Thomas Richard Lyons died at the age of 89 on January 27, 2023 in St. Charles, Illinois.
Thomas, or Dick as he is known to friends and family, was born on February 4, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York.
York, the only child of Thomas and Madeleine Lyon. On December 29, 1956, he married his Mary Devine.
Dick served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1955 to 1962, rising to the rank of First Lieutenant.
Dick attended St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey and received a Bachelor’s degree in English.
He has a 45-year career in manufacturing. He worked for Crown Cork & Seal Inc. for many years,
I oversee production at multiple manufacturing plants in North America.
When he retired in 1996, Dick and Mary moved into a house on the Kalamazoo River in Saugatuck.
Michigan. They turned the house into a home and made it a frequent stop during their summer vacations.
Children and grandchildren of nearly 30 years. Every Independence Day weekend, the house was packed with.
More people than the room can accommodate, delicious meals, swimming, boating,
Fireworks have been a tradition for four generations of the Lyons family.
Dick loved doing woodwork in his shop, always branding his name or engraving his name on it to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Made for loved ones. He found his work at the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society very rewarding.
His restoration work is underway on an 1854 Francis metallic surf boat salvaged from Saugatuck Harbor.
Permanent exhibition at the Historical Society.
He was an avid sailor and was the captain of many fine ships, but his favorite was a 40-foot sailboat.
Lionheart.He and Mary traveled to Lake Michigan, the Caribbean, and
Hawaii. They passed on her love of sailing to three generations and were always ready and willing.
crew when they went out.
His family was his pride and joy. He loves being with his children and grandchildren and learning about them.
Live and tell family stories.He cherished his time with his family and created an atmosphere
Where unity is most important.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Parish in Saugatuck, Michigan, where he and Mary practiced their faith.
and found a community.
He was left behind by his wife, Mary, whom he had been married to for 66 years. He is also survived by his children Rick (David Green) Lyons.
Mary Jo (Mark) Sandheinrich, Tom (Kelly) Lyons, Mark (Tom Clark) Lyons, Rob (Jenny) Lyons, Joe
(Kim) Lyons, his son-in-law Dave Peekers, and his grandson Andy (Nicole Cook) Lyons, Molly (Uli)
Werner, Adam (Sam) Lyons, Mitch Lyons, Patrick Lyons, Katie (Patrick Leitheiser) Sandheinrich, Lou
Peekarts, Ian Lyons, Maddie Sandheinrich, Mary Rose Peekarts, Megan Sandheinrich, Will Lyons, Tommy
Piekarz, Grace Lyons, Hattie Lyons, Maggie Lyons, Phoebe Lyons, Tommy Lyons.he worshiped him
Great-grandchildren Bryn Rose Warner and Eleanor Rose Lyons.
He died before his parents, Thomas and Madeline, and his beloved daughter Rosan
A celebration will take place on February 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the Yule Funeral Home in St. Charles.
Donations can be made to St. Jude in Dick’s honor: http://giftfunds.stjude.org/DickLyonsMemorial
Published by Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles on January 29, 2023.