In Memory

Thomas Lyons

Lyons, Thomas Patrick Born to Life January 29, 1954 - Born to Eternal Life October 5, 2017. Loving, devoted and proud father of Brett, Tyler and Dylan. Beloved brother of Daniel (Marty) Lyons, Laura (Jim) Holtz, Lynn (Eric) Vandenberg and T. Michael (Tricia) Lyons. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Franklin E. and Virginia D. Lyons. Tom was a lifelong lover of music, sports and nature. Visitation Friday, October 13, from 10:30 am to 12 noon at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 2750 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon, followed by a Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Private inurnment following.


Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11, 2017


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10/09/17 11:20 AM #1    

Ellory Peck

Lyno.  The sweetest friend, animated athlete, thoroughly enjoyed life in high school and lived it to the fullest.  One of the most avid and earnest partiers and a great kisser.  He made one feel good just by saying 'hello'.  Give my love to Hondo and Bad Manners.  Missing you all from our cohort. 💙💙💔

10/09/17 06:29 PM #2    

Kathy Barr (Pape)

Tom was the second boy I kissed in the 8th grade. So Ellory...I agree with you!  Tom had the most beautiful smile and he was also always kind and friendly. May God hold his family in His protective arms and may Tom RIP.  

10/09/17 06:48 PM #3    

Bruce Brewer

Tom was one of the happiest and nicest guys I knew in high school.  There was literally a spring in his step. 



10/14/17 02:16 PM #4    

Carl Trimble

The visitation was very nice on Friday. Nice to see Tom's family; his sons look a lot like Tom. Also nice to see some of our classmates.

Apparently, Tom had a cancer that metastasized into his bones before he even knew he had it. Tom was a great guy. I can still remember the hours we spent on the basketball court together and the great times we had hanging out. Rest In Peace Tom. Prayers go out to your family.

10/16/17 04:03 AM #5    

Timothy Brennan

Lyno was probably the last of our class I though we'd be writing memorials for.  He always appeared to be smiling for one thing -- no matter when you saw him, or no matter what his mood.  Not an ironic or mocking smile -- but genuine.  Bright.  I see him in his basketball sweats shooting jumb shots.  Or long-striding down the block.  I once pranked him at Al McGuire's basketball camp -- sorry, man, but thank you for forgiving me . . . Have not seen you in years, but so sorry now to hear of your passing on down the line.  Peace, and good memories, 

10/16/17 08:59 AM #6    

Jerold Just

Thanks for the update Carl...

Tom always had a spring in his step and a smile on his face.  I hung with him more in grade school (HF) than in HS, and he was always fun to be around...  RIP!

10/16/17 11:31 AM #7    

Susan Pinkus

What a sweet guy!  I will always remember his wonderful smile and kind heart.  Rest in peace, sweet Tom.

10/16/17 06:26 PM #8    

David Vetta

As I look at the thirty that we know about that have passed away from our class , I am grateful for the time with each of you although it was different and emotional for each of us . It has been awhile , but I remember Lyno as walking with purpose , energy and a sense of humor ...and he had all three . Seems like a nice way to walk through life . Gods speed and prayers to Tom and his family . Dave Vetta

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