Robin L. Lyke, 92, of Milton, formerly of Ashokan Road, Kingston, died on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at his home.
Born on September 22, 1919, in Cornwall-on-Hudson, Robin was the son of the late Leroy S. and Elsie Dunneman Lyke. He was a 1938 graduate of Kingston High school. Robin was a retired carpenter and cabinetmaker. His commitment to his family was reflected in the endless number of projects he worked on, from building shelves with his grandchildren, to doing the finish work on his granddaughter’s new house, and remodeling his children’s homes. He was always willing to help with any job that needed to be done. “Dad could build or fix anything!”
In later years, he became an avid beekeeper and was well-known as the “Honey Grandpa” during pick your own apple season at Prospect Hill Orchards.
Robin was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps, 10th Air Force, India Air Task Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron (H). He was a proud member of the Kingston Chapter of the China Burma India (CBI) Veterans Association and the Hudson Valley Flyers Inc.
He was predeceased by his wife, Joan Bradley Lyke. He is survived by his two daughters, six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
Burial will be private in the Hurley Cemetery, with arrangement by DiDonato Funeral Service, Marlboro.
Obituary was published in The Freeman on 14 Sep 2012.
M Joan Bradley Lyke
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