Russell Albert Lyon Jr. died on August 8, 2019 at Crest Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant, NJ. He was 82 years old and had sold his house in Short Hills in 2014 to move to Brick, NJ. He was a member of the Millburn Police Department for approximately 40 years before he retired. After retiring, he worked as a crossing guard at an elementary school in Short Hills. He also was an active member of the Springfield Presbyterian Church for 62 years and was heavily involved in the services and choir.
Russ leaves behind his daughters Suzanne Lyon Wicker and Diane Lyon Bongo and 5 grandchildren Tyler Wicker, Courtney Wicker, Nicholas Wicker, Jessica Wicker and Juliana Wicker.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081. A funeral service will be 12:30 pm at the Springfield Presbyterian Church, 210 Morris Avenue , Springfield, NJ. An interment will follow at the parish cemetery.