Date of Birth: January 30, 1949
Date of Death: August 26, 2019
Kevin Gerard Lyon was born on January 30, 1949 in Erie, PA and passed away peacefully on August 26, 2019 in Tallahassee, FL. He is survived by his wife, Melinda Lyon, daughter Natalie Gover and stepdaughters Jessica Core, Marybeth McCoy and Connie Kwiatkowski, sister Kathy Griffiths and 7 grandchildren. Kevin’s family moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1953. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1968 and served honorably until 1970. After leaving the Marine Corps he spent a short time in Florida before returning to Arizona to begin his career with the US Postal Service as a Letter Carrier. He transferred to Florida in the early ‘80’s where he met and married Melinda, his wife of 21 years. While in Florida he enjoyed many hobbies, including scuba diving, deep sea fishing and hunting. He was a masterful baker and enjoyed cooking, as well as many art projects and music.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the following: Big Bend Hospice (https://www.bigbendhospice.org/), Uphill Into The Wind (http://uphillintothewind.org/), the American Cancer Society (https://www.cancer.org/), American Diabetes Association (https://www.diabetes.org/) or Chron’s Colitis Foundation (https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/).