Jerome J. "J.J." Tyson, 38, of New Tripoli, died suddenly Nov. 3, 2012 shortly after admission in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, where he was taken after a work accident in Lehigh County.
He was the husband of Melissa M. (Baus) Tyson. They were married May 2, 1998.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Randall A. Tyson, Ringtown, Schuylkill County and Eileen K. Reiss, Whitehall.
He was Lutheran and attended Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown.
Jerome was the owner/operator of J. T.'s Home Maintenance & Remodeling, New Tripoli, for over six years, he also was a truck driver with JBC Trucking, a contract operator for the U.S. Postal Service. Prior to that, he was an instructor of Heavy Equipment Operations at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Schnecksville. J.J. was a former member of the Macungie Volunteer Fire Department Fire Police.
Survivors: Wife, Parents, daughters, Felicia M. Tyson, Middleburg, Clay County, Fla. and Shelby L. Tyson, at home; son, William S. "Billy" Tyson, also at home. Other survivors include a sister, Jennifer L. (Tyson), wife of Douglas P. Miller, Jr., Frederica, Del.; grandson, Christopher Lee "CJ" Semmel, Jr., Middleburg, Fla., two nieces and a nephew.
Funeral services held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. from Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 50 Luther Drive, Mertztown, with Reverend Jeremiah A. Sassaman officiating. Inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends could call Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m. both viewing times will be in the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Jerome J. "J.J." Tyson Memorial Fund for William S. "Billy" and Shelby L. Tyson, c/o Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., P.O. Box 292, Kutztown, PA 19530-0292. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.