Francis “Stub” D. Tyler, age 88 of Gouverneur, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Ogdensburg where he has resided since June.
Calling hours for Stub will be at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur on Wednesday, January 19th from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Thursday, January 20th from 10 until 11 a.m. His funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday with Rev. James Warrington of the Macomb Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Lake Cemetery, Brasie Corners.
Francis David Tyler was born on November 9, 1922 in Hammond. He was the son of the late Joel James and Mary (Baldwin) Tyler. As long as he could remember, he has gone by the nickname “Stub”.
Stub graduated from the Hammond Central School in 1941 and went on to Canton ATI for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Stub worked as a contractor for the army building bridges in Germany during WWII
Mr. Tyler retired as the head custodian for East Side Elementary School in Gouverneur in 1983. He had previously worked for the Brasie Corners School. Stub was a member of the Brasie Corners Presbyterian Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his snowmobile and watching baseball.
His survivors include his nieces and nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Marshall Tyler; and his sisters, Mable E. Brink and Joyce R. Lee.
Donation given in memory of Stub Tyler may be made to the Brasie Corners Church.