OBITUARY

David F. Lyons

September 24, 1932March 3, 2013

On March 3, 2013, David F. Lyons, beloved husband of Mary Sliney Lyons and devoted father and grandfather of Mark Lyons, Deirdre and William Bumbera, Kathryn and Andrew Randolph, Sarah and Matthew Randolph, and Molly and Erin Bumbera, passed away after a long illness.

David was born in Boston, MA, the only son of Louise and David M. Lyons. After graduating from Boston College, where he was Freshman Class President, he joined the Army, serving two tours in Viet Nam and was awarded the Bronze Star. After retiring, he received his Masters in Education from Loyola University, then spent 10 years as a civilian with the Department of Energy. After 30 years of federal service, David spent 20 years as a substitute teacher in Howard County – these years were the love of his life, along with golf, travel and the “Friday Club”. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 9th, at 10:30 a.m., at Corpus Christi Chapel at the Trinity School, 4985 Ilchester Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043. A luncheon will immediately follow at the Chapel’s Music Room. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Please arrive before 10:30am for the Honor Guard Service. Mass begins promptly after.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Gilchrist Hospice Services of Howard County, 5537 Twin Knolls Rd., Suite 434, Columbia, MD 21044, (443)283-2700.

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David F. Lyons

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Art Gamzon

March 13, 2013

Mary
we were so sorry to learn of the passing of Dave.Nancy & I send our
deepest sympathy and love to you and the entire family.
Art & Nancy Gamzon

Ken Stevens

March 11, 2013

Whenever we met at events, David always had a word for me as a fellow New Englander. May he rest in peace.

Arlette and Larry Loimis

March 11, 2013

On the court and in the classroom, David was always full of humor, patience and warmth. One of the mistletoe gentle we have known. He always a French quip for me, never a disparaging remark about anybody. We share with Mary and the family our warmest remembrances of David which will always bring a smile to our lips.

March 9, 2013

Wonderful memories of the many great times we all had together growing up in our mid and later teens, Dave, John Bent, Al Jelelian, Norm Brown, Gus DiMilla (his next door neighbor), Ted Nickerson who are now all together again and where we will all one day meet again. To you, Mary. our deepest sympathy to you and your wonderful and caring family. You're in our thoughts and prayers.....Ed & Pat Perry

Mary Jo Sliney

March 9, 2013

Fond memories of a beloved brother-in-law. May he rest in peace. Love and sympathy to all of you.

Steve Maher

March 9, 2013

so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, Katie...may you live in the warmth of his ever glowing spirt each day forward

Mike and Nancy Berla

March 7, 2013

Sweet! That's the word that best describes Davey for us. Always with a good word and a big smile. Never a put-down. We loved him--always will. And we'll miss him as long as we live. We'll keep a good thought for Mary and the rest of Davey's family in these difficult days.

Dave Sliney

March 7, 2013

I was always very excited to see my Uncle Dave. I knew I would be smiling and laughing a lot! He was a wonderful guy. My thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

Ron Carlson

March 6, 2013

I'll miss this guy; his smile, his humor and his wonderful view of life that so affected me and I suspect everyone who knew him. Dave was a very special person who I'll remember always -

Ron Carlson

Bob Berlett

March 6, 2013

David never met a man that didn't Love him.
Our world is a sadder place, but he's in a better place. God Bless the Lyons family.