Lyman Aldrich, Sr.

A memorial service for Lyman Cady Aldrich, Sr., 93, Lawrence, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Mr. Aldrich died Friday, September 24, 2010 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar. He had been a Lawrence resident since 2002, moving from Michigan.

Lyman was born July 9, 1917, in Olivet, Michigan, the son of John A. and Belle Cady
Aldrich.  He grew up in Topeka, Kansas and Atlanta, Georgia

He received a BA degree in Science (Chemistry) from Oglethorpe University in
Atlanta, GA in 1938.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945. He was a Staff Sergeant in division
Headquarters with the 5th Infantry Division, 3rd Army in Europe.

Lyman has worked as a research chemist or technical supervisor at various pulp and
paper mills in Maryland, Virginia, New York, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Jersey and
Parana, Brazil.  He was a research associate in pulp and paper technology and environmental
engineering at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.  He retired in 1983.

He was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. He has been a member of  the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry(TAPPI), International Committee for Cellulose Analysis, Paper Industry Management Association and the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council.

Lyman married Dorothy Voris, on May 14, 1950 in Hagerstown, MD.  She preceded him
In death on January 17, 2008.

He is survived by a daughter, Jane Aldrich, Lawrence and a son Lyman (Skip) C.
Aldrich, Jr., and  wife  Roberta, West Chester, PA, and three grandchildren: Christopher,
Stephanie and Jeffrey Aldrich.

The family will greet friends after the service at the church.  Memorials in his name may be made to: the Lawrence Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

8 Condolences

  1. Kelda, Mike, Elizabeth, and Michael Zabel on September 30, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We were very saddened to hear of Lyman’s passing. He was wonderful to our grandma Judy and was very special to her. They had some fun times together. She will miss him greatly as we will also. We are planning on being at the service.

  2. Laura Canelos on October 6, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Lyman helped us as a volunteer in the ESL Program at Plymouth Church. His help was unvaluable and we greatly appreciated it. I am going to miss him, for this session we had agreed I was going to pick him up from Brandon Woods since he didn’t had a driver license anymore; when I received the news I was very sad that I wasn’t going to see him every week anymore. He was so kind and funny, I am happy I got to meet him. My deepest sympathy for his family from the ESL Program at Plymouth Church.
    Laura Canelos

  3. Melinda and George Cekola on October 7, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We are so sorry to learn of Lyman’s passing away. For almost 20 years, we were “backyard neighbors” with Dorothy and Lyman, sharing many conversations over the fence. The seasons were marked for us, watching Lyman work tirelessly in his yard; growing, trimming, planting, and pruning. Because our kitchen windows faced their home, we watched one SNOWY winter afternoon as Lyman got a ladder out, climbed up on his roof, and began to shovel! We got the phone out, and dialed 9-1…he did not fall off, so we never had to dial that last “1”. Lyman and Dorothy were wonderful neighbors, and we still think of them often. Our sympathy goes out to your family. Melinda Cekola

  4. Dennis & Sue Balicki on October 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Our deepest sympathy.

    Your father is person that we wished we would have met. We can see that he touched many lives.

  5. Michael E. Nelsen on October 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  6. Michele Davis on October 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My deepest sympathy is being sent for you and your family.

  7. Michele A Davis on October 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy go to you and your family…I know all your great memories of your father will bring you peace at difficult times. May God bless you.

  8. John and Zocia on October 12, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. After reading the obituary and Lou’s email I am sorry I did not get to meet him. He sounds like a very interesting man who could help us live life better by his words and his example. You are in our thoughts and prayers. John and Zocia

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