Tyler Kulp
Milkins Trymbiski Funeral Home
4914 Kutztown Road
Temple, PA

Tyler James Kulp, 27, of Laureldale, passed away Saturday May 3rd in Armstrong Country as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Tyler was married to Bethany (Plants) Kulp. Tyler and Bethany were married August 5, 2012. Born in West Reading, he is the son of Thomas James Siegfried and Cecily (Kulp) Siegfried of Laureldale.

He was a member of One United Church of Christ in Kenhorst.

Surviving with Tyler's wife and parents is a daughter, Hannah Jewell, at home; a brother, Sayre Thomas Kulp, husband of Heather and a niece, Haley Kulp, of New Smyrna Beach, FL; paternal grandparents, Rev. David P. Siegfried and Eleanor M. Siegfried of Wyomissing.

Tyler devoted his life to education. Beginning his studies at Holy Guardian Angels, he would graduate from Muhlenberg Schools as a member of the class of 2004. His Bachelor's of Arts in Music Education came from Kutztown University and he was planning to receive his Master's of Fine Arts in Music Performance this Saturday from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a 4.0 GPA.

Tyler was a recipient of the Graduate Student Research Grant in Fall of 2013 and the Dean's Award for Excellence in the Graduate Scholars Research Forum. He was an instructor for Tulpehocken Virtual Academy, as well as a substitute teacher for various schools throughout Berks County. Recently, he had become more involved with online teaching and was a consultant for Blendedschools.net as a course developer, editor, and releaser.

When not in the classroom, Tyler was still teaching and always developing young people. He was the assistant Junior High Boys and Girls Soccer Coach at Tulpehocken. He was also very involved with local marching bands, having held positions at Wilson Southern Jr. High as an Assistant Drum Instructor and Assistant Guard Instructor, Drill Instructor at Kutztown High School, Drum Sergeant at Muhlenberg High School, and was a section leader during his time at Kutztown University. In the summer months he worked at the Laureldale Playground.

Music was a huge part of Tyler's life - specifically Drum Corps. He was involved with the Reading Buccaneers Alumni, Lehigh Valley Chieftains, New York Skyliners, Windsor Regiment, Harrisburg Westshoremen, Emmaus Sentinels, and Shenandoah Sound where he was an Assistant Drum Major.

Tyler was an all-around athlete, but especially enjoyed running. He had completed numerous marathons and even an ultra-marathon. He was a Boston Marathon qualifier and had planned on running it in April 2015. He also enjoyed biking with his brother, Sayre. On one such ride up Mount Penn, they discovered an abandoned a cat. Tyler's heart of gold led him to both aid in the cat's rescue and adopting the cat from the Animal Rescue League. He was the youngest person ever inducted into the Pennsylvania Drum Corps Hall of Fame.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 10th at 11 a.m. in Immanuel United Church of Christ, 99 S. Waverly St., Shillington, PA 19607, with Rev. Rebecca Hoover officiating. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc., 4914 Kutztown Rd., Temple, and Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until time of service in Immanuel UCC. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Tyler's memory to a trust for Hannah Jewell c/o One United Church of Christ - 1730 New Holland Ave. - Kenhorst, PA 19607.

Online condolences may be made at www.milkins-gilesfuneralhome.com.

Published by Reading Eagle on May 7, 2014.
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I was so upset to hear of Tyler's passing last year. He was an excellent music teacher who substituted for me on maternity leave at Pottstown School District. He did an excellent job and many students spoke fondly of him. I am a fellow former Reading Buccaneer and my heart goes out to his family, wife and little daughter he left behind. My deepest sympathies.
Lori Hoshaw
February 9, 2015
God Speed Tyler...
May 16, 2014
Sincere condolences to the Kulp and Siegfried familes on this tragic loss. Rest in peace to a talented and compassionate young man.
May 12, 2014
Our deepest sympathy from the Kutztown Area School District staff for the loss of such a young, talented life. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
May 11, 2014
I was saddened to hear of Tyler's passing. Though him and I weren't close he was close with most of my friends and our interactions were always pleasant. Tyler struck me as a humble, caring, and all around happy person to be around and I can truly say I am honored to have known him during our time at Kutztown. My condolences and prayers go out to the family.
Eric Larsen
May 10, 2014
Our deepest sympathies on your loss of such a fine and talented young man. We'll always remember Tyler as part of the KUMU percussion section. Sincerely, Alyssa & Roberta Sheckler
May 10, 2014
We're sorry for your loss
The Soja Family, Paul Sr, Vicki, Paul Jr
May 9, 2014
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for the loss. My deepest sympathy and love.
Barbara Marcks
May 9, 2014
My deepest sympathy to Bethany, Hannah, Cecily, Tom, and Sayre in this difficult time!!! I was so happy to know Tyler!! He was such a sweet guy. I have so many fond memories from HS. All of his family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers!! He will be missed.
Beth Callen
May 8, 2014
sorry for your loss
jess kindt
May 8, 2014
What a great loss to a respectful man. Condolances to you and the family.
Karen Loop
May 8, 2014
The pain of losing Tyler must be unbearable. The entire Brady family wants to extend our sorrows. May he rest in Gods arms forever .
Merle and Fig
Brady family
May 8, 2014
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Love, Hope
Hopd Keeler
May 8, 2014
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the entire family. God bless and keep this family in your arms.
Scott Litzenberg
May 8, 2014
Cecily and family...So very very sorry for your tragic loss. We never know what life brings us...so sorry. Our sincere sympathy and concern is with you and your family. We pray for you and your family to get through this...God will. Please take care. Love, Julie (Miller) & Conrad Beck & family
May 8, 2014
Cecily and Tylers entire family. I was so saddened to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dottie and Dave Pfeffer
Dorothy Pfeffer
May 8, 2014
Cecily, Tom, Sayre and Bethany,

There are no words that can express my sadness in this most difficult in your lives. When I heard the news about Tyler I was in dis belief. Totally unexpected. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to the many memories you have of Tyler. They will give you peace. God Bless all of you.
Thomas Brown
May 7, 2014
To Cecily, Thomas, Sayre and the entire family - may God's light shine on you during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carl Cimino
May 7, 2014
To Cecily, Thomas and your entire family we send our love, and sympathy. I can't imagine how you must feel or what you are going through, but know that we are thinking of you and hope some how you will get through this with your faith.
Karla & Bob Billig
May 7, 2014
We met Tyler when he became college room mate of our son, Tony at Kutztown. He spent time at our home in NJ and without doubt one of the nicest young people we have ever met. We feel honored to have known him and certain that heaven is now a better place that he is there. May time become a friend and help heal the pain that you now feel. With our deepest sympathy. Sue and Tony Carino, JR
May 7, 2014
Tyler was an amazing young man!!! He was an inspiration to many people especially the kids he taught drums too!! My heart and prayers goes out to his family and friends!!
Sue Noecker
May 7, 2014
Cecily and Tom, Love and prayers go out to you and your family. Words can't express the sorrow. May God give you strength.
Alice Breon
May 7, 2014
Deepest condolences. Tyler and Sayre are my 2nd cousins and unfortunately I did not get to know them. However knowing and being very fond of their uncles Charles, his family and their Kulp grandparents I am sure he was a wonderful young man, husband a new daddy! I am so sorry for his wife, daughter and her family. I hope you can take som comfort in knowing Tyler will always be around and I believe he was met with wide open arms from those who have passed before him!
Prayers to you
Tracy, Cliff(my spouse) and Christopher and Emily (your3rd cousins)
Tracy Kulp-Erb
May 7, 2014
Uncle David and Aunt Eleanor, my deepest sympathy. I'm so sorry for your loss
Tina Dormans (Goldsmith)
May 7, 2014
Cecily and Family,
Words cannot express the sorrow in hearing the news of the loss of your Son.
Our prayers go out to all of you at this very sad time.
Having just seen you Friday evening at our High School get together and how happy you looked, and after reading Tyler's obituary, I can see how proud you must be of him.
Keep those memories to help ease the pain of your loss.
Sincerely, Maggie (Matthews) & Bob Newhard
Maggie Newhard
May 7, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tyler's family as this difficult time. Tyler was well-loved and respected at IUP. His friendship and talents enriched the lives of all those he worked with here.

Laurie Nicholson, IUP College of Education faculty member

David Martynuik, IUP Music Department faculty member
Laurie Nicholson
May 7, 2014
Cecily, Bethany and Family,
We were heartbroken to hear of your loss. May you know we pray and send our thoughts to you at this very difficult time. Memory Eternal!
Love and prayers,
Kathy Kulp Lansenderfer
May 7, 2014
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