Gregory R. Lyons

December 16, 1953July 8, 2014

Gregory R Lyons, 60, of Paxtang, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born December 16, 1953 in Baldwin, LI, NY; he was the son of the late Delbert and Ruth (Heycock) Lyons. He was a trial attorney for the U. S. Department of Justice. He was a member of the Community Evangelical Free Church, its Tuesday Evening Bible Study, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Law Review, adjunct Professor at local colleges, and a former member of the Central Dauphin School Board. He was a graduate of Central Dauphin East High School, Penn State University with a BA in Political Science, Florida State University with an MBA, and Duquesne Law School. Gregory was a follower of Christ, avid cyclist, landscaping enthusiast, craftsman, Penn State fanatic, and was a wonderful husband, father, pap, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Griffith Lyons; two daughters, Gretchen Lyons McDonel, husband, Chris, of Harrisburg, and Heidi Lyons Meredith, husband, Billy, of Loganville; 2 grandsons, Cameron and Colin; grand puppy, Joie; two brothers, Jeffrey Lyons and Barry Lyons, wife, Cindy, both of Mechanicsburg; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Celebration will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, July 13, 2014 in the Community Evangelical Free Church, 4501 Franklin St., Harrisburg. At the request of the family please wear Penn State blue & white. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pa., 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to Vickies Angel Foundation at


  • Memorial Celebration Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Victoria Lee

July 31, 2014

Dear Betsy: Victoria Lee here, remember me? Memphis, Tn era? I am so sorry to learn of Greg's passing. I have so enjoyed the Christmas letters through the years and think of you often. You and Greg were an exceptional team. I remember when Greg came for his interview at the Holiday Inn Law Department and he was wearing a new suit and the tag was still on it. He was so slick when I mentioned the tag; his response: "thanks; I plan on returning the suit if I don't get the job". My prayers are with you and your family. Victoria

Bill Cassell

July 19, 2014

Rest in peace Greg!

Bill Cassell

July 19, 2014

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of my friend Greg. I remember him well and will miss him. My heart goes out to his wife Betsy and his family. Rest in Peace Greg!

July 16, 2014

To the Lyons Family, my prayers go out to you and yours. I knew Greg from before I retired from the Bankruptcy Court and he with the UST's Office. He is at peace now and free from all pain....May God Bless and keep you strong in this time of loss.

Carol Anthony

Ellen Lees

July 15, 2014

Dear Betsy. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness felt on the passing of your husband, Greg. My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughs are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

July 14, 2014

My sincere sympathy Betsy to you and your family. Greg's will to fight against all odds allowed him to walk his daughters down the aisle and enjoy grandchildren. May memories of the good times replace your grief in the coming months. Take care of yourself. Susan Hetrick


July 14, 2014

Betsy, our sincere sympathy. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Loraine Krasevic-Spangler

July 14, 2014

Betsy, my sincere sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandy and Larry Brehm

July 13, 2014

God Bless you all, Betsy, Gretchen and family and Heidi and family....may the Lord Jesus bring peace and healing to your hearts....prayers are with you...
love you

The Murdock's

July 13, 2014

The Murdock's have wonderful memories of neighbor and friend Greg. We feel honored and truly blessed to be a part of this journey with him. We will miss seeing him create a project around the house and yard. We loved him and love the beautiful people in his family.