Tyrrell Sr., James F.
James F. Tyrrell, Sr. fell asleep in death on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY at the age of 82. Son of the late John and Anna Hogencamp Tyrrell, he was born November 4, 1930 in Suffern, NY. He was the widower of Shirley Snedeker Tyrrell.
James was a longtime resident of Orange County, formerly of Suffern, NY and was a retired laborer with Local #754 of New City, NY. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
serving during the Korean War
Survivors include his sons, James and his wife Melody, Kenneth and his wife Patricia, Bryan and his wife Donna, Mark and his wife Valarie, Kevin and his wife Beth, Paul and his daughter Linda Behm and her husband Bob; eight grandchildren, Jordan, Christopher, Adam, Joshua, Jennifer, Randy, Victor and Sara; brothers: Herb, Ray and Bob; sisters, Betty and Jeanne and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Shirley, he was predeceased by his brothers, Stanley, John and Harry.
A family statement reads, "Dad taught us much about life, especially how one could be self-sufficient, resourceful, respectful, kind, long suffering and self-sacrificing. Most of all, his humility and meekness were his attributes that bound these traits together and described the man he was. Living a simple life brought him much satisfaction and contentment. Anyone who knew him, knew he was a man of few words with a life that spoke volumes. Having come from a large family of six brothers and two sisters, Dad enjoyed a close relationship with his siblings and cherished whatever time he had with them. In fact, his love of family carried on in his life when he married his wife of 45 years, Shirley (Snedeker) and raised his own large family. We never had a lot, but we had what we needed. Dad was always willing to help someone in need, whether it was repairing their car, fixing their house, or aiding one financially who was having difficult times. Having retired from the Laborers Union Local #754 after 40 years, Dad had a hand in the construction of many major projects in Rockland and Orange Counties that included the Tappan Zee Bridge, NYS Thruway, Palisades Parkway, various parks and schools and many commercial buildings. He left his mark within the local area, but most of all, he left his mark in the hearts of his family and friends and for that we are eternally grateful. He will always be in our memory, but most important, he is in Jehovah God's memory. We love you Dad."
Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 pm Friday, July 26 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY. Interment of cremains will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the
. Funeral arrangements made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 845-782-8185 or www.ssqfuneralhome.com