Cottage doc retires after 45 years

WOODSVILLE—When Dr. Gerald Lyons Jr. stepped out into the gray morning of April 25 after signing off on his last scheduled shift at Cottage Hospital, he took with him 45 years of experience.
Wearing a surgical mask and carrying three bags, there was no fanfare as he walked away in the dim daylight. In the parking lot he was met by a handful of people and a few words were exchanged before he climbed into his black Ford pickup truck.
That has not stopped people from recognizing his efforts after a lengthy stint of practicing medicine in the area.