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Obituary for Ralph W. Lyons III

Ralph W. Lyons III, 59, of Salem Street, Port Ewen, NY, died at home on Saturday, January 16th, 2021.

He was born in Kingston, NY, on November 5th, 1961, a son of Ralph and Joan (Avery) Lyons.

Employed as a machine operator for Northeast Solite Corporation in Mount Marion, NY, he enjoyed snowmobiling, especially in the Old Forge, NY, fishing, camping, NASCAR, and was an avid fan of the NY Jets.

Ralph is survived at home by his longtime companion and fiancé of 25 years, Catherine J. Banks, one sister Theresa (Gregory) Jones of Kingston, Catherine's children, George(Tara) Banks of Port Ewen, Tammy (Ronald) Mannello of Accord, and Melissa Banks and Robin Banks, both of Port Ewen. He was "Poppy Ralph" to fifteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren (two "on the way"). One niece, three nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many close friends also survive.

The Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus, is entrusted with the care and cremation arrangements for Ralph.

A memorial service followed by burial in Hurley Cemetery will be announced at a later date.