SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — Chaplain Don Lyons, 63, passed away Saturday at his home with his wife and son by his side.

Born Aug. 3, 1955, he was the son of Thomas and Dorothy Lyons.

Don graduated summa cum laude from Liberty University with a B.S. in Religion, an M.A. in Marketplace Chaplaincy, a Masters in Divinity, and a Masters in Theology Capstone.

He was an exalted ruler of the Greenwood Elks Lodge 954. He was also a member of the Lions Club in Greenwood. Don was an EMT for the Auburn Fire and Rescue Company and a board member of the Municipal Water Authority for Auburn. Don also served as chaplain at many organizations including volunteer chaplain for Auburn VFW Post 3975 and chaplain at Locust Lake State Park, Faith UCC Church, White Church UCC, and St. Peter’s UCC Church, Barnesville. He was also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Don finished well and will be lovingly remembered by all those whose lives he touched and ministered to. He will be especially missed by his loving wife, Michelle; their son, Jason Lyons; his daughter-in-law, Mandy Lyons; and granddaughters Jerikah M. Lyons and Veronica L. Lyons.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Grabowski Funeral Home is entrusted with the services. The family asks the donations in Don’s memory be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Memories and condolences can be shared at

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