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GEORGE E. TYLER - BRISTOL - George E. Tyler, 87, of Bristol, died on July 7, 2012, at his niece's home in Lincoln surrounded by his family. Born at home on April 19, 1925, he was the fifth child and fourth son of John I. and Mary J. (Meehan) Tyler. He was educated in the Bristol public schools, graduating from Bristol High School in 1943. He furthered his education at St. Michael's College in Colchester, receiving a bachelor's degree, and at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, receiving a master's degree in mathematics. He was a mathematics teacher for 34 years, retiring in 1981. He taught at Enosburg High School for five years, Poultney High School for eight years, and at Middlebury Union High School for 21 years as chairman of the mathematics department. A Catholic, he served his Church as both a Lector and Lay Minister of the Eucharist at The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Middlebury and at St. Ambrose in Bristol, until failing physical health forced him to become inactive. He was a member of the National Education Association (NEA) and the Bristol Historical Society. In 1993, the Knights of Columbus named him an Honorary Life Member for his 35 years of membership. He served the Bristol K of C, Bishop Robert Joyce Council #10535, as Financial Secretary for 10 years. He was a member of the Vermont Retired Teachers' Association and was an Admission's Volunteer at Porter Medical Center Hospital for over 16 years. In addition to his parents, and an infant sister, Mary Ellen who died in 1920, he was predeceased by his four brothers and sisters-in-law, Patrick and Gertrude, Charles, John and Harriet, and R. Leo; and his brother in religion, Bro. Anthony Krutch, SSE. He is survived by his two nieces and their families, Ellen (Anthony) Bushy of Vergennes, and Anne (Harold) Masterson of Lincoln. A special thanks to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, Bristol Rescue Members and friends and neighbors. Per George's wish, there will be no visiting hours. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Ambrose Church in Bristol on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at 10 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol, following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to either Addison County Home Health, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT, 05753, Bristol Rescue Squad, PO Box 227, Bristol, VT, 05443, or St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St., Bristol, VT 05443.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 9, 2012
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