Howard H. Lyon, Jr.
Howard H. Lyon Jr., 92, of Ithaca passed away on September 14, 2016,
at Oak Hill Manor.
Born on February 20, 1924, in Morrisville, VT, he was the 7th of 8 and last
surviving child of the late Howard H. and Frances (Weinmann) Lyon.
Howard proudly served in the US Army from 1943 thru 1945. He was
awarded the Bronze Star in April 1944.
He was a 1949 graduate of the University of Vermont and came to Cornell
as a graduate student in Plant Pathology. He became that department's
photographer in 1950 and remained in that position for 35 years.
He was a member of The East Hill Flying Club, an avid golfer and a fabulous woodworker.
Howard is survived by his wife of 70 years Ruth M. Lyon; his daughters
Martha J. Lyon (Chris Pelkie) of Ithaca, Debra L. Sharp (Charles) of San Diego, CA;
grandchildren Jessica L. Cummings (Michael) of Walpole, MA, Gregory L. Sharp
of San Jose, CA; great-grandson Chase T. Cummings; and several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by daughter Nancy.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Lansing Funeral
Home is providing assistance.