October 19, 1929 - October 18, 2018
Waverly, New York
October 18, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 12 to 2 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York
Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York
Raymond S. Tyrrell, 88, of Waverly passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Binghamton General Hospital in Binghamton, one day before his 89th birthday.
He was predeceased by his parents, William and Isabell Allen Tyrrell; and his brother, William Tyrrell.
Ray is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Tyrrell; step-children, William (Andrea) Howey of FL, James (Sarah) Howey of Waverly and Frederick (Ashley) Howey of NC; children, Cynthia (James) McCloe of VA, Catherine (Paul) Petrozo of VA and Scott (Cara) Tyrrell of Horseheads; sister, Bonnie (George) Chaballa of PA; sister-in-law, Annabelle Tyrrell of PA; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ray was a teacher in the Waverly and Athens School Districts for over 40 years, along with being a school administrator. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and basketball, along with dancing.
A time of calling will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 12 to 2 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 2 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly with Rev. Sharan Knoell officiating and full military honors accorded by the Valley Color Guard. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly. Memorial donations may be made in Ray’s name to a charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Ray’s family may visit our Facebook page or by sending a private message of sympathy in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com
From: Daniel Polinski
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now being retired, I am slowly "down-sizing." In the process, this week, I found a cache of messages between myself and Ray when I was working at the Alternative Education Program, in which the Athens School District was a partner.
I got the more problematic students from each Bradford County district, and many times with the schools, it was "out of sight, out of mind." The messages I found reinforce how that was NOT the case with Ray! He clearly wanted what was best for ALL students, even those whose bad choices got them sent to me! The messages reminded me of that, and I felt compelled to share that remembrance again with you, even though its been a few months since Ray passed. I am certain that Ray is still present in the good he did for those troubled kids.
Ray was a good man, a concerned educator and a dedicated soldier. That will forever make him inspirational. -DMP