Portville- Arthur L. Lyman, a longtime Portville resident, passed away Thursday (March 16, 2023) at the Olean General Hospital.
Born April 4, 1933, in Olean, he was the son of Marlin and Sarah Snyder Lyman. On May 19, 1956, at the First Baptist Church in Olean, he married the former Beverly J. Dutton, who predeceased him on April 8, 2019.
Art served in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957. He went to work for Lockwood Cleaners and then for Kaye’s Auto Sales. He later worked for Gramco Automotive which eventually became Lyman Truck repair.
Active in his community, Art previously served as the Portville Fire Chief, Westons Mills Commissioner and Fire Chief, and as a New York State Fire Worden. He also served on the Cattaraugus County Fire Advisory Board and worked as a Constable for the town of Portville and for the Portville Police Department.
Art was a longtime member of the Portville American Legion, post 814, and attended the Obi Community Church. In his younger years, he drove the ambulance for Guenther Funeral Home.
He is survived by; three sons, John Lyman of Shinglehouse, PA, Mark (Bonnie) Lyman of Cuba, and Donald (Penny) Lyman of Olean; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Beles and Mary Grimsey; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by; three sisters, Pauline, Mildred, and Ethel.
Graveside services for Art will be held on Monday (March 20, 2023) at 11 am at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Route 16, Olean with full military honors accorded by the Allegany American Legion. Rev. David Cook, pastor of the Obi Community Church will officiate.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean. Online condolences can be expressed at www.guentherfh.com.