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Obituary for Mark Jeffrey Lykens

Mark Jeffrey Lykens, 64, passed away on Tuesday March 22, 2022 at his home in Essex. He was born on July 18, 1957 in St. Albans Vermont son of the late Ralph and Sally (Hatfield) Lykens.

Mark joined the United States Army in 1976 and proudly served his country for 13 years. During his time in the service, he did tours in Fort Carson, Fort Drum, Germany, Greece, Turkey, and Honduras among various other places.
During his tour in Germany Mark took a passionate interest in law enforcement. After being honorably discharged from the army Mark went on to work in several positions in law enforcement till, he landed his dream position at the University of Vermont Medical Center in security where he worked his way up to supervisor. During his career at the hospital Mark loved to meet people and became well known throughout the community. He enjoyed learning history and especially loved historical military movies. Mark always looked forward to annual visits with his children and grandchildren. He never missed a chance to have fun and go to the casinos and take his chance at scratch offs. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
Mark is survived by his wife Carolyn (Buckley) Lykens, daughter Jessica Lykens and son Mark Jeffrey Lykens II all of Mississippi; 3 bothers Eric Lykens of Essex, Scott Lykens and wife Patty of Swanton; Michael Lykens and wife Kendall of New York; his sister Linda Lawrence and husband Pete of South Hero, 3 grandchildren Merritt Lykens, Devin Lykens, Macy Lykens, 2 aunts, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mark was also predeceased by his brother Paul Lykens.

Visiting hours will held Monday March 28, 2022 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the A W Rich Funeral Home – Essex Chapel. A graveside service will be held ion May 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph. Memorial contributions in Mark’s memory may be made to organizations for helping homeless veterans or wounded disabled veterans. The family invites you to share your memoires and condolences by visiting