SARANAC LAKE - Lyall Leon Kingman, formerly of Saranac Lake, died on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 in Deland, Fla.
Born in June 1924 in Saranac Lake to Carrie and Leon Kingman, he spent time while growing up in Owl's Head, Malone and Saranac Lake, and graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1942.
He served in the U.S. armed forces from January 1943 to April 1946, travelling to England, France and Belgium. He received a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University in 1950.
He was a member of Whiteface Mountain Lodge No. 789 Free and Accepted Masons of Saranac Lake for more than 50 years.
Lyall spent the majority of his working life in the aerospace industry working on many aircraft, missile and avionics programs while employed by the Martin Company and Westinghouse Electric Corp. in the Baltimore, Md. area.
During his 30 years at Westinghouse, he received an Engineering Excellence Award for his innovations in coding methods in 1982, and was a nominee for this award again in 1985 and 1987.
After retiring in 1989, Lyall moved to Florida, where he lived in Ormond Beach and Deland. He enjoyed listening to swing music of the Big Band era, was an automobile enthusiast, loved being outdoors, and had fun learning about new electronic devices for his entire life.
He is survived by his three children: Alan of Owings Mills, Md. and his wife Bonnie, Abigail of Goshen, Mass., and Geoffrey of Denver, Colo.; and also by his dear companion, Anne Eggleston, of Deland, Fla.
Burial will be at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Saranac Lake.
Local arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake.