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Donald Lyders

December 12, 1950October 5, 2019

On October 5, 2019, Donald Lyders transitioned from this life into what lies beyond, his next journey. Born December 12, 1950 in West Palm Beach to Dorothy & Robert Lyders. Was employed at Pratt & Whitney for over 31 years. Enjoyed camping, boating, fishing and his cold beer. Left to cherish the memories of this gentle, kind and loving person are Shirley, his wife, best friend & soulmate of 50 years, his wonderful and loving son, Devin Lyders (Sara), beautiful granddaughter, Katelyn Lyders, sweet grandson, Scott Lyders, brothers, Bill Lyders (Barbara) and Paul Lyders (Billie), and many nieces & nephews and, last but not least, his furry kids, Jessie & Lacey, who gave him companionship and unconditional love to the end. At Don’s request, no formal services will be held. A date, time & place for a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Don’s name to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation. https://moffitt.org/about-moffitt/foundation/


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Neil Mahoney

October 14, 2019

My memories of Don are those of a smiling, happy 17 - 18 year old. I believe Don now experiences perfect happiness and peace which is a real nice thought. God bless all Don's family and loved ones.

steve koenig

October 13, 2019

I first met Don at Cardinal Newman High. We became good friends and we had lots of fun. It was usually Chip Van Son, Don and myself. He had a great personality and sense of humor. Shirley I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace my friend. Sincerely, Steve Koenig

Bruce Layton

October 13, 2019

Sorry to here of Don's passing, enjoyed the times i worked with him in P&W support equipment in Florida. May is good memories live on. Sincerly, Bruce.

Rich Link

October 8, 2019

Although I may have only met Don a couple of times I have been fortunate to get to know him well through stories of the many family gatherings relayed to me by Devin over the past 10 years. His presence will live on through those memories across the Lyders family in the years to come. Prayers for the entire family during these difficult days ahead.

Brian Wepking

October 8, 2019

I never had the honor to know Don; but I do know his son, Devin. If the measure of a man is his son, then Don was a great man, because his son is one of the best men I know. Stay strong my friend and know your pop is at peace with the Lord.
Love you.

Gabe Towry

October 8, 2019

I really loved Don. He was a very nice person. In my teen years He and his Son Devin along with our friend Mark and I would race remote control cars together and have a good time. He was like one of the kids. He and Devin's Mom Shirley would take all us kids camping for the weekend. It was always peaceful and happy I really miss those days.

Don was always nice to me and was always curious about how life was going for me.

One time Devin and I were out in the front yard of Devin's house horsing around when all of a sudden I was smacked by a freezing water balloon from what seemed like the sky. This was very disorienting and confusing at the same time not to mention the aim was impeccable as if the thrower had been practicing this for years. For a second I thought Devin had done some crazy magic trick and produced this freezing masterpiece from thin air. Then Devin got pelted and he let out the same sound of utter frozen inhalation that I just heard come from me. We both looked up to see where this frozen torrent was coming from and we see Don on the roof of his house with this awesome grin on his face laughing so hard. He was an awesome man and kinda mischievous when it came to water balloons. He will be greatly missed by us all.

Love you Don,

Morris Crady

October 8, 2019

Don’s smile and friendliness will always be imbedded in my memory. We enjoyed many company picnics and at least one memorable outing on his shiny new pontoon boat. Captain Don and Shirley were true soulmates with a love for each other that I always admired. He will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of hanging out with him and enjoying a cold beer on a sunny day!

Shannon Garrett

October 7, 2019

Don will forever live in our hearts! His smile would light up a room. We will miss you Don. Sending prayers and big hugs to the Lyders’s family. We love you..
Love, Shannon, Steve and Meghan