GIZMO, Another Rider Lost
Sadly I'm sharing with you another Rider, and very Dear Friend of mine was recently lost to us.
M. J. Lyons, aka GIZMO
Pic Added 14 Dec 09
GIZMO's 99 w/Hack & 2 Recliners
GIZMO's 2000 Chameleon
GIZMO's 2000 Hack 1 Chair
I should have a Pic of his Black 99 w/Hack next week.
He will truly be missed as he was a Sterling ICON to the Motorcycle Community in General, and the Boss Hoss Community as well. GIZMO was always eager to help & share his vast Boss Hoss knowledge with anyone needing it.
Many will remember GIZMO having the 99 Boss Hoss at Daytona & other Rallies with the unique Flat Side Hack. Sometimes he had a Rail on the Hack with his Custom Harley proudly sharing the Ride. Other times, he had 2 Recliners on the Hack with a Cooler for a Front Seat Foot Rest, a Very comfortable Seat I might add. That's the configuration I remember when he participated in a Bike Week Ride through the Space Center with us to Dixie Crossroads in Titusville.
This is from a mutual Friend:
"Sunday, November 22nd, MJ had an accident on his ATV, in Danville, Pa. He was seriously injured and in intensive care for 2 1/2 weeks. He was in a coma, then started to come around. Had some slurring of speech and tried to pull all connections out of himself. They had to put him in an induced coma for prevention. Things were going OK for a few days, but no real change. He did have some bleeding or water on the brain, ( not sure which) which I'm sure caused some swelling. On Tues., Dec., 8th, I got a call from a friend who said things took a turn for the worse. He was brain dead at that time and He passed Dec.9th.
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Obituary as Printed in The Times-Tribune.com
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M.J. Lyons, 68, of Hamlin, died Wednesday evening from injuries resulting from an all-terrain vehicle crash. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen Maxey Lyons.
Born May 18, 1941, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward and Helen McIntyre Lyons. M.J. was a graduate of West Scranton High School, class of 1959. He was honorably discharged from the Navy after serving during the Vietnam War. Before retiring, he had worked for General Dynamics.
He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, hunter and outdoorsman. He was very involved in the community with volunteer and civic activities. Proud of his Irish heritage, he was a member of the Division 6 Father Patrick Healey, Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was also a member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Lake Ariel.
M.J. was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, who will be dearly missed. He was also very fond of his little pet pal, Alvin.
Also surviving are four daughters, Karin Foster and husband, Michael, Ottsville; Susan Cawley and husband, Dave, Scranton; Ellen Lyons, Pittsburgh; and Tierney Lyons, Scranton; and a son, Matthew Lyons, Scranton; a sister, Ann Marie Gall and husband, John, Clarks Summit; and a brother, Edward Lyons and wife, Nancy, Scranton; four grandchildren, Dylan Cawley, Lauren Brasted and William and Gilmore Cawley; several nieces and nephews.
He also was proceeded in death by an infant daughter, Jenet Ann.
The family would like to express its appreciation to the staff of Danville's Geisinger Medical Center, especially to Dr. Francisco Ferraz, the Critical Care Team and to the House of Care for all of their support and compassion.
The funeral will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, West Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Peter O'Rourke, pastor. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Dunmore.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the House of Care, c/o Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy St., Danville, PA 17822.
Visit www.kearney funeralhome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times on December 11, 2009 "