Dear people of God,
It is with sadness that we share the news that Charles Lyons, Judy Lyons’ father, died last evening. Charles, his surviving wife Connie, and their daughter Judy have a long involvement in Good Shepherd. Indeed, they have lived around the corner from our church since 1948 and Charles even helped build both our rectory and sanctuary. He was a professional brick layer and mason. He was 94 years old. Judy, their only child, is and has been a regular at our 8 am Rite 1 service for decades. Charles and Connie would have celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary this Saturday. Judy and Connie were at Charles’ side at Northern Westchester Hospital yesterday, as he died in peace, receiving ministration at the time of death (“last rites”) from Fr. Hal.
Arrangements are as follows, and your prayers and presence are requested:
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26th
Clark Funeral Home, 2104 Saw Mill River Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Thursday, September 27th
Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs, NY 10527
Reception in our Parish Hall
Burial immediately following the reception
Amawalk Cemetery, 2445 Quaker Church Road, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598
Let us pray:
God our Creator, your grace gives life to all; receive Charles into your keeping and give him the new life promised through Jesus Christ our Savior, who once was dead and now lives with you and the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.
Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all those who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.