We are celebrating the life of Tyler Fields Goodin after passing from this life and into eternal life on Thursday, January 10, 2013. Tyler was 33 years of age, having beat cancer twice in his young life.|
Tyler was born on January, 8th 1980, in Aspen, Colorado, but loved Akron, having resided here since age 8. He was a leader in the community, especially in the Highland Square area where he owned his first home. He partook in many different organizations such as the Akron Cooking Coalition, Akron Radio Club, Critical Mass, and was instrumental in starting the Summit Cycling Center bike co-op.
He was a brilliant man with an array of talents. Tyler was known to be able to fix absolutely anything and got his start at the age of 21 at West Hill Hardware. He will be forever grateful to his mentors, Richard Tschantz, and his father, Rob Goodin. From there he evolved into a self-employed contractor and loved working on older homes in West Akron. Tyler's greatest passion was working with antique Vitrolite tile and was one of the very few people who specialized in this lost trade. Tyler was regarded as unique, hard working, insightful, and generous. He was loved by the community, and especially by his family and friends. His time off was spent touring the city and parks abroad on his many bicycles. If he was not riding he was fixing and customizing bikes for everyone to possibly convert them to his loved sport. His most faithful companion is Fritz, his dog. Tyler took Fritz with him everywhere he went.
He graduated from Old Trail Country Day School, then St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. He had a constant search and love for knowledge and never stopped learning.
Preceded in death were Tyler's grandparents, Daniel and Patricia Brennan from Akron, Ohio and Hamel and Laura Goodin from Cape Coral, Fla., and his uncle, Ernie Bender from Vail, Colorado.
Tyler is survived by his mother, Trish Goodin-Yard, his stepfather, Jack Yard, and his fiancée, Kristi Wall, with whom he had a very special relationship. He will be deeply missed by his aunts and uncles, Dan and Ann Brennan, Sean T. Brennan, Kim and Penti Tofferi, and Suzy Wotjkowiak, as well as his loving cousins, Sean and Amy Brennan, Matthew Brennan, Tim and Andrea Bender, and Jordan and Thaddeus Bender, and Jane Brennan and her daughters Brenna and Sydney.
Calling hours will be at Hummel Funeral Home at 500 E. Exchange St., Akron, on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m., ending with a communal Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 19th at St. Hilary Catholic Church, at 2750 W. Market St., Fairlawn, Ohio, with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery following at 12:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tyler's name, c/o Stewart's Caring Place, who helped Tyler during his battle with cancer. They can be mailed to 2955 W. Market St., Fairlawn, OH 44333. Please visit www.hummelcares.com to share a memory or leave a condolence.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2013