Medway – Harold A. “Bob” Lyons, Veteran, barber, and proud son of God, Harold Alton Lyons Jr.’s faith and love of family did not come to an end with his death on December 8, 2021. Harold (affectionately known by his nickname Bob) passed away at home, surrounded by the ones he loved, after a courageous battle with cancer. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Bob. He was happiest either with a fishing pole in his hand, or surrounded by his grandkids, or in his pew at Calvary Temple Assembly of God church, where he served as Deacon for many decades. Bob was well respected at the Mill, where he worked for 43 years, and was perhaps best known for his long stint at the clarifier.
Bob was born in Millinocket, grew up in East Millinocket, and graduated from Schenck High School in 1963. He served his country in Korea as an army military policeman during the Vietnam War. Bob married the love of his life, Paulette “Skip” Lyons upon his return in 1967. Their union produced five children, eleven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife Paulette, his daughter Kelly York and husband Jerry of Medway, his daughter Heidi Dickey and husband David of Plymouth, his daughter Bethany Whitehouse and husband Ryan of East Millinocket, and his daughter Bobbi Jo McDermott and husband Ryan of Canaan, NH. Bob is predeceased by his son Joseph, his parents Harold A Lyons Sr and Harriet of East Millinocket, and brother-in-law Frank Manzo of Millinocket.
He will be missed by his sister Gail Bulley and her husband Jerry of Millinocket, as well as by his nephew Frank Manzo and wife Sara of Millinocket, and niece Lynn McIntyre of Brewer. Lynn is predeceased by her husband Rod McIntyre. He will also be missed by his grandchildren Jared, Clotell, Deven, Ashley, Drake, Kelsie, Jacob, Olivia, Gabriel, Desmond, and Nola, as well as by his great-grandchildren Brock, Noah, Aiden, Ellie, Kole, Carter, Camden, and Brielle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Calvary Temple’s Parking Lot Fund, a project that Bob was especially involved with during his tenure at the church. Bob’s life will be celebrated at Calvary Temple in East Millinocket on Sunday, December 12, at a 3:00 p.m. service. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00-3:00. Messages of condolence may be expressed, at Harold’s Book of Memories at www.lamsonfh.com.