MILLINOCKET - Ronald C. Cyr, 71, died unexpectedly Feb. 23, 2013, in Florida. He was born Dec. 1, 1941, in Millinocket, the son of Felix and Alma (Voisine) Cyr.
Ron graduated from St. Martin of Tours School in 1960. Upon graduation from high school Ron went to work for Great Northern Paper Company where he was a machinist. Ron was treasurer of the Machinist Union. He spent six years in the National Guard. He was a lifelong member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks No. 1521. Ron was an avid artist who spent many hours drawing, painting, and building replicas of ships.
Ron is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughter, Christine Cyr Lee and husband, Randy; son, Steven Cyr; grandchildren, Sydney and Anna McConnell, and Landon Cyr. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Len Vaznis and wife, Christine, James Vaznis and Kathryn Vaznis; stepgrandchildren, Alex, Zachary and Jaysen Vaznis; brothers, Galen Cyr and wife, Rhonda, David Cyr and wife, Kathy; an aunt, Egline Charette of Fort Kent; and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Ron was predeceased by his parents.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at St Martin of Tours Catholic Church of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, 19 Colby St., Millinocket. Interment with military honors will be at Millinocket Cemetery. Donations in Ron's memory may be sent to Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com