John Michael Lyons

Jan. 20, 1941 – Dec. 3, 2019

John Michael Lyons, born to Robert and Frances Lyons, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 3 in Montrose. He was surrounded by his sons who were visiting him.  He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October and moved to a hospice facility in November. During his last days, he never lost his sense of humor, wit or love for football.

John was born on Jan. 20, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Los Angeles at a very early age with his parents and five siblings. He attended Loyola High School where he was on the water polo team and graduated from Cal State University Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in police science.

He retired from the Los Angeles Police Dept. after many years of service, owned a security company, a vending machine company, a restaurant, two board and care facilities, a hot dog cart, and a handyman business and worked at the CV Weekly for several years.

He is survived by his three sons, John, Michael and Christopher, and two daughters-in-law, Natalie and Corydon.

He loved to go to Las Vegas, cheered for his Raiders team for over 45 years, loved USC football and was the king at smoking hickory smoked hams.

He will be remembered as an amazing entrepreneur with an infectious smile.