Loretta Lyons

James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | October 14, 2022

Loretta Lyons, 86, of Hempfield Township, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. She was born May 25, 1936 in East Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Wirbilia) Thomas. Prior to her retirement, Loretta was a clerical secretary for Westinghouse. She enjoyed playing Bingo, going out to lunch and dinner with her family and friends, socializing with her bowling friends, spending time with her extended family and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Lyons; brothers, Stanley, Richard and Henry Thomas; sisters, Marie Beres, Genevieve Beck, Stella Suznick and Constance Frowen. She is survived by several nieces and nephews who will remember the good conversations, her quick wit and humor. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Entombment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Originally published October 14, 2022.

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