Lyman C. Covert of East Amherst, a veteran of the Vietnam War and a competitive drag racer, died Friday of leukemia in Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He was 62.
Known as "Bus," Mr. Covert was born in Buffalo and was a graduate of Riverside High School. He served with the Army in Vietnam.
Mr. Covert worked 30 years for Praxair Inc., retiring in 2004.
He was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing baseball and softball, as well as bowling, golf and fishing. A fan of Lancaster Speedway, he was a drag racer who competed in New York, Ohio and Tennessee.
Mr. Covert was a member of the Western New York Turbo Buicks car club.
Survivors include his wife, the former Karen Copeland, and a sister, Helen Saunders.
A memorial service will be scheduled.