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Leroy C. Lyons

September 25, 1948 — January 20, 2021

Leroy Clifford Lyons age 72 of Canonsburg, Cecil Twp. passed away peacefully Wednesday January 20, 2021 in South Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center Canonsburg. He was born September 25, 1948 in Isabella, Fayette County, a son of the late Van Lyons and Lena Simon Lyons Booker.

He was a graduate of Red Stone High School, in Republic and served honorably with the United States Air Force in Medical Services, during the Vietnam War. He had been with the Pennsylvania State Police for nine years as a dispatcher and a South Strabane Police Officer. Prior to his retirement in 2003 Leroy had been a Lieutenant detective with the Chartiers Twp. Police Department. After retiring he was a driver for Jeffries Drug Store in Canonsburg. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 22, the SNPJ Lodge 138 in Strabane, American Legion Post 793 in Cecil and previously the VFW Post 191 in Canonsburg. He was a member and past Exulted Ruler of the Elk Lodge 776 of Washington. Leroy loved going to rendezvous, camping, knife collecting and his beloved dogs Oscar and Bailey.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his devoted wife Linda Roberts Lyons, sons, Joseph Lyons and Jarrett Lemonakis (Brandy Baker), daughters Christie (Shane) Land, Leigh Ann (Andy) Shaner, Sara (Will) Willard, Samantha (Chuck) Rizor and Lacey Lemonakis (Kris Small) and 15 grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family. Deceased in addition to his parents is his brother William Lyons, and a sister Nancy Arbuckle.

Friends and family are welcome Friday January 22, 2021 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm the time of services with Reverend Brian King in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at 2:30 pm in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Twp. FOP Lodge 22 services will be held at 12:30pm in the Funeral Home.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic masks must be worn and social distancing will be observed.

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