Craig Robert Lyon, 29, of Norfolk, VA and formerly of Dolgeville and Little Falls, New York area, passed away peacefully at on January 4, 2023, at VCU Pallative Unit in Richmond, VA after a courageous fight with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing.
Craig was born March 15, 1993 in Little Falls, New York and was the son of son of Marybeth Guilboard and Aretas Lyon. He attended Little Falls High School and graduated with the Class of 2011. Craig went on to pursue a degree in music at HCCC.
He followed his dreams and moved to Virginia to continue with his music career. He eventually went on to start his own business called LMG Marketing Group and operated it together with his husband, Jason. Craig was also the Director for Talent Inc. for many years in which he brought incredible talent from Virginia and the north east areas.
On October 20, 2017 he was united in marriage to Jason Cooper in Williamsburg Virginia. They shared a union of five years married and together for nearly 10 years.
In addition to his love of music, Craig truly enjoyed traveling and in particular going on cruises with his family. One of his most favorite places was Puerto Rico.
A loving husband, son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Craig will be forever loved and deeply missed.
Craig is survived by his husband Jason Lyon of Norfolk, VA; his loving parents Marybeth and Montgomery Lyon of Dolgeville, NY and Aretas and Barb Lyon of Little Falls, NY; his siblings who were very special to him, Jennifer Giaquinto (Tony) of Little Falls, NY, Stephanie Fazzino (Frank) of Pembroke, NC, Steve Cadwell Syracuse, NY, Melissa Eagles (Blane) of Stratford NY, Josh Lyon of Stratford, NY, and Alicia Lyon (Luke) of Little Falls, NY; a niece, Jaden Baryhydt and nephew, Luke Baryhdt; step-brothers and step-systers, Donna Lyzenga, Marissa Pavlus , Robert Searles and Michael Searles; aunts, Darcie Lyon Blewer (Denise) of SC, Georgette Dobson of MS; uncle, Ralph Lyon (Shawn) of WI; his very special nieces and nephew whom he loved very much, Ashley Giaquinto of Buffalo, NY, Taylor Giaquinto and Chris Giaquinto of Little Falls, NY; cousins, Kyle Lyon (Christine) of Dolgeville, NY, Dillon Lyon (Leah) of Dolgeville, NY, Alyssa Hight (Joe), VA, Lukas Dobson (Jessie) of Mississippi, Ellayna Lenzen (Austin), Kaelyn Lyon and Courtney Lyon all of WI. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Laurie Blair of VA and brothers-in-laws Brian and Chris of VA; and many cousins and extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert (Poppie) Guilboard and Angie (Ma) Lepone, his paternal grandparents, Merwin and Shirley Lyon, his step-brother Jarrod Lyon, step-sister, Natalie Searles and his cousin, Carson Dobson.
Honoring Craig’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral services. The family will be holding Celebration of Life on July 16th at Rustic Ties. A time for the celebration will be announced closer to the date. The family is being cared for locally by Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York.
Please consider memorial contributions for a scholarship which is being set up in Craig’s memory for Music, Drama and Photography through Little Falls High School. Until we can get an account set up for the scholarship, all contributions can be sent to Betsy Lyon, P.O. Box 125, Dolgeville, NY or Jennifer Giaquinto, 72 Lewis St., Little Falls, New York.
We would like to extend our most heartfelt appreciation and love to the nurses of the 4th floor Pallative Unit for taking such loving care of our Craig. They did so with so much love and compassion. Thank you Amber, Meagan, Whitney, Birdie and the rest of the staff. You truly made Craig’s passing easier.❤️❤️
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