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George “Pop” Tyler (May 7, 2020)

George “Pop” Tyler

STRONG – George “Pop” Tyler passed away peacefully on May 7, 2020, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, following a beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace by his granddaughter.

Pop was born and raised in Avon and graduated from Strong High School. He married his wife Mary of 62 years in 1957. They later had 6 children and opened their home to others as well. He worked as the garage foreman for CA&T Lumber for more than 20 years and later as a Millwright for BE&K construction. Pop always had a wisecrack and a fresh pot of coffee for anyone who came to his door. He loved to have visitors; especially from his 23 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was from a large family of 12 brothers and sisters and is survived by sisters Lena Petit 89 of New Port Richie, FL and Arvilla Selko 91 of Reistertown, MD. He is survived by his immediate family Timothy & Tami of Tucson, AZ, Greg & Nina of Azusa, CA, Terry & Nahlina of Strong, James of Strong, Beverly & Steven Henderson of Hartford, Michael & Nicole of Porter, Bill & Julie of Oxford and Crystal Muncie of Lewiston. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Gleason Tyler and grandson Jared Henderson.

A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date. Cremation cared for by Wiles remembrance Center: Adams-McFarlane Chapel 137 Farmington Falls Rd. Farmington. A kind word may be left in his book of memories at

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  1. He was a neighbor years ago. Then my schoolbus drivet. Rest in Peace Pop. Condolences to the family.

  2. My condolences to the family. I have many fond memories from Strong High School years and during later years when my boys and the Tyler boys were pals. Lovingly, Eunice Shurtleff

  3. So sorry to hear of Pop's passing. He was always there as a neighbor, mentor, our school bus driver and friend throughout my childhood & adult years. He will be missed greatly. Condolences to the family, thoughts and prayers to you all.

  4. RIP Pop. Now you are with Mary again. Have a lot of find memories of Pop and Mary.

  5. So sorry to hear of Pop's passing. He was a wonderful man and I always enjoyed conversations with him when I would run into him. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family.

  6. My thoughts and Prayers are with the Tyler family and friends in the passing of Pops, I enjoyed working with him for many years

    Gary Rogers

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