Frederick Michael Lyon, longtime resident of Clinton Township, died peacefully March 9, 2021 surrounded by the love of his family. He was 69 years of age.
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Frederick was born in Dearborn, Michigan on May 10, 1951, son of the late Elwood and Doris (Richmond) Lyon. He was united in marriage to his beloved wife, Elaine Marie Berra, on January 24, 1975 at St. Isaac Jogues of St. Clair Shores. The couple resided in Fraser until making their home in Clinton Township in 1985.
Fred had many interests, hobbies and joys in his life. Known by his many friends as a “Car Guy”, Fred was a longtime member of the Bearing Burners Auto Club, where he proudly displayed the 1967 Dodge Coronet that he built, restored and raced. He was a die-hard Mopar and Hemi enthusiast and shared his love and knowledge of cars with many. He spent many years as an official car judge at the annual Autorama Hot Rod Show in Detroit. In addition to cars, Fred enjoyed sports and the outdoors. He was an avid Michigan State Spartan fan and looked forward to watching Detroit Lions games on Sundays with friends and family. Having grown up on the water in Harrison Township, he had a life-long connection to being on the water. He loved the many dogs he had over the years and spending time outdoors with his pets.
As an active member of the Central Macomb Optimist Club, Fred volunteered frequently to make a difference in the lives of others. Fred’s greatest joy of all, was the time he spent with his Family, including travel with wife Elaine, attending his grandkids’ sporting and school events and opening the pool each summer for barbeques, swimming and fond memories with his wife, children and grandchildren. Fred was a double lung transplant recipient in 2018. He cherished and appreciated this gift of life. In lieu of flowers, the family is honoring Fred with donations to Gift of Life Foundation https://giftoflifefoundationmi.org/contribute-now/
Frederick is the loving husband of Elaine; dearest father of Barbie (Tom) Neuhart, Melanie (George) Rassey and Wesley (Cindy) Lyon; cherished grandfather of Liam, Jack, Norah, Austin, Grace, Georgie, Noelle and Vivian; and dear brother of Doug (Barb) Lyon and Debbie (Ron) Selkey.
Visitation will be held at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser, Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 12Noon until the time of funeral service at 4pm. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com