John J. Lyons


John J. Lyons, age 82, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021.  Born and raised in Paterson, NJ, he resided in Fair Lawn since 1966.  He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.  Mr. Lyons was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and also attended St. Anne R. C. Church both in Fair Lawn.  A firm believer in service to his community, he was a member, former Chief (1990) and Captain (72 & 77) of Fair Lawn Fire Company #3 in Fair Lawn.  He was also a member of the NJ State Fire Chiefs Association.  Active throughout his life, he enjoyed being a member of a Square Dance Group as well as being a Square Dance caller for 40 years, camping in Roscoe, NY and fishing, especially Rainbow and Brown Trout. 

Prior to retiring, he was a bus driver with the Fair Lawn Board of Education, working with the Westmoreland School for 12 years.  He also served as a driver for the Mini Bus with the Borough of Fair Lawn Department of Health and Human Services.  Previously, he was an appliance repairman with Sears, Roebuck & Company before advancing to a manager of the maintenance agreement division before retiring after 32 years.

Beloved husband of the late Doris (Schwoerer) Lyons.  Loving and devoted father of Bernard Lyons and wife, Jane.  Cherished grandfather of Matthew and Christopher Lyons.  Dear brother of the late Joan Carr and Diane Mele.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4-8 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ,  Due to Covid, A private service Thursday, March 11, 2021, 10 am at Our Savior Lutheran Church may be attended via the following Zoom link  A graveside service open to anyone wishing to attend will be held Thursday 11:15 am at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John to Fair Lawn Fire Company #3, P.O. Box 2646, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 would be appreciated.

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Prayers going out to Bernard and his family. Sending love your way. Uncle Gee. I'm lost for words right now. I'm going to miss our monthly phone calls. I hope you knew that I loved you to the moon and back. You were,are and always will be the BEST Uncle anyone could have ever wanted. You always made me feel loved and special and I carry that with me every day. You are,will be so missed. I love you.
Shari Smith
John we were friends for over 40 years. We had so many good times together . I will miss our phone calls, I will miss all the projects we did together,you were always there to help me anytime I needed you. God bless you may you be at peace now no more sickness. Till we see each other again love you brother ."I'll see you all of a sudden."
Vinny Bonaccolto
John was so special. He and I worked together at Westmoreland school for many years and without his help and friendship we would have never been as successful a team as we were. His work ethic and sincere caring for all the members of the school community made Westmoreland a better place for everyone. He always had the time to assist and to be there when we needed his help and advice. To say he was special is an understatement. He exemplified what people should be through his kindness and giving nature. It is with great sadness and also with joy by having known him that I write these words.
Frank Jacene
I'm so sorry for your loss. John was a great guy, always helpful and caring. He was great with kids too. My two children got to know him at school and are saddened also. Wonderful guy, he will be missed.
Sherry Stache
One of the kindest and sweetest men I have been honored to know. Russell Brook Campsite will never be the same without you....heaven as most definitely gained an angel. With much love, prayers, and my deepest and sincerest condolences and sympathy to this wonderful family. John will be incredibly missed.
Sharon Anne Dellasso
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