Retired Deacon James E. Lyon

Retired Deacon James E. Lyon, died on May 27, 2023, he was 89 years old.

Deacon Lyon was ordained at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on May 23, 1993, by the Most Reverend Louis A. DeSimone. He was assigned to Saints Simon and Jude Parish, West Chester, where he remained until his retirement in February 2010.

In 1956, Deacon Lyon received an Associate of Arts degree in accounting from Saint Joseph’s University. He was employed by PECO, Inc. as an accounting supervisor until his retirement in 1991.

Deacon Lyon was married to his wife Elizabeth (nee Mauser) for 68 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons James, Jr.; Steven; daughters Patricia Ann Mapa; and, Beth Ann Rubino; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Reception of the body and viewing will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, at Saints Simon and Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester. A second viewing will be held Friday, June 9, 2023, beginning at 10:30 AM followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM at Saints Simon and Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester.

Most Reverend John J. McIntyre will be the principal celebrant. The homilist will be Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Dunleavy.

Concelebrating will be Reverend Michael J. Gerlach. Interment will be at Saint Agnes Cemetery, West Chester.