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Obituary of Kathryn M. Lyon


Kathryn M. Lyon, 76, of Cortland, went home to be with the Lord March 10, 2024 in Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY after suffering a catastrophic stroke.


Born May 17, 1947 in Auburn, Kathryn was a daughter of Michael and Pauline (Whiffen) Chayka. Kathryn was a Godly woman who loved her family dearly. Her husband, children, and grandchildren were always put first in her life. She loved being a homemaker and was a thoughtful and caring lady to all who knew her. She was also a member of Berean Bible Church. She is survived by her husband; Gary; a son; Curt Lyon of Cortland and a daughter; Amy (Scott) Hitchcock also of Cortland. Two brothers; Timothy Chayka of California and Leonard Chayka of Indiana‚Ķ a sister; Valleri (Ken) Mack of N. Carolina and six beloved grandchildren; Alyssa “P” Corp, Abigail Kathryn, Anna Grace, Lydia Rose, Michaiah Hope, and Nolan Gary Hitchcock., and three great grandsons; Michael, Leo George, and Joseph Corp.

Kathy’s celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Dresserville Bible Baptist Church, Moravia, NY. The burial in Cortland Rural Cemetery will be held in the spring. Friends may call on Friday from 5-7 pm in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N. Main St. Cortland, NY. Condolences may also be sent by visiting www.riccardifuneralhome.com

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