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Daniel J. Lyons, 82, formerly of West Mahoning Street, Danville, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center Danville.

He was born Dec. 30, 1934, in Mahoning Township, the son of the late Daniel Edward and Alice R. (Haunty) Lyons Dietz.

He was married for 11 years to Corinne "Renee" Weaver Lyons. They were married on June 29, 2005.

He graduated from Danville High School in 1952. He attended Bucknell University and graduated from Wilkes College with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering.

Dan served his country in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1957 as an equipment maintenance technician.

He was employed as an industrial engineer for AMP in Harrisburg from where he retired. Dan was also self-employed with Lyons Electric in Danville. He also held a commercial pilot's license serving Merck and Company.

Dan was a member of the Danville Moose and served on various committees at the Danville-Riverside Airport.

Being very multitalented, Dan had many enjoyments during his life including working amateur radio, tinkering in his shop, creating photographic DVDs and skiing in Vermont. He loved to travel extensively which included traveling throughout Europe and to Alaska. Dan especially enjoyed hosting pool parties for his friends and his family. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family and especially enjoyed early morning donut runs to his great-nieces which will never be forgotten.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one step-daughter, Corinne Peterman, of Arlington Va.; one brother, Thomas F. Lyons and his wife Laraine, of Danville; and one sister, Margaret Thomas, of Atlantic City, N.J. He is also survived by one niece, Linda Lyons Paugh and her husband James L. Paugh, of Danville; and two nephews, Thomas Lyons and his wife Amy, of Moorestown, N.J. and Brian Thomas and his wife Beverly, of Hatboro, Pa. Also surviving are four great-nieces, Alyssa, Jessica and Jamie Paugh and Harper Lyons; and one great-nephew, Hayden Lyons; as well as step-nieces, step-nephews, great-step-nieces and great-step-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward J. Lyons on Oct. 14, 1992.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 18 Center St., Danville with the Rev. James E. Lease as celebrant. Friends will be received in St. Hubert Chapel from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Burial will be held in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Danville. Military rites will be accorded by the Montour County Veteran's Association and the Air Force Honor Guard.

The family will provide flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maria Joseph Manor, 875 Montour Boulevard, Danville PA 17821 or GMC Dialysis Unit, 100 Justin Drive, Danville PA 17822.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville.

Published on May 19, 2017
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