Cecelia S. Lyden, succumbed to Pulmonary Fibrosis on December 20, 2019, at her home. Born February 12, 1941 in Tarrytown, New York, she is the daughter of the late Peter and Mildred (Mascola) Barbella.
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She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard A. Lyden; her daughter, Cheryl Anne Cochran; her son, Christopher Paul Lyden; three grandchildren, Caroline Cochran, Ryan Cochran, and Ricky Vega; her brother Peter F. and wife GayAnn Barbella, a brother in-law John K. Lyden, and multiple nieces and nephews.
Her beloved son, Kenneth Peter Lyden preceded her in death in 2012.
Cecelia was a graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. She was a fifth-grade teacher and later attended Millersburg University to obtain her art certification. She became an elementary art instructor for the West Shore School District and for the last five years of her tenure she was the head of their art department. Cecelia loved teaching art and working with other teachers.
In her retirement, Cecelia was a local artist and a member of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Aire Painters. She enjoyed her time painting with other artists. She valued the many years of laughter and sharing life with her oldest friends. Most of all, she loved her family; her husband, children, grandchildren and parents. She is so sad to leave them and this earth. She prays God will forgive her sins and faults and will receive her upon her death.
A visitation will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Myers-Harner Funeral Home, 1903 Market Street, Camp Hill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 3435 E. Trindle Rd., Camp Hill with Rev. Neil S. Sullivan as Celebrant. Burial will be held following the Mass at Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.
ALL FLOWERS SHOULD BE DELIVERED TO THE FUNERAL HOME FRIDAY DECEMBER 27TH BY 2:00 P.M.