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Keith A. Lyons Sr.

AMBAJEJUS LAKE and MILLINOCKET - Keith A. Lyons Sr., 77, passed away with his family by his side Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Ambajejus Lake. He was born Sept. 10, 1936, in Millinocket, the son of Archibald and Gladys (York) Lyons.

He attended school in Millinocket, starting at Oxford Street School and graduating from Stearns High School in 1954. He was employed at the Great Northern Paper Company in Millinocket, never missing a days work in 48 years.

Keith was a man of many talents, being it masonry, carpentry, electrical, or mechanical. No job was too big for him and he would always say "just puttering." In retirement, he built a home on Ambajejus Lake, of which he was very proud. During his retirement he enjoyed doing many things - A life member of BPOE Elks No. 1521 and the Fin & Feather Club, and was also a member of the Northern Timber Cruisers and a former member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed fishing, snowsledding - especially February vacation with family and friends, and paddling the river in his kayak. One of his favorites was hunting from his camp on the East Branch of the Penobscot River with family and friends that had a motto saying "We'll have no quitters til we bag some critters!" Keith was also always ready to play a game of cards with friends and watch the Boston Red Sox.

Keith is survived by his wife, Sandra J. (Matthews) Lyons, with whom he shared 28 years of marriage. He is also survived by his daughter, Paula Pelletier and her husband, Don; his son, Keith Lyons Jr.; three stepchildren, who he thought of as his own, Andrew Glidden and his wife, Kerrie Jo, Jon Glidden and his partner, Nicole, and Keri-Jean York; grandchildren and stepgrandchildren who he cherished his time with, Shawn and Ryan Cyr, Mikayla and Rabecka Glidden, Timothy and Maria Glidden, Madeline Morrison, Caleb, and Madison York; a sister, Gloria Leighton of Glenburn; nieces, Glenna and Deanna; and nephew, Randy. He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Donald and Wayne; and a grandson, Nicholas.

Friends are invited to visit with the family noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket, with memorial services beginning at 2 p.m. with Deacon Danny Watson presiding. Gifts in memory of Keith may be sent to Community Health and Counseling Hospice Program, Attention: Pam, P.O. Box 208, Lincoln, ME 04457; or to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.

Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 5, 2013
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