Paul Tyler

Paul Sumner Tyler Jr.

Sunday, May 18th, 1941 - Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Paul Sumner Tyler Jr. "Buzz", age 79, passed away July 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
Paul was born in 1941, in Euclid, to the late Paul S. and Maude (nee Feree) Tyler.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara (nee Petty) Tyler; six children, Michael (Angela), Thomas (Misty Brewer), Steven (Melissa Zaller), Laura, Kathryn, and Andrew (Michelle); nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Paul was a 1959 graduate of Euclid High School, where he excelled as a member of the swim team and Choral Masters. He received his BBA from Cleveland State University and an EMBA from Baldwin Wallace University. He joined the BW staff in 1983 as the Bursar responsible for collections, calling himself the “Bad Man on Campus,” a position he held for 26 years until his retirement in 2009. His expertise in finance and education were well established, serving two terms as President of the Ohio Bursar’s Association as well as an instructor for the U.S. Dept. of Education.
Paul was a proud resident of Willoughby for the past 46 years. He served as Vice-Chair of the Willoughby Airport Commission for 10 years and was also a member of the Willoughby Fiscal Review Task Force. His long-time interest in researching his family’s genealogical history led him to serve as a Trustee of the Ohio Genealogical Society, who certified Paul’s grandparents and father into their Century Families of Ohio in May of 2020.
Paul combined his love for genealogy with his love of travel, tracing the Tyler’s family history from Ohio and Massachusetts all the way back to England. He and his wife traveled extensively in the U.S. as well as 22 countries across the globe.
The Tyler family would like to extend a thank you to all who cared for Paul during his illness, particularly to the skilled caretakers at Hospice of the Western Reserve and our care team of Cindy, Kristine, and Darcia. “We recommend and encourage donations there in Paul’s name.”
A Celebration of Life will not be held until safely possible for family and friends. Interment will take place in Willoughby Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor.
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    38650 Lake Shore Blvd.
    WILLOUGHBY, OH 44094
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Randy Snure

Posted at 04:43pm
Paul was one of the finest men I've ever known. His wit is unmatched. I will truly miss him.

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Melody Stewart

Posted at 04:35pm
Barb, my condolences to you and the rest of your family on Paul's passing. Whenever I see you again, I will still see Paul's hairy, smiling face next to you. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Take care of yourself.

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Dolores & Dominic Malbone, The Allen's & The Hinton's

Posted at 01:12pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Ron Ehresman

Posted at 10:21am
So sorry to hear about Paul—he is the notary on our will and was a wonderful colleague at BW. I always looked forward to our sharing mpg info on our cars—he always won. Ron Ehresman, BW retired

Equanna Westbrooks

Posted at 07:02am
Judge Tyler,
My sincere condolences to you and your family in the passing of your father. The world is truly small, when I met you I had no idea that the bursar from Baldwin-Wallace college was your dad. As a student at Baldwin-Wallace in the late 80's I had the occasion to interact with your father from time to time. He was a genuine guy and a true professional, who never made you feel bad or ashamed for experiencing financial difficulty with paying your tuition. I will forever be grateful for the help and guidance he gave to me.

Equanna Westbrooks

Barbara Tyler Posted at 08:03am

Thank you Equanna. I too was a student at BW in the mid 80s. Paul is my husband of 58 years I appreciate your tribute. So kind of you. Barbara

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