Michael E. Tyner age 73 of Binghamton passed away March 19, 2021. He was born November 24, 1947, a son of the late John and Phyllis Tyner. Mike was also preceded in death by his brother John Tyner, Aunt Joyce, Mother and father-in-law Gloria and George Brady, Sister-in-law Roda, and brother-in-law George. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Becky. Children Debbie (Pat) Bateman, Ken (Sherry) Tyner, Tim (Shannon) Costick, Chad (Heather) Ellsworth, Michele (Jarred) Guidelli, Jeremy (Wendy) Ellsworth, and Cricket Brady. He was the proud grandfather of 13 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren. Mike loved being a “Pop-Pop”, though his relationship with his grandson Bobby was something that took his heart by surprise, after raising his children he took him in and loved him as his own. He is also survived by two Brothers, Matt (Cori) Tyner, Fran (Sylvia) Tyner both of Southern Maryland. Sister/brother In-laws Ruth Heath (Jim), Tony (Helen) Brady, Chris (Ann) Brady, Joline (Raymond) Wright, and special in-law, Sherry Ticknor all of Binghamton. Great friends of over 50 years Jack Benninger and John Siwicki. Mike will also be fondly remembered by his many, nieces’ nephews, cousins extended family and many good friends.
Right out of high school, Mike served in the U.S Navy. As a young man he learned to work hard, made his career in the lines of transportation and take on whatever job was available to support himself and his family. His first job was for the City of Binghamton as a truck mechanic, he went on to drive taxi for City cab when cab fare was just $1.25. He continued working hard over the years in 1982 he started U-Haul as customer service and quickly made his way up to district manager. When he moved on from there, he worked for Airborne express until they sold to DHL. He retired in 2010 from ADI Newspaper Distribution as the distribution manager. After retirement, Mike could not sit still and worked part time for Courtesy Cab, and Chad’s lawn care. Mike was an early riser and would be one of the first seated at Chris’ diner. An avid Nascar fan, and excelled at growing a garden, As Kayce would say” I sure hope they let you grow tomatoes from heaven, those store-bought ones just aren’t the same as Uncle Mike’s and aren’t going to cut it for me” Mike you were one of a kind. You will never be forgotten, that simply can’t be how could we forget the grumpiness you’d bring to all the parties! Your sourpuss and grumbling will be missed by us all.
Family & friends are invited to visit at SAVAGE-DeMarco Funeral Services 338 Conklin Ave. Binghamton, NY, 13903 on Tuesday March 23, 2021 from 11:00am until 1:00 pm. A Funeral service will begin at 1:00pm with Renee Guidelli Officiating. Luncheon to follow at the Binghamton Eagles Club 104 Bevier St Binghamton, NY 13904. Condolences may be expressed online at www.SavageFS.com.
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