Philip D. Tryon
1977 - 2018
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Philip D. Tryon, age 40, of Lawrence Park, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018. He was born in Erie, on July 13, 1977, son of Dennis and Janet Tryon.

Philip attended Iroquois High School and had worked for Erie County Farms. He loved learning foreign languages and playing board games with his family. Philip was a proficient piano player and previously sang in the Erie Philharmonic Choir. He especially loved his nieces and nephews, and they loved him. Philip had a very generous spirit.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Laura Mentch (Christopher), Karen Joslin (Jordan) and Mary Georgy (Stephen); one brother, Matthew Tryon; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be designated to the family through the funeral home.

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Published in Erie Times-News on Jan. 30, 2018.
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March 15, 2018
Philip, what an amazing personality, so filled with joy and gentleness, and beauty. May Our Risen Lord Jesus wipe away your tears embrace you in his love and welcome you to the Eternal joys of paradise.
Fr. John Santor
February 11, 2018
I always really liked Phil. An interesting and thoughtful person. A good guy.
Andy Watson
February 3, 2018
Condolences to the family. I did not know Phil well, but I remember him being both quiet and intelligent. Prayers and thoughts for all.
Ryan Andrews
February 3, 2018
I just found out today and I am so very sorry for your loss. He was an amazing person and I was one of the last persons to go through his line at ECF. He will be missed.
Elisa Guida
February 2, 2018
We are so very sorry for your loss of Philip. Our prayer is that you will know, in this particular circumstance, the peace of God that passes all understanding.
Joe and Elyse Casimir
February 2, 2018
we are sooo sorry for your loss, Prayers to all of your family Alice Lillie Rice and Keith Rice
alice rice
February 1, 2018
Margaret Costen
January 31, 2018
We are so very sorry for the loss of Fhilip...Such a nice talented person...When they opened ECF under new ownership I was looking for Fhilip ...he spoke russian like it was his native...He will be missed...My prayers go out to you...his mom and dad, siblings...
January 31, 2018
The first thing I said to Ian was how I remember Philip playing the piano at Grove City even as a young boy. We were all blessed. We're so sad to hear this news and know that God alone can, and will bring you the comfort you need at this time. Barb and Ian Taylor
Barbara Taylor
January 31, 2018
Dear Laura and Karen. I am so sorry to learn of your dear brother's passing. I know how much you loved him. You know that now he is at peace with our Lord. May you and your family find consoling peace and comfort in God's loving arms. Such a sad thing and so hard to accept and get over. My heart goes out to you both.
Carolyn Rathmann
January 31, 2018
Our condolences:( May God comfort your hearts. He will be always remembered by many Russian-speaking customers.
January 31, 2018
I am so very sorry to all of Philip's family members, many of whom I know personally. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I will pray for all of you, especially his parents who must be heartbroken at the loss of a child. I am just so shocked and sad by this news. Such a talented person gone way too soon.
Trisha Dubowski (Parker)
January 31, 2018
All my prayers to your families. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 31, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Please pass on condolences to the whole family. Always remember Phil as the silent one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Ed & Coke Redekop
January 31, 2018
We our so sorry for your loss of your brother Karen , Jordon and family. We will be praying for comfort and strength during this time of sorrow.
January 31, 2018
I remember Philip well as a young and extremely gifted child when I had him in my 3yo class at GCBC years ago. Please be assured of our prayers, thoughts and sympathies for you at this very difficult time, Dennis and Janet. May the peace of God which passes all human understanding, wrap around you and give you much strength and comfort.
Love in Christ,
Tom and Kris Keiser
January 31, 2018
So crushing to hear this news. I have fond memories of Philip from when we sang together in the Erie Philharmonic Chorus, and he accompanied our rehearsals on piano. He was such a talented musician. And so intelligent. Conversations with him were a delight and even though he was very shy, he was always so pleasant to be around. I believe everyone felt that way. He had a quiet confidence. I feel deeply for your loss and will continue to pray that you will find strength from God to lift you up during this time, resting in His eternal promises that cannot fail.
Amy SanFrotello
January 30, 2018
I am deeply saddened to hear this sad news! May the Lord Jesus Christ be your strength and shield at this very difficult time!
Tom Senn
January 30, 2018
We pray that our Lord Jesus comfort the hearts of the Tryon family at this time.
Dennis and MaryEllen Scheifele
January 30, 2018
My deepest sympathies to all of you in your loss. May your many special memories of Philip help you to heal.
Bonnie Garren Matthews
January 30, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Philip made my day in his line at ECF, and we had great conversations about languages.

He was a wonderful person, and will be greatly missed!
Cathie W
January 30, 2018
My condolences:( What happened?how he died?
Raya Palkhouski
January 30, 2018
So sorry to hear this. Philip was such a friendly kindhearted man. Always greeted us with a smile as he cashier. Truly will be missed.
January 30, 2018
Philip was such a nice guy. We were in the same graduating class at Iroquois. I always made sure to go through his lane at Erie County Farms to say hello. He will be missed. My prayers and condolences go out to his family. Rest in peace Philip.
Brandy Peterson
January 30, 2018
I'm very sorry for you loss. I remember him as a beautiful pianist. I would see him around the neighborhood, walking to and from work, I think. He sat just behind my daughters and I at a movie a couple months back and we had said, "hello." I can't imagine what you are going through. Our thoughts are with you.
Lucia Conti
January 30, 2018
Jan, Dennis and Family Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Philip. We loved him and will miss him. He was a brilliant man and it is such a tragic loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family. He will be in our hearts forever. We are here for you and love you. Mike and Linda Cornwell
January 30, 2018
Broke my heart to hear about Philip....I worked with him at DQ for a few years a while back. Philip was always polite, laughing and loved singing while he worked. Our thoughts and prayers are with your Family and Friends. Rest In Peace Philip.

Sending our Love,
Jackie, Justin, Gavin & Olivia
January 30, 2018
Dear family,I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for strength for all of you and may Phillip rest in peace. GOD Bless Love your cousin Susan
Susan East More
January 30, 2018
And, now you know, Philip, even as you were known.

My empathy, and small understanding, are with you. May the glory of the Lord shine upon you. I will miss everything you could have been, and look forward to the life wherein you will have escaped the one you endured. <3
Ruth Ann Scanzillo
January 30, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss.
You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Gloria Mentch's Aunt and Uncle-The Sieverts
January 30, 2018
The thing I remember most about Phillip is his musical talent. He played the music for his sisters weddings.He was also helpful
preparing food for family gatherings, helping his Mom and family.

Prays for all you,Dennis,Janet.Laura, Karen Mary and Matt. Myrtle (Uncle Myrtle)
Myrtle Tryon
January 30, 2018
My sincere condolences for all family members for your loss.
Wil Christe
January 30, 2018
Philip will forever be 17 years old in my memory, sitting at the piano playing songs from "The Little Mermaid" for Laura and I to sing to. He was one of the smartest people I knew. I hope he knew how highly we all regarded him. I'm so heartbroken at his loss. I wish everyone in the family solace in this hard time, and so much love. You aren't alone.
Stacey Christe
January 30, 2018
My condolences on Phil's passing. As an avid ECF shopper,I would ALWAYS wait for his line,no matter the length, because I knew he was the sharpest cashier. Our 2 minute conversations were always the most interesting part of my day.I hope he found peace....
January 30, 2018
You always brought a smile to my face, though it wasn't often that I saw you. I admired your intelligence and gentle demeanor. Owen still has good manners, I remember talking you about how I didn't mean for us to bump into you that one time at Giant Eagle. I will always remember you singing at the piano so beautifully. That's where you are now - in heaven, playing with that contagious smile on your face. Rest in peace Philip.
Rose Kerr
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