George W. Lyne


George Wallace Lyne, 81, of Floyd, New York, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

He was born on October 31, 1936 in Sedalia, Missouri, the son of the late Dorr Alaric and Mary Olive (Eckles) Lyne. George was educated at La Monte R-IV School in La Monte, MO and graduated from College High School in Warrensburg, MO in May 1955. He then attended Central Missouri State College, where, in 1959, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. He later earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University in May 1976. 

In 1961, George moved from La Monte, MO to Floyd, NY. He was united in marriage to Isabelle Joyce Reid on April 26, 1969, at Waterbury Presbyterian Church in Oriskany, NY. They shared a blessed union of 45 years filled with much love and mutual devotion. George was employed with Rome Air Development Center (now Rome Laboratory) as an Electrical Engineer from 1961, until his retirement 32 years later on July 30, 1993.

George was a loving husband, father and grandfather. The son of a farm implement dealer and a registered nurse, his rough-and-tumble childhood, can-do attitude and perseverance enabled him to overcome many challenges. This determination followed him throughout his life. 

Surviving are his children and their companions, Scott Lyne and Mel Castro of New York, NY, Alaric Lyne and Julie Lynch of Floyd, NY and Kimberly Lyne and Coty Comfort of La Monte, MO; his adored grandchildren, Tanner Martin, Peyton Martin, Wyatt Comfort, Alaric Lyne and Aiden Lyne; his sister Sara Katherine (Lyne) Goldman of Florence, Alabama; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Isabelle and by his brother Lyman Burdette Lyne of La Monte, MO.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of life will be held, Saturday, June 16, at 5 p.m. at Dimbleby Funeral Homes, Inc., 40 Main St., Whitesboro. Interment will be held at La Monte Cemetery in La Monte, MO at a later date. There will be no calling hours and the family will greet visitors at the conclusion of the memorial service.

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