Lyle Masterson Koons, Sr., 90, formerly of Elizabethtown, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at his home in Millsboro, Delaware.
He was born January 13, 1928, in Reinerton, PA, to the late Charles E. and Ella (Masterson) Koons.
He is survived by his wife LaMay Machamer Koons whom he was married on September 7, 1948.
Also surviving are children Lyle Koons Jr. and wife Michelle; Lynn Reinhold and husband Samuel; Lonny Koons and wife Kathy; Charles Koons and wife Dory; Lance Koons; Lorne Koons and wife Michelle, as well as grandchildren: Jeanette Woodley, Ashley Snyder, Samuel Reinhold III, Michelle Mutchler, Glenn Koons, Kaleb Koons, Kyler Koons, Autumn Koons and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Dorry Koons, grandson Mark Koons, sisters Jane and Sonya and brother Gerald.
He worked at Bethlehem Steel for 33 years before retiring in 1982. He was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Navy volunteering and serving 2 tours on the Navy Destroyer Isbell in the Pacific Theater with duties from Philadelphia, San Diego to the Sea of Japan.
Lyle was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing soccer, chess and penny poker with his children, grandchildren, relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 398 North Locust Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 with Reverend Paul R. Miller officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of the service on Thursday. Private burial will be in Mount Tunnel Cemetery, Elizabethtown, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Boyer Funeral Home, Inc., 144 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, 717-367-1380. Condolences and memories may be shared at: www.boyer-elizabethtown.com