D. TYLER JR.
Monday, December 31, 2007
D. TYLER JR., 90, of Lancaster, Mass., formerly of
the RED BANK area, a professional engineer and World War
II veteran, died Monday, Dec. 31, at the Jewish
Healthcare Center in Worcester, Mass. Francis was born
in Bellevue, Pa., to the late Dr. Francis D. Tyler and
Marie Trimble Tyler.
raised in Jamestown, N.Y., and Jesuit-educated. Mr.
Tyler graduated from Campion in Praire du Chein, Wis.,
and Marquette University. He served in the U.S. Navy as
a PBM pilot during World War II, after which he returned
to graduate school at Carolina State University, earning
a degree in civil engineering.
from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in
1984. He was a member of the National, New Jersey and
Monmouth Societies of Professional Engineers. Francis
believed in public service and served each community in
which he lived. Some of his community activities were as
a board member of Monmouth Day Care Center, Brookdale
Community College Foundation, New Jersey Symphony
Orchestra League, member of the English Speaking Union,
member of the Newcomon Society, district governor of
Division Six of Kiwanis International, president of the
Lions Club of Clinton, Mass., board member of Fruitlands
Museums, and adjunct member of the Conservation
Commission of Lancaster, Mass. Francis was an avid
gardener, photographer, stamp and coin collector, and a
world traveler. His outgoing interest in other people
will be missed by many.
predeceased by his wife Johanna Beker Tyler. He is
survived by his wife Ara Nugent Tyler of Lancaster,
Mass.; three daughters, Joan Stewart Wood and her
husband Gorton of Little Silver, Paula Paiewonsky of Los
Angeles, and Martha Tyler Hoagland and her husband Jim
of Kenmore, Wash.; and their mother, Barbara Wright
Tyler of Stamford, Conn. He leaves a brother, Samuel
Tyler and his wife Janice; and a sister, Marianne
Panebianco, all of Jamestown, N.Y.; two step-daughters,
Pamela Czekanski and her husband Robert of Bolton,
Mass., and Elizabeth Plattenburg and her husband George
of Atlanta; several nieces; nephews; grandchildren; and
Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate
Conception Church, Main Street, Lancaster, Mass. A
celebration of life reception is to follow services
immediately at the First Church of Christ Unitarian
Fellowship Hall, 725 Main St., Lancaster. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of Philbin-Comeau
Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, Mass.
Contributions may be made in Francis's memory to either
the Xavier Jesuit Community, P.O. Box 7300 Kanpala,
Uganda, or to the First Church of Christ Unitarian, c/o
Heritage Fund, P.O. Box 66 Lancaster, MA 01523.
condolences may be placed at
Published in the Asbury Park Press on 1/2/2008
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