James J. Lyko

December 16, 1991

James J. Lyko, a former assistant Maryland attorney general who specialized in prosecuting environmental crimes, died of cancer Wednesday at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, N.J.

A mass of Christian burial was being offered today at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Mercerville, N.J.

Mr. Lyko was chief of New Jersey's Environmental Prosecutions Bureau since 1987.

"His greatest accomplishment was in working with his colleagues throughout the Northeast to persuade and motivate society to adopt a new standard of behavior respecting the environment," said New Jersey Attorney General Robert J. Del Tufo.

Mr. Lyko lived in Baltimore about 10 years. He was a 1975 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law after

attending Catholic University in Washington as an undergraduate.

The native of Lowell, Mass., attended private high school at the ++ Keith Academy in his hometown.

Mr. Lyko is survived by a daughter, Anna Christina Connors of Atlanta; his parents, Georgine and Alfred Lyko of Manchester, N.H.; a sister, Janet Byron of Hillsborough, N.H.; and a brother, Richard A. Lyko of Flanders, N.J.

The family suggests that donations be made to the Anna Christina Educational Fund in care of Richard Lyko, 18 Edward Drive, Flanders, N.J. 07836.

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