Allen R. Lyon Sr., 82, of Warren, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Warren General Hospital, after an illness since May 2013.
He was born Jan. 21, 1932, in Youngsville, Pa., the son of the late William A. and Minnie Cooper Lyon.
He was a Warren area resident most of his life. He had served with the U.S. Army as a corporal during the Korean War, serving with Company I, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division in Germany, earning an occupational medal.
Allen R. Lyon Sr.
He was employed as a quality control inspector in the bearings department of SKF, formerly Marlin Rockwell of Jamestown, N.Y., retiring in 1989, after 38 years of employment.
He was also a self-employed roofer.
He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Warren, Tidioute Veterans of Foreign Wars, served as past commander of the Warren American Legion Post 135, Warren Senior Center and a driver for Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Zwald Lyon, whom he married Dec. 13, 1952, in Warren, Pa.; six children: Judy Stockhausen and husband, Lewis of Bear Lake, Pa., Kathie Reed and husband, Allan of Pittsfield, Pa., Carol Nuhfer and husband, James of Harrisburg, Pa., Rebecca Bayne of Oil City, Pa., Allen R. Lyon Jr. and wife, Julie of Cochranton, Pa., Michael Lyon and wife, Jora of Pittsfield, Pa.; two sisters: Geneva Nagy of Warren, Pa., and Alice Mabb of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law: Marilyn "Jean" Gustafson of Warren, Pa., and Mary Carol Cartney of Titusville, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 brothers; and one sister; and one granddaughter.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St., Warren, Pa., on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted there Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. by Rev. G.A. Hankins, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park, where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/ Sheffield Veterans of Foreign Wars funeral detail and the U. S. Army military personnel.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through First Church of the Nazarene, 907 Pennsylvania Ave. E, Warren, PA. 16365 or Disabled American Veterans Chapter 75, c/o Dan Edmiston, 5159 Route 337, Tidioute, PA. 16351. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.