Zielinski, Tylar S. SPRAKERS Tylar S. Zielinski, 20, at rest July 6 , 2012, in his home, with his loving family by his side. Tylar was born in Schenectady on April 19. 1992. Tylar fulfilled his dream when he graduated from Fonda-Fultonville High School on June 23, 2012. Tylar loved life. He was always concerned about others. He never complained about his illness and until his last breath he never asked "Why me?" He achieved a great deal in his short life. He was the best wrestling fan ever. He was known by WWE Superstars and Mick Foley was his best friend. Tylar was an ambassador for muscular dystrophy. Tylar was awarded honorary member status as: 911 Dispatcher for the Montgomery County Sheriffs Dept.; US Marine Corps; fireman for the Copiague Fire Dept. Also, an honorary astronaut, and honorary member of the Adirondack Shelby Mustang Club. He was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Fonda-Fultonville High School principal. Tylar is the beloved son of Shawn Zielinski and Shawn's fianc?, Michelle Cade; beloved brother of Frankie-Lynn Zielinski/Dunn of Schenectady; beloved grandson of Ted and Joanne Zielinski of Schenectady; nephew of Jeff and Kim Zielinski of Esperance; Denise Zielinski of Schenectady; cousin of Nicole Coons (Trevor), Melvin Marsh Jr., Bradley Marsh; also multiple cousins and extended family members that we call "Brothers and Sisters", whose lives he touched. Calling hours will be held Monday July 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the White-Van Buren Funeral Home, 1779 Main St., Delanson, N.Y., after which Tylar will be cremated. Tylar's family wishes to thank: Dave Holrand, Tara Sheehan, his godfather, Richie Sanderson, GAVAC Ambulance and the Duanesburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps; and all the people who helped Tylar reach his goals and to let Tylar live his life as a normal child who grew into a young man who touched so many lives.
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Published in Albany Times Union on July 8, 2012