Louisville: Terrance J. Terry Tyo, 58 of County Route 36, passed away on Friday December 6, 2013 at Massena Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services for Terry will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at 10:00 am at St. Lawrence Church with Rev. Donald J. Manfred presiding. Interment will follow in the parish Cemetery.
Friends and family may be received on Monday Dec. 9, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St. Massena. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Catholic Endowment Fund. Terry was born in Massena on April 14, 1955 the son of Robert G. and Mary (Doud) Tyo.
He graduated from Massena Central High School in 1973 and was briefly employed at Alcoa, and started at General Motors in 1977 as a machine operator, retiring in 2008 as a furnace operator, was currently employed with Burley-Guminiak & Assoc. as a foreman overseeing the water district for the Town of Louisville.
He married Debra Dalton on November 9, 1974 at St. Marys Church, Waddington, NY with Rev. Msgr. Robert Giroux presiding. Terry was a self employed carpenter who enjoyed doing carpentry work for many people in the community. He was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church; he was a past Fireman for Louisville Volunteer Fire Department. He and Debra spent many winters in Davenport, Fl.
Terry is survived by his wife Debra, his father Robert G. of Massena, his two children, Terri Ann and husband Daniel OKeefe of Louisville, Lee and wife Heather, Stationed with the United States Navy in Jacksonville, Fl, three grandchildren, Samantha, Dalton OKeefe and Jayla Tyo. Two brothers and five sisters, Marie and Larry Taylor of Palmetto, Fl, Suzanne Hall of Massena, Joanne and Wayne Kellogg of Massena, John and Judy Tyo of Massena, Denise and Rene Neves of Louisville, Danny R. of Defiance OH, Angie and Andrew Ibey of Chase Mills, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and many cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother Mary in 1999. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena where online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com