Eric Lyons

Eric Ward Lyons

Sunday, March 24th, 1957 - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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Eric Lyons, 62, passed away on Tuesday September 3, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, two sons, Michael (Genevieve) and Kevin (Heather), granddaughter Cora, and his brother, Mark (Cindy). Eric is also survived by many beloved sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Eric proudly graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA). He had a passion for helping others and for the arts. Eric expressed these passions through his work as a professional landscape architect designing public spaces including parks, streetscapes, riverfronts and playgrounds. Outside of work, he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, the Grand Rapids Kids Food Basket, and offered arts and crafts activities for children in the migrant farmworking community. He also spent many hours at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) creating positive and uplifting sculptures from ceramics and welded metal.

A funeral mass is planned for Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, MI (1449 Wilcox Park Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506). The family will receive visitors before mass, beginning at 8:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Grand Rapids Area Kids Food Basket (, Habitat for Humanity (, or the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts School in memory of Eric Lyons (
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    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 8:45am - 11:00am
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 8:45am - 11:00am
    St. Thomas the Apostle Church
    1449 Wilcox Park Dr. SE
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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Mark and Cindy

Posted at 08:36pm
Beloved Brother you will be deeply missed
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Posted at 07:44pm
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Angela Hincks

Posted at 01:55pm
I'm so very sorry to hear of Uncle Eric's passing. My thoughts are with Margaret, Michael, Kevin and family. My dad, Jim, (Uncle Eric's brother) was always so proud of him, all his talent and everything he accomplished. Uncle Eric was the "fun" uncle especially since my siblings and I grew up with him and Uncle Mark. He was never afraid to be on the floor playing with us or helping us learn to ride bikes. When my dad passed away, Uncle Eric made all of us kids this wonderful memory book and he talked so much about the bond he shared with my dad. It's something I will treasure forever. He will always be one of my most favorite people. I will never forget his giant smile, and his love for us no matter how much time had passed since we saw him.
He is in great company now with Grandma, my Dad and, my sister, Paula. All my love, Angie

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