CANASTOTA - Timothy Andrew Tyler, 37, of 9185 Old Orchard Road, Canastota, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at his home with family and friends by his side, following a three year courageous battle with cancer.
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He was born on Dec. 3, 1975, in Syracuse, the son of John, Sr., and Kathleen Stagnitti Tyler.
Tim has lived in Canastota all of his life, graduating from Canastota High School in 1994. He later graduated from R.I.T. (Rochester Institute of Technology) with a bachelor's degree in business management.
He was an outstanding wrestler, becoming a two-time New York State Sectional Champion, a member of the 1993-1994 Section 3 Class C championship wrestling team, and a four-time Class C champion while at Canastota High School. At R.I.T., Tim was a Division 3 All-American and an academic All American.
Tim was a New York State Trooper for 10 years, retiring in 2012 due to his health.
He was a member of the Police Benevolent Association, as well as the Mohawk Valley Wrestling Club. He was an AYSO soccer coach for three and four year olds. Tim especially loved his involvement as a counselor with the New York State Junior Police Academy each summer.
Tim was a member of St. Mary's Church in Verona Beach.
Tim married Jennie Anne "Jen" LaBarre on Sept. 11, 1999, at St. Mary's Church.
Surviving besides his wife, Jen, are a daughter, Emma Sue Tyler, and a son, Andrew John Tyler, both at home; his parents, John Sr., and Kathleen Tyler of Canastota; his paternal grandmother, Gladys Tyler of Canastota; one brother and sister-in-law, John, Jr., and Tonya Tyler, and their daughter, Gabrielle, of Canastota; a sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Rik Masters, and their children, Phoebe and Chloe, of Munnsville. Tim has always been especially close to his own sister and brother, but was also close to Jen's brothers, Jake and James LaBarre; Jeff and Lori LaBarre and their children, Ryan Michael and Trevor Timothy. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at St. Agatha's Church, 329 N. Peterboro St., Canastota, where a funeral mass and the New York State Trooper Ceremony will be held. Burial will be in St. Agatha's Cemetery, Canastota. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, from 2-8 p.m. at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James St., Canastota. In his memory, contributions may be made to the Tim Tyler Courage and Strength Scholarship Fund, or the Emma & Andrew Tyler Education Fund, both c/o Lori A. Hood, 7612 Oxbow Road, Canastota, N.Y. 13032, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
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Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on Jan. 12, 2013