Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home

177 Route 59, Suffern, NY


Bert R. Lyon III

May 25, 1956August 8, 2019

Bert Rogers Lyon, Skip, 63, of Suffern, NY, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Skip was a graduate of Suffern High School and Lehigh University. From 1980 to 2016, he was a teacher of mathematics at Suffern High School, where his wife, Cheryl, was a teacher and English Department chair, and where his father, Bert Lyon, taught from 1948 to 1975. Skip was an amazingly devoted, dedicated and effective teacher. He taught all levels of Mathematics, from Algebra to Calculus, and was loved and respected by his students and faculty. Skip had a loyalty to SHS athletics and curriculum, but his heart was with his students, often spending lunch time in the cafeteria, coaching students in math. Outside of the classroom, Skip loved time with his family, especially his two grandchildren, Lyla and Jacob. He also had a love for music and Cape Cod. Skip was predeceased by his parents, Bert Rogers Lyon, Jr. and Ellen Smedley Lyon. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Lyon, his son Michael (Amie), two grandchildren, and three siblings, Richard W. Lyon (Sue) of East Sandwich, MA, Katherine Sheehan (Jack) of Dabneys, VA, and Mary Ellen Schneider (Jack) of Newtown, CT. Also surviving are nine nieces and nephews and twenty-one grandnieces and nephews. A private service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Skip’s honor to SHS Alumni Association Foundation. In the memo section, please designate Bert Lyon Memorial Scholarship.


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Rebecca Lipstein

August 14, 2019

I was blessed to have had Mr. Lyon as my math teacher in 2012 at Suffern High School. Mr. Lyon was one of my favorite teachers at SHS and I think about him often. He made an intimidating subject accessible, but most of all he cared about his students and got to know each and every one of us. I sat right in front and never missed an opportunity to joke around with him. He will be dearly missed by all the lives he has touched through his dedicated teaching.

Jackie Saunders

August 14, 2019

I always struggled with math growing up, but Mr. Lyon's class made math easy to understand and actually fun. I can't think of too many math teachers you can say that about. He was extremely approachable and had a great sense of humor that we appreciated greatly and I always looked forward to coming to his class. RIP Mr. Lyon.

Tom Eschen

August 11, 2019

I miss my best childhood/adult friend Skipper,, who I shared so many funny memories with- playing wiffle ball, stratomatic hoops and baseball, getting separated in Miss Russo’s math class, making fun of everything and everyone including ourselves- Skip was parentheses legs and I was tennis ball head.
His last text to me on his Birthday he said thanks T-Ball head!
Miss his sense of humor, sports knowledge,personality, wit, friendship, and Skip just being Skip!
Love ya Skipper’