Kay Ronald Tyler, 92, of Creston, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 after a brief illness.
Kay was born Sept. 3, 1925 in Lake Fork, Ohio to the late Dwight W. and Ruth (Springer) Tyler. He marred Roberta M. Rugh on October 11, 1946 and Kay was married to his surviving wife for 71 years. He graduated from Creston High School in 1943 and worked with his Dad in their chicken and egg business and later in their gas station that they operated. Kay worked for Goodyear Aircraft and as a finishing carpenter and a contractor building homes. He was employed by Medina Auto Parts for 47 1/2 years and after retiring he worked for Pallotta Ford for 14 years. He had served on the Creston Fire Department for 13 years and was a lifetime member of the Creston-Canaan United Methodist Church. He enjoyed listening to inspirational music and was a car enthusiast, collecting and restoring antique and present day cars.
Kay is survived by his wife, Roberta; daughter, Jill LaCivita and her husband John; a son, Robert Tyler and a sister, Margaret Park. He was preceded in death by is parents and a sister, Jean Polchey.
Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Creston-Canaan United Methodist Church with Pastor Lori Burdette-Steele officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston. Memorial contributions may be made to Creston-Canaan United Methodist Church, PO Box 1111, Creston, OH 44217 or to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
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Name: Nancy Pamer Little
Dear Roberta & family,
My sincerest sympathy for the loss of husband & father, Kay. I was just told about 10 min., ago by Rita. I called Roger. Of course he didn't know, either. That was one thing Mom, Aunt Lucille, Aunt Helen, & Aunt Dorothy were good about. Keeping us updated & informed.
You are all in my thoughts & prayers.
Love & hugs, from the Pamers
Nancy, Roger, Linda, Billy, & Donnie
Name: Kenn Lutz
Roberta, Robbie, Jill:
So sorry to hear about Kay. What a loss.
I'm really glad we had the opportunity to visit last time I was in Creston. Those visits (though not often enough)with the 3 of you were always a highlight of my time back home. To me Kay was a great friend, mentor, and all around GOOD GUY. I'm sure there where times (probably many) when he wished that neighbor kid would go home and let him finish what he was doing in the garage. I learned more in Kay's garage than anywhere else when it comes to vehicles and their care and maintenance. To this day I take care of my vehicles like I was taught by Kay Tyler. A finer more patient, sincere, witty honest man I have never met. The times with Kay and the family will always be fondly remembered. Prayers and Thoughts are with all of you.
Love Kenn and Charlotte Lutz
Name: William Anderson
Robbie and family our thoughts Are with you