Chamber honoring Lyons icon Peter Stirpe

Newspaper publisher, police officer, county personnel director, Army veteran.

Those are just some of the things Peter Stirpe has done in his impressive life.

Now the lifelong Lyons resident can add Citizen of the Year to his long list of accomplishments.

Stirpe will be honored by the Lyons Chamber of Commerce on Monday, May 7, at Maitre D’ at Trombino’s, 12 Pearl St. A social hour will be held at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Tickets, which are $35 per person, can be purchased by contacting Joan Delaro at the Lyons Main Street office, 70 William St., or at Tom Herendeen at Old Lyons True Value Hardware, 57 William St.

Stirpe, a Korean War veteran who went on to serve as an Army Reserve instructor, worked many years in law enforcement, first in Lyons and later in Palmyra, where he served as a sergeant.

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