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Paul Andrew Lyle was born on January 4, 1925 in Paden City, West Virginia to Horace Marion and Mary Elizabeth Lyle. He was the youngest of ten siblings.
Paul was baptized at an early age at Vermont Baptist Church in Creighton, Pennsylvania where he was raised and received his elementary and high school education. He served in the Army during World War II. His first job after the war was with Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company.
Paul relocated to New York, where he furthered his education enabling him to secure a managerial position as a mechanical engineer for the Federal Aviation Agency.
Paul married Mildred Delores Nelson. To this union, two children were born, Paula Lyle Guy and Nelson Paul Lyle.
In his spare time, Paul supervised a government funded program, “Stay in School” for teenage boys and coached Pop Warner Football. He enjoyed being a mentor to African American men pursuing careers in the field of engineering and aviation. Paul often shared his wisdom with family and friends. He was witty and had a great sense of humor.
Paul spent most of his life in Malden, Massachusetts, sharing a home and so much more with his wife and children. He was a lifetime member of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, in Boston, Massachusetts, and a lifetime member of the Eureka Lodge No. 8. He was a 33rd Degree Mason.
After the death of his wife, he relocated to Oak Park, Illinois to be closer to his family. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
An avid athlete, Paul was a member of the YMCA and worked out regularly well into his 90’s. He was a devoted father, brother-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and a friend to many. He made his transition on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
Paul leaves to cherish his memory: three sister-in-laws, Dorothy Lyle, Othello Arthur and Mary Lawrence; a beloved friend, Marion Houston; daughter, Paula Lyle Guy; son, Nelson Paul Lyle; granddaughter, Lauren Bryant (Sean); grandson, Tyler Nelson Lyle; two great-granddaughters, Aliyah Michele and Olivia Nicole Bryant; adopted granddaughter, Theresa Grant and a host of nieces, nephews and friends whom he loved dearly.