OSWEGO – John Joseph Tyrie Jr. (Jack), 56, a resident of Oswego, passed away Monday May 14, 2012, suddenly at home.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of late John J. and Geraldine (Mullins) Tyrie Sr.
Jack graduated in Lindenhurst in 1974 and was a 1978 graduate of SUNY Oswego, where he later earned his Masters in reading education.
He was the president of Sigma Tau Chi fall of 1977.
He was a beloved social studies teacher for 33 years for Hannibal Central School and an adjunct professor at the SUNY Oswego since 2007.
Jack was a young Democrat and was always interested in politics. He was a city democratic committee secretary and was an Oswego Town council member and town supervisor.
He volunteered as a Cub Scout leader.
He served in numerous capacities at St. Mary’s Church, including CCD instructor, Eucharist Minister, choir member, and lector.
He was a proud husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was also an avid reader and active in college and community theater.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patricia (Greene) Tyrie; two daughters, Elizabeth (Gianluca) Berloco of Rome, Italy and Jennifer E. Tyrie of Oswego; one son, John J. Tyrie III; three brothers, Kevin Tyrie of Florida, James (Jeannine) Tyrie of West Islip, NY and Brian (Ann) Tyrie of West Islip, NY; five sisters, Betty Ann (Peter) Massaro of Lindenhurst, NY, Cathy Lycke of Islip Terrace, NY, Geraldine (Michael) Filippone of North Babylon, NY, Patricia (George) Colton of Lindenhurst, NY and Denise (Randy) DeVoe of Babylon, NY; three grandchildren, Claire, Viola and Lavinia, with one more on the way; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church.
Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St.
Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com