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Horace D., Sr., 101 years old, of Englewood passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Horace D. Tyrus, Sr. was born on June 24, 1911 to George and Lula Tyrus in Tifton, GA. Horace moved at a young age with his brother Forrester to Nyack, NY and attended public schools in Nyack NY.
In 1934 he met and married Minnie Marcella Baken of Englewood, NJ and they would start a family.
In 1944 Horace joined the US Navy and was honorably discharged. He would then move on to work for the Buckeye Pipline. Once leaving the Buckeye Pipline, he would retire from Larzard Feres after 54 years of dedication as a Supervisor.
Horace leaves behind a sister Frances Lawson, and grandchildren David Tyrus, Nina Tyrus and Marcella Drakeford and many great grandchildren, friends and family.
Funeral Services will be held at Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church, 129 William St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Saturday. June 25, 2013 at 11 AM. Visitation will be held at 10 AM. Arrangements entrusted to Aree Booker of Eternity Funeral Services, Englewood, NJ. www.eternityfuneralservice.com
Published in The Record/Herald News on May 19, 2013