organic chemistry in 1950. Mr. Lyons was a 50-year member of the American Chemical Society, as well as a member of the Nature Conservancy, and Rails to Trails. Joe was a talented life-long musician, who played saxophone, guitar, mandolin, and string bass, in addition to his favorite instrument, the Tenor Banjo. He was a founding member of the Red Garter Jubilee Banjo Band, Riverbank Banjo Band, and the Cabaret Strings Banjo Band, all bands that have played in the area for many years, much of it for charitable purposes. A woodworker and craftsman, Joe took great pleasure in building and innovating and always had a new plan in the works. His many projects included several handbuilt banjos and a ski-tow. Joe was an avid outdoorsman and naturalist, who enjoyed skiing, hiking, biking, canoeing, maple-sugaring, and gardening. He loved the land and drew his dreams upon it. Joe always had a smile in his eye and a joke in his heart. He led his family on many a grand adventure over the years. He bade us never leave behind more than footprints; the ones that he left in our hearts are a mile wide. Joe was born in Wappingers Falls on 11/27, 1920, the son of Joseph V. Lyons and Elizabeth Zahn. He is survived by his wife, Anna M. Hurst Lyons, whom he married on 1/26, 1946 in St. Joachims Church, Beacon; three sons, James V. Lyons, Joseph H. Lyons, and Michael P. Lyons; three daughters, Teresa A. Corliss, Joanne M. Chang, and Mary E. Kreitinger; one sister, Mary Trabucco; one brother, James J. Lyons; 10 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Church, 19 Clinton St., Wappingers Falls. Burial in St. Marys Cemetery. Friends 5/call at the Delehanty Funeral Home, 64 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Contributions 5/be made to the Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc, One Financial Plaza, Hartford, Conn. 06103; or to Nature Conservancy, 1815 N. Lynn St., Arlington, Va. 22209. A reception will follow the burial at the Knights of Columbus in Wappingers Falls. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Poughkeepsie Journal (NY) Date: April 11, 1999 Record Number: 90411_Kategori_OBITS_Class_1_Type_CAT2000_Lopenr_904110147_Selected_3/index.html Copyright (c) Poughkeepsie Journal. All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Co., Inc. by NewsBank, inc.