Benjamin Richard Tyler
February 20, 1924 – January 12, 2013
Born to the late Benjamin Johnston Tyler and Luella Hicks-Tyler.
He was the youngest of 9 children, Edna Olive Tyler-Satterfield-Beck, Thelma Louis Tyler-Corcoran, John Lloyd Tyler, Helen Buford Tyler- Ambrose, James Edgar Tyler, Genevieve Tyler, Mildred Tyler, and Willard Tyler.
Was widowed to his late wife Josette Tyler, and was a father to Ace H. Thayer, Michelle Ring, Yvonne Hickey, and Leon Thayer.
He also had many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who loved him very much.
He was born in Ellet, Ohio, but had more early connections to Akron, Ohio. He moved to Salinas, CA as a child. He attended elementary and high school in Arroyo Grande. His small schoolhouse is preserved as a historical Landmark there, today.
We thank him for the 10 years of service in the Navy. He joined when he was 16 years old, just after Pearl Harbor. He always spoke fondly of his Navy days. He was on several ships, the USS Tennessee, Gen. J.R. Brooke, USS Trego, USS Suisun, USS Neches, and the USS Newport. He transported US troops, and one of his jobs was to make fresh water out of salt water. Was always thankful for all the countries he was able to see while aboard the ships.
Was honored for 30 years of service with the Newport Beach Post office. He still enjoyed walking, even after he retired. Some of his Newport Beach friends and neighbors may recall him walking down Tustin Avenue on his semi-daily trips to Ralph’s.
Family from near and far miss him dearly. He was a quiet and kind man with a big heart. We are all thankful for the time we were able to spend with him.
He will be buried with his beloved wife Josette.
Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary
3500 Pacific View Drive
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
The services will be held on February 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm.
A private viewing will be available between 11: 00 am and 1:00 pm that same day for those who wish to attend.