Bennett Lyons, of Charlotte, age 101, died on Sunday, December 15, 2019, beloved son of the late, Samuel Lyons and Rebecca Rosenthal Lyons of New York.
Bennett graduated from Saint John’s University, where he studied Business. He then obtained an advanced Accounting degree from CCNY, while he was an auditor for Park and Tilford.
After finishing college, he was married to the love of his life, the late Mildred Dorfman Lyons, for 72 years.
Bennett attained the rank of First Lieutenant in the United States Army Signal Corp during WWII. He served overseas and stateside from 1941 through 1946.
As President of Junior Form Lingerie, he managed three factories and employed over 600 people in Western Pennsylvania during his career. In 1980 he completed his career as a consultant in this industry.
Bennett was a leader in his community as a Board member of the Somerset County Economic Council, President of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and served in various civic and religious organizations.
In 1980 Bennett and Mickey moved to Charlotte, NC and became active members in the Jewish Community. He served on the board of Temple Beth El and The Charlotte Jewish Federation. He also served as a volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital.
Bennett is survived by his son, Jeffrey Lyons and his wife, Frances. He is also survived by four grandchildren; Andrew Lyons and wife Courtney; Allison Neiss and husband Aaron; Nancy Mann and husband James; and Elizabeth Lyons and husband Justin Sanders; and five great-grandchildren, Jack, Will, Sean, Molly and Natalie.
A graveside funeral service for Bennett will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Hebrew Cemetery 1801 Statesville Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28206
Contributions in Bennett’s memory may be made to Jewish Family Services, 5007 Providence Road, Suite 105, Charlotte, NC 28226 or to The Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.