John Martin Lydon
AKA Big John and Hippie John
Passed away on December 17, 2020
John was born on December 31st 1946. He was the 3rd child of John and Mary Lydon. He was born and raised in Oakland CA. His young adult years were spent in the Bay area during many historic events. He had a wonderful love of nature. Many of his jobs were outside and in the mountains. Mining, Logging and sheep herding. He will be most remembered for his laughter, acceptance of all, and being a true believer that a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.
He is survived by his older sister Martha Lydon O’Brien “his brother from another mother” Philip Laing Many nieces and nephews Francis Schmidt (Vera) John Michael Patrick Schmidt Mary Clark (Mike) Patty Brown (Eric) Kathleen Land (Bryan) Many great nieces and nephews. He shared a special bond with his great nephew Sammy aka “Shorty”
He is preceded in death by his loving parents and older brother Michael. He also has many furry companions waiting his arrival Tipco, Bobby, and Bandit to name a few.
There is a certain kind of Gratitude.
With mountain people folk.
It’s the way they greet a friend.
They’ve known from long ago.
A certain kind of peacefulness.
A smile without a joke.
A family kind of feeling.
Life with lots of hope.
An easiness in the morning.
While birds wake you in their own way.
A smile that makes you wonder.
Are you in Heaven by mistake?
John Martin Lydon
Kathleen Land, aka Little Girl saysJanuary 6, 2021 at 8:57 pm
Oh, our dearly beloved. I have so many memories flooding thru my mind right now. He was always watching. He didn’t day much, but he saw a lot. I want to say Thank You, Uncle John. Thank you for watching out for a little girl whose dad wasn’t there. Thank you for stepping in, in his absence. Your influence helped firm the person I am today…not by your words but by your actions. I love you, I’ll miss you. We will met again on the “green fields.” Slante . Peace