Tyler Winston Cornell passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, having left this world at the young age of 25. He is now at peace with the Lord and his two grandfathers.
Everyone knew Tyler as an exceptionally Generous Spirit, he was extremely compassionate and loving. Tyler almost never spoke negatively about people. All friends and nearly every person he knew reported that when they would see Tyler, even after a very long time, Tyler was always sincerely happy to see them and that made them feel great.
He was exceptionally bright in many areas, something everyone noticed. Academics were easy for him and he excelled in anything he tried from calculus to computer engineering to creative writing. He attended the University of California, San Diego.
He also experienced athletic success, playing football and basketball for 10 years. His team won the right to play in the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Florida in 2001. At Rancho Bernardo High School he was named First Team All Palomar League in football. (A shout out to the Raptor family and all Broncos.)
Tyler enjoyed golf, snow skiing and wake boarding. He was a huge fan of the San Diego Chargers, University of Michigan
, Lakers and Los Angeles Kings Hockey.
Tyler was a gentle soul with a warm smile and a loving heart who cared deeply about his family, friends and faith. He had a special place in his heart for the plight of the homeless, having gathered food and clothing donations for them. Of all his accomplishments, his parents are most proud of the battle he fought over the past five years. He was a tough and determined man.
Tyler is survived by his parents, Craig and JoAnne; grandmothers, Beverly and Barbara; aunt, Kris; uncles, Kurt and Patrick; and cousins, Dylan, Derek, John, Jason, Sammy and Morgan. He was also loved by many other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
His parents and family wish to extend their gratitude to all who have provided loving support during this difficult time. You have been awesome.
Services were held on April 12, 2014.