John Joseph Tyrie Jr. (Jack), 56

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.

John Joseph Tyrie Jr. (Jack)
John Joseph Tyrie Jr. (Jack)

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.

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  1. I’m very saddened by this news, and my heartfelt condolences to Jackie’s family. I knew Jackie back in Lindenhurst HS, where we were both involved with a social service club called Interact. I’ve always remembered him as a sweet kid whose smile lit up the room…

  2. Jack, you were a great friend in High School and can see you continued to be one of those guys everyone was happy to be around and proud to know. Rest now. My sincere sympathies to your friends and family…

  3. My condolences to the Tyrie family. Jack was one of my favorites on the Hannibal staff. He was always full of ideas and laughter and will be remembered fondly by many.

  4. Mr Tyrie was a great Social Studies teacher he was my teacher and a very church going person he will be greatly missed, my condolences to his family.

  5. Patty and Family

    I am saddened to learn of Jack’s passing. I remember him fondly for his leadership and conviction in local political circles and know he cared very deeply for all of you and for his community and world. He will be missed and I send my deepest sympathies for your loss.

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