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Michael Frederick Lyons

Michael Frederick Lyons

September 11, 1952 - September 30, 2019     Age: 67

Michael F. Lyons (Mike) of Amelia Island, Florida passed away peacefully on September 30, 2019 at the age of 67.

Mike was a graduate of the University at Albany and Washington University School of Dentistry.   He received his periodontal degree from Eastman School of Dentistry and practiced Periodontics in Albany for over 30 years.

Mike loved golfing with his sons and skiing with friends and family.  He was an avid music lover and passionate about cooking and fine food.  He will be remembered for his quick wit and infectious laugh.

Mike is survived by Marie, his wife of 40 years, his sons Max and Robert and his wife Kelly, his brother Leonard, and his many brothers’ in-law, sisters’ in-law, nieces, and nephews. 

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mayo Clinic Department of Development, Liver Transplant Program, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224 or Community Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

18 Condolences

  • MICHAEL & ANNE SCHNEPPER Posted October 3, 2019 4:33 pm

    Marie, Max, Robert – So incredbly sorry to hear such sad news.

  • Herb and Carol Sutherland Posted October 3, 2019 6:21 pm

    To The family our sincerest condolences. We will miss Mike and think of him when skiing. He will always be in our thoughts and memories.

  • Larry pohl (Tool) Posted October 3, 2019 7:41 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.

  • Steve Atlas Posted October 3, 2019 8:32 pm

    This is overwhelmingly regrettable. We will miss Mike for the rest of our days

  • Dom Mancini Posted October 4, 2019 1:40 am

    Marie and family- I was shocked to hear the sad news about Mike. So very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  • leslie dykeman albany ny Posted October 4, 2019 8:32 am

    I knew Dr Lyons retired because the sign on Western Avenue changed. He looked forward to retirement and I’m sorry that it was too short. Wishing his family my condolences at this time. Too young, just too young.

  • Leslie Cook Westphal Posted October 4, 2019 8:53 am

    This is incredibly sad. I will remember Dr Lyons and be grateful for his care for however many years I am here. I will be thinking of how honest he was in addition to the rest of his great care.

  • Chip & Angela Prestigiacomo Posted October 4, 2019 9:03 am

    Always had a fun time with Mike. Lots of memories from the Curtiss wedding. Always brings a smile to my face when I think of him. Was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. Glad that he had retirement time in FL.

  • Justine Cook Posted October 4, 2019 9:27 am

    My deepest sympathy to Dr. Lyon’s family. Dr. Lyons was our dentist, Rodger Joly, my brother and myself
    for many, many years. He was always so kind to my brother Rodger and i am so thankful we were
    his patients and received such wonderful care. I hope Dr. Lyons will be Rodger’s dentist in heaven.

  • Maureen Shanahan Posted October 4, 2019 11:50 am

    Sincerest condolences to Dr. Lyon’s family. I was a patient of his for many years and am saddened to read of his passing. He was a wonderfully skilled periodontist and will be missed by many. RIP, Dr.Lyons..

  • James J. Hennessey Posted October 4, 2019 2:23 pm

    I was a patient of Mike Lyons and his friend too. He always spoke well about his wife and family. I first met him when he was part of Strongin and Lyons; we were both about 33 years old. I always loved Mike for his personality, wit and intelligence. He was far too young for this but I am sure he is with God.

  • David M Fox Posted October 4, 2019 2:56 pm

    I am very much saddened and feeling loss. Mike was one of the nicest people I’ve known. I know I speak for the entire GDX family when I say we will all miss him

  • Joanne Schlang Posted October 4, 2019 6:28 pm

    So sorry for Dr. Mike’s passing. Despite the fact that I only knew him in his professional capacity, he would always make me laugh and I always appreciated his kind and gentle manner. I’m hoping that there’s a golf course waiting wherever he is. Joanne Schlang

  • Mike and Kathy Lowery Posted October 4, 2019 6:55 pm

    Unbelievable
    Frat brother, fellow Delmartian,
    Periodontal dentist, kids in the same classes
    Truly a good man

  • Mike Pasquali Posted October 5, 2019 7:01 pm

    Marie, Robert and Max. I was shocked and deeply saddened to read of Mike’s passing! I always respected Mike as a colleague and felt very confident referring my patients and friends, knowing they would get kind, competent care. I admired Mike as a father. When the boys were little and playing baseball, he was always quick to ask how my son was playing and equally quick to tell me how you boys were doing. And when you switched to golf, he very proudly had to tell me that you were out driving and scoring better than him. We work hard at what we do; I only hope Mike got a little time to enjoy himself!

  • Bob Brand Posted October 6, 2019 10:32 am

    What a shock to learn of Mike’s death. I knew Mike as a friend and colleague and his early passing is so, so sad. I fondly remember enjoying skiing with Mike and some other dentists. And eating too ! He was a gourmet chef. I had my first soft shell crab at Mike and Marie’s home. I think of him every time I make crabs following his method exactly. But mostly I enjoyed just talking with Mike. He will be greatly missed.

  • Larry Kaplan Posted October 14, 2019 12:13 am

    My sympathies to the Family of Dr. Lyons. I was a patient of Dr. Lyons for 30+ Years. Dr. Lyons was ever the professional, exceptional person, a true gentleman.
    He so wanted to retire to Florida, we spoke about Florida and the smile on his face was catching.
    Dr. Lyons treated everyone with the utmost respect, my Mother in her 80’s trusted and respected Dr. Lyons as one of our Family.
    My the Lyons Family heal with time, good memories knowing how the world viewed a true honest gentleman

  • John Laurent Posted December 16, 2019 9:33 am

    Belated condolences to the Lyons family. Mike was a wonderful gentleman and competitor. We were members of a twice victorious Albany Country Club team to advance to the now defunct “Oldsmobile Scramble” regional finals. Will never forget him holing a 30 foot putt on 18 to allow us to advance.
    More recently I ran in to Mike at Gore Mt. and nearly killed myself chasing him down the black diamond trails at Gore.
    Farewell to a Gentleman.

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