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Albert George Tyler

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ALBERT TYLER Albert George Tyler, 85, formerly of Oak Park Road in Hatfield, died April 10, 2013 at his home in Brittany Pointe Estates. Born December 28, 1927 to Helen (Irons) and Albert (Toby) Tyler, he was raised in Norristown with siblings Ruth and Richard. Al graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1949 where he earned a B.S. in Engineering and was an oarsman for Penn Varsity Crew. He spent his career at Leeds & Northup, retiring in 1989. Al will be remembered for his love of the Appalachian Trail, his appreciation for loud classical music, and Bartlett's Book of Quotations. During retirement, he donated his time and considerable talents to Manna on Main Street, delivering baked goods and conviviality throughout the region in his green pick-up truck. He was well-known in the area for his work as an English language tutor to new Americans through the Indian Valley Opportunity Center. Al enjoyed traveling with his late wife, Nancy (Spong) Tyler to rustic destinations such as camping in Virgin Gorda, going on safari in Botswana, and witnessing a lunar eclipse at Victoria Falls. In addition to his children Diann, Edward (Anna Snyder) and Richard (Frances Belcher), Albert is survived by their mother, Jane (Rogers) Tyler and their grandchildren Robert, Melissa and her husband, Kevin Sekula, Tia, Tara, Benjamin, Aubrey, Ramona and Thomas, and first great-grandchild, Harper Samantha. He is also survived by his third wife, Carol, who remained by his side throughout the last years of his life. Donations in Albert's memory may be made to Manna on Main Street., PO Box 763, Lansdale, PA, 19446 or www.mannaonmain.org.

Published in The Reporter on Apr. 12, 2013
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