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Obituary for Thomas "Tommy" Lyons

Tommy Lyons, of Carmel, spent his last days in hospice care surrounded by family and friends before he succumbed to 9/11 related cancer. His long courageous three year battle ended as he passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on December 31, 2018. He was born on July 16, 1967 to Pat and Rose Lyons in New York. Tommy was the beloved husband of Jeannie and devoted father of Matt and Jimmy. Tommy is survived by his brother, Kevin (Kathi), brother-in-law John (Connie), sisters-in-law Margaret (Rich), and Kathy (Chuck). He was an amazing uncle to Kristin, James, Meaghan, Callan, Katie, Alexander, Kyle, Conor, Kelley, and Benjamin. Tommy dedicated his life to service. He was a member of the NYPD as a Narcotics Detective. He spent many years dedicated to Carmel youth sports as a coach and mentor. Tommy was an avid reader, sports fan and was extremely knowledgeable of all genres of music and movies. Anytime we were faced with a random or mystifying question regarding these topics, there was a good chance Tommy would know the answer. Tommy was truly loved by all who knew him. He lit up a room when he walked in and would make anyone feel welcome. He had many different groups of friends including the “Giants Crew”, “’IBOL’ of the 52”, “the Brooklyn guys”, and “Bronx Narcotics” all of whom he cherished as brothers. Tommy will be sorely missed.
Jeannie and her boys would like to extend a special thank you to all of the medical professionals that helped Tommy through this long three year journey. They treated him with dignity and respect. A special thanks should go out to Dr. Manji, Dr. Stoopler, Dr. Koucher, Dr. Kluger, and countless dedicated and amazing nurses. A very heartfelt thank you goes to the wonderful and compassionate doctors and nursing staff on 6 Hudson North of NYP Columbia who made his last days peaceful.
Special remembrances in Tommy’s memory can be made to “Project Purple” and/or “The Lustgarten Foundation” for continued research in pancreatic cancer.

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