Obituary: Dr. Richard G. Lyon, 76

Dr. Richard G. Lyon, age 76, of Wilton, died Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Masonicare Health Care Center in Newtown.

Born in New York City, the son of the late Jack and Dorothy (MacEaney) Lyon, he was the loving husband of Gail (Flanagan) Lyon for 51 years.  Lyon received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  He received his postgraduate oral surgery training at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry and did his internship and residency at King's County Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Lyon served two years on active duty as an oral surgeon with the Air Force.  After his military service he entered private practice in 1971, with Dr. William Stephanak and later with Dr. Alan Rissolo as Oral Surgeons Associates of Norwalk. He retired in 2005 after 34 years.

In addition to his wife Gail, he is survived by their children, Sean Lyon and his wife Cindy of Weston and Dr. Tracey Lyon Cacciatore and her husband Vince of Sudbury, Mass., four grandchildren, Scott and Sydney Lyon and Lauren and Maddie Cacciatore, his brother Jack and wife Karen of Ohio, and sister Susan Geliebter and husband Mel of California.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass and celebration of Richard’s life, which will take place at 10  on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Wilton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bluefield Project to Cure Frontotemporal Dementia, 637 Carolina St., San Francisco, CA 94107.

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