Ethlyn S. Tyler
Ethlyn S. Tyler, 94, of North East Avenue, Johnstown, NY, passed away at Fulton Center in Gloversville, NY on December 8, 2019.
Born in Bainbridge, NY, she was the daughter of Lynn H. and Ethel Carkhuff Smith. Ethlyn was a 1943 graduate of Bainbridge High School.
Ethlyn was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd Charles Tyler, who passed in 2010 after 65 years of marriage. They were married on Easter Sunday in 1944 in Oneonta, NY. They moved to the Johnstown area shortly thereafter where they raised their family.
Ethlyn and Lloyd were members of the First United Methodist Church in Johnstown and were very active there with both Boy Scout Troop 104 and Girl Scout Troop 83. They were members of the “Young Adult” Club and enjoyed many outings with them. Ethlyn was also an active member of the “Kum Join Us” class at the church.
Ethlyn was primarily a self-taught artist and especially enjoyed working in “Chinese Brush” and watercolor painting. She took classes in the ’70s with William Weldner and other artists in the area. Her family has many of her beautiful works to remember her by. She and Lloyd loved nature and being outdoors: camping, canoeing, hiking; watching birds and wildlife that visited their property, on their travels, and on nature programs. They took their family hiking, camping and canoeing in the Adirondacks. Many of Ethlyn’s paintings reflect this appreciation of nature. She and Lloyd traveled to many countries and around the United States. She was always working on planning their next trip. Ethlyn worked for many years as office receptionist for Dr. C.H. Brown in Gloversville, NY.
Ethlyn is survived by her son, David Tyler and his spouse Helen of Cape Coral, Florida; her daughter, Julie Tyler Bean and her husband Norm of Longs, SC; her daughter June Tyler and her partner, Todd Rutan of Norwich, NY. Her grandchildren, David Frank Tyler, Jay Scott Bean and Christine McKay survive her along with great-grandchildren, Erik and Maria McKay and Jacob Wallace. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and their respective families.
There will be no funeral services as Ethlyn will be interred in the Bainbridge family plot along with Lloyd and her parents. A private service will be held there with her children at a later date.
Contributions in Ethlyn’s memory may be made to a local animal shelter of one’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.