2003-07-16 / Obituaries

Nathan A. Lyons

Nathan A. "Nick" Lyons, 72, a 20-year resident of Chatham, NJ and formerly of Cold Spring, NY passed away at his home on Saturday July 12, 2003.

Born of August 25, 1930 in Cold Spring, NY, he was the son of the late Gordon and Rose (Landolfi) Lyons.

He is survived by his son Gordon Lyons and his son, Paul Lyons and his wife Kathleen, and his daughter Mary Beth Stephens and husband Garry all of Beacon, NY. "Grandpa Nick" will be remembered for his abounding love and generosity by his four devoted grandchildren Cullen and Taylor Lyons; and Mackenzie and Garret Stephens.

In Addition to his children, Nate is survived by his brother Ralph Lyons and wife Betty Ann of Cold Spring, NY; his brother Gordon Lyons and wife Susan of Montrose, NY and many nieces, nephews and close friends. He was predeceased by his brother Joseph Lyons and his sister Frances "Peggy" Clarke.

Nate was a graduate of Haldane High School, where he excelled in track and had a degree from Westchester Technical College; He worked his entire adult life in the construction field and was most recently self-employed.

From 1950-53 Nate served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was presented with many awards including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

One of Nick’s much-loved pastimes was golf, whether it was playing, officiating or just talking about it. He was president of the Madison Golf Club for 5 years. He was also a MGA official for 15 years.

Nate was a lover of life. He was an avid reader with a passion for history. He was a bright and insightful man who will be remembered by family, friends and colleagues, as a generous, patient and understanding friend.

A Memorial service will be held at 10am on Wednesday July 16. Services will be held at the Clinton Funeral Home Corner of Parrott and Pine Sts. Cold Spring, NY

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Putnam Co. Historical Society 63 Chestnut St. Cold Spring, NY l05l6.

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