2009-04-15 / Obituaries

Harold Lyons

The Methodist Church on Main Street in Cold Spring was crowded with vehicles and foot traffic as community members and friends came to pay their respects to Harold Lyons. The Methodist Church on Main Street in Cold Spring was crowded with vehicles and foot traffic as community members and friends came to pay their respects to Harold Lyons. Harold "Pop" Lyons, age 80, a lifelong Cold Spring resident, died on Saturday, April 11, 2009, at his residence. Born March 5, 1929, in Cold Spring, he was the son of the late Nathanial and Carrie (Conley) Lyons.

Mr. Lyons was the founder of Harold Lyons & Sons, Inc. in Cold Spring. He was a member of the Cold Spring United Methodist Church, where he was also a trustee and consultant, trustee of the Cold Spring Cemetery Association, and member of the Philipstown Republican Committee. He was an honorary member of the North Highlands Fire Company, the former Nelsonville Fire Company, Cold Spring Fire Co. #1, Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Nelsonville Fish and Fur Club.

He was predeceased by his wife, the late Eleanor (Allen) Lyons, in 1983. He is survived by two sons, Nathan H. Lyons and Ernest W. (Deirdre) Lyons; and two daughters, Beverley (Arthur) Hotaling and Barbara (Ray) Moore, all of Cold Spring. He is also survived by by one brother, David Lyons of Cold Spring. Twelve grandchildren, Arthur and Adam Hotaling, Ellen Kilmer, Melissa Gallwitz, Richard Johnson Jr., Robert Johnson, Cory and Alexis Lyons, Jennifer, Victoria, and Courtney Lyons and Nicole Phillips; and 26 great grandchildren also survive him as well. He was predeceased by 6 brothers, Wendall, Nathan "Widgie", Frederick "Fittie", Francis "Dick", John "Jack" and Clarence "Winkie" Lyons; and two sisters, Harriett Hustis and Gloria "Sissy" Trocheck.

Funeral Services will be held at 1pm on Wednesday April 15, 2009, at the Cold Spring United Methodist Church, 216 Main Street Cold Spring. Interment will follow in Cold Spring Cemetery. Friends called at the Cold Spring United Methodist Church on Monday and Tuesday, April 13 & 14.

Donations in Mr. Lyons' name may be made to the Cold Spring United Methodist Church or the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps., 14 Cedar Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clinton Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

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