Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of late John J. and Geraldine (Mullins) Tyrie Sr.
Mr. Tyrie graduated in Lindenhurst in 1974 and was a 1978 graduate of SUNY Oswego, where he later earned his Masters in reading education. He was the president of Sigma Tau Chi in the fall of 1977.
He was a beloved social studies teacher for 33 years for Hannibal Central School and an adjunct professor at the SUNY Oswego since 2007.
Mr. Tyrie was a young democrat and was always interested in politics. He was a city democratic committee secretary and was an Oswego Town council member and town supervisor. He volunteered as a Cub Scout leader.
He served in numerous capacities at St. Mary’s Church, including CCD instructor, Eucharist Minister, choir member, and lector.
He was a husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid reader and active in college and community theater.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patricia (Greene) Tyrie; two daughters, Elizabeth (Gianluca) Berloco of Rome, Italy and Jennifer E. Tyrie of Oswego; one son, John J. Tyrie III; three brothers, Kevin Tyrie of Fla., James (Jeannine) Tyrie of West Islip, N.Y., and Brian (Ann) Tyrie of West Islip, N.Y.; five sisters, Betty Ann (Peter) Massaro of Lindenhurst, N.Y., Cathy Lycke of Islip Terrace, N.Y., Geraldine (Michael) Filippone of N. Babylon, NY, Patricia (George) Colton of Lindenhurst, N.Y., and Denise (Randy) DeVoe of Babylon, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Claire, Viola and Lavinia, with one more on the way; numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were held Friday at Nelson Funeral Home. Services will be held today, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.