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Charles Lyons

Charles "Al" Lyons

Tuesday, June 7th, 1927 - Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
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Obituary

LYONS, Charles “Al” age 92, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Englewood. He was born June 7, 1927 to the late Charles F. and Helen in Dayton. He served his country proudly in the US Navy during WWII. Al owned and operated Lyons Electrical Supply and Lyons Lighting Showroom from 1960 until 2018 when he retired.

Al is preceded in death by his loving wife, Rita; daughter Carol and sister Ann Blazer.

He is survived by his children Susan Baggett (Bruce), Thomas (Claudette), Jane Boston (Jim), Mark (Brenda), Michael (Sandy), Kenneth (Wray Jeanne) and James; 11 grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren; 2 sisters Jeanne Leist and Linda Petric; he also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 4-7PM Friday December 27 at Baker Hazel & Snider Funeral Home 5555 Philadelphia Dr. Dayton OH 45415. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10AM Saturday December 28 at St. Rita Catholic Church 5401 N Main St. Dayton OH 45415. Officiating Father James Seibert. Interment immediately following at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton in Al’s memory. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerhazelsnider.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Service

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Rita Catholic Church
    Officiant
    Father James Seibert
  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Cemetery

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Donations are being accepted for: THE HOSPICE OF DAYTON INC.

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Hank Schwieterlman

Posted at 07:40am
I was always remember Al's good, kind happy smile and laugh. He was always good to me while I was going to UD and while teaching in the Dayton Schools, by allowing me to work at Lyons Electric on Saturday mornings, summers, and even taking inventory during Christmas break. I will always remember he and Rita coming to our wedding at St. Joe, and the night he took us to his home during a winter storm, and he sat and had a drink and a bowl of chilil with him and Rita and the kids. I forget the circumstances, but he was such a kind and caring man, not just a boss. Joyce use to complain about stanping "Lyons Electric" on all those match books; a project given to her by Al's dad, Charles, and Al would just laugh. I also remember the summer his dad had me cleaning and painting one of those apartments on North Main. It was quite an experience with your grandpa. I will always remember his trying to get me to scrape the outside white wood siding and trying to get me to "feather" the bare spots. I do not think I ever mastered the "feathering." it was that summer i go to meet and talk with the Grieshops who ran the radiator shop on North Main. if I ever said anything to Al, he would just laugh. Al could have been a bitter person after the loss of his daughter,Carol, and his wife Rita, but he always kept that happy and kind attitude. All of his children have done well, and I just smile when I see Tom sitting in his dad's office, and Ken at the counter and Jane in the lighting department. What a legacy all his children are for him. Al was one not to forget. Please honor him by carrying on his kindness and happiness. Hank Schwieterman
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Joyce Schwieterman

Posted at 06:14pm
My husband and I both worked at Lyons Electric. I have worked several places in my life, and I will have to say, he definitely was the best boss I ever had. He was kind, considerate, understanding and most of all caring. I respected him in all aspects of life. He was always a very fair man.. I have so many, many fond memories of my days at Lyons Electric. I moved away from Dayton and yet Al and I remained friends. Rest in peace my dear friend!
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Posted at 02:03pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Progress Lighting
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Posted at 08:26am
Our warmest condolences, Dan, Dave, Todd, K.C. and the Dillard Electric team.
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Posted at 08:17am
Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. Al was a wonderful person and we will miss him. Sincerely Toney and Caron. T&T Electric
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