SALIDA, Calif. – John M. Lyons, 71, beloved father of Duncan Lyons and grandfather of Robert and Kayleen Lyons, passed into eternal rest Sept. 3, 2006, in Modesto, Calif. John was born Jan. 14, 1935, in East Millinocket, to his parents, Marie and Allen Lyons. After military service, John moved to Los Angeles, where he began his career as a commercial banker, from which he retired in 1999. John is survived by his sister, Mary Lyons; brother, Allen Lyons and his wife, Carol, all of Connecticut; his aunt, Kathleen Crawford of East Millinocket; and several nephews, nieces and cousins. A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, East Millinocket with Fr. Richard Malo officiating. Interment will be held after the service at the East Millinocket Cemetery.