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Remembering Harvey T. Lyon

August 01, 2018 1:40 PM | Judy Pfeiffer (Administrator)

Harvey T. Lyon was born on August 20, 1927 to Bertha and Irving (Jack) Lyon. He attended Exeter Prep School and received his Ph.D. in Classics from Harvard. He served in the Merchant Marines in World War II. He began his career as an academic and found his way into many businesses; taking two public. He was a passionate cyclist, for his 60th birthday he rode his bike from San Diego to Florida and rode many times through Europe with his nephew Mike. He did his last triathlon at 85. He loved music – especially jazz, particularly Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. He was a voracious reader of literature, poetry and nonfiction, and published one book: Keats’ Well-Read Urn. Harvey was generous with his time to many not for profit organizations including Gamaliel, having received their 2017 Champion of Justice award. He also served as his class secretary for Exeter for HLARyVEoYn T. decades. He is survived by his wife Lynn Lyon, his four children Andrea Lyon (Arnold Glass), Rachel Lyon (Chris Brown), Erica Lyon (Mark Franklin) and Jonathan Lyon (Irma Martinez-Lyon) and five grandchildren, Samantha and William Glass, Jeremy Freedberg, Brianna Franklin, and Caroline Altez, and one great grandson, Phillip Glass as well as his stepchildren Tom Morrow and Alyssa Anaya and step granddaughter Ajaya Anaya. He is also survived by his beloved brother Elliot Lyon, his wife Miriam and their children Mike Lyon and Julie Cheifetz. His intellect, humor and insights will be missed. Charitable contributions in lieu of flowers should be made to MBBI would like to recognize Harvey for his many years as an active member, and offer sincere condolences to Harvey’s loved ones.

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