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Brian Lettiere and Jon Lyons
NCC HPDE lost two of its dear friends and valued instructors recently:
Brian Lettiere and Jon Lyons. You will be missed.
Brian Lettiere, 48, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 2,
2021. A private viewing for the family was held on Sunday, March
7, 2021, in Eldersburg, MD. Brian was a devoted husband to his
wife, Tracy, who shared his passion for the outdoors and zest for
adventure. To his two sons, Caleb and Jacob, he was a loving and
patient mentor. He taught by example the art of being a true gentleman,
instilling in them the importance of honor, respect, and loyalty. Brian
was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He earned a degree in
mechanical engineering at Case Western University in Ohio. Brian
was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, where he connected
with a group of men whose friendship he treasured throughout his
life. Brian lived his life like the adventure it was. He enjoyed spending
time with his family and friends, finding new places to explore,
challenges to conquer and car projects to keep his hands busy.
He was a passionate high-performance driving enthusiast and
instructor and he was happiest sharing his passions with his wife
and sons. Brian is survived by his wife, Tracy; and two sons, Caleb
and Jacob; his parents, Angelo and Norma Jean Lettiere; his brothers,
Angelo and Vince; along with seven nieces and three nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to a
scholarship fund in his memory with Operation Second Chance, a
charity he actively supported.
Jon Charles Lyons, 78, of Lancaster died unexpectedly on
October 12, 2021 at home. His death was a shock to all given his
active, vibrant, and full life. He will be sorely missed by so many.
Jon had never retired and at the time of his death was working full
time as an Administrative Law Judge in Philadelphia, a position he
held for the past 10 years.
Jon practiced law in Lancaster from the late 1970s until his
appointment as an Administrative Law Judge. He came to Lancaster
from Williamsport, PA where he had been Director of Legal
Services, which provided representation for the poor. Believing
strongly in justice for all regardless of the ability to pay for legal
counsel, Jon embraced this work with dedication. Shortly after
arriving in Lancaster, Jon got involved in local politics, displaying a
passion for good government that was responsive to the public.
He enthusiastically campaigned for Lancaster City Council, and
along with Janice Stork and Ron Ford, delivered a Democratic
sweep in the fall of 1982. He later ran unsuccessfully for mayor and
for representative of the 96th Legislative District, but never lost his
keen interest in politics.
Jon relished sporting activities and especially embraced challenges.
While he played a lot of golf and handball in earlier
decades, he took up more demanding activities later in his life. Jon
was an avid athlete beyond his years. He was an active, nationally
recognized Level 3 ski instructor. This is the highest level of accreditation
offered by the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Being in
his 70s when he attained the Level 3, Jon was the oldest person
to ever achieve this level of certification. For the last ten years,
during ski season, Jon went every weekend to Elk Mountain where he
taught skiing. He also was a ski instructor at Vail and Winter Park. Jon
sought out skiing adventures that would challenge and thrill, leading
him to Chamonix in France and helicopter skiing in Canada.
About ten years ago, Jon took up race car driving. He was a
certified high-performance driving instructor with the National
Capital Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America. Just in the past
year, he had driven at the Virginia International Raceway, Watkins
Glen, and Summit Point. In August he attended the Lotus Driving
School in England.
Jon was an enthusiastic road cyclist for more than 20 years and
was still riding with the Lancaster Bike Club and other local groups
throughout Lancaster County. He cycled 8,000-10,000 miles per
year, participating in a number of charity rides. Among others, he
rode the Gran Fondo in New York and in Philadelphia, the Covered
Bridge, and the Civil War Century, which was one of his favorites
because it had so many hills. For the last three years, Jon rode
every weekend with a small group. They would cycle 100 miles on
Saturdays and 50 miles on Sundays.
A Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at
the American Bar & Grill, in Lancaster PA. Memorial contributions
in memory of Jon can be made to Advoz Mediation and Restorative
Practices, 8 N. Queen St. #210, Lancaster, PA 17603 or to
Immigration Legal Services Program Lancaster Office, CWS, 308 E.
King St., Lancaster, PA 17602.
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