William Tyo Dies


(October 30, 1889-February 3, 1967)


Norfolk--William D. Tyo, 77, retired mill and Alcoa electrician, died Friday morning at his home on Main Street, He had been in ill health for six months.

The funeral will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Church of Visitation, Norfolk, with Rev. Francis J. Connors, pastor officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Church of Visitation cemetery.

Friends may call at the family home at their convenience.

Mr. Tyo is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nellie Castle Tyo; two sons, Wayne and Neil, both of Norfolk; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He was born at North Lawrence Oct. 30, 1889, a son of Jerry and Margaret Hourihan Tyo. On May 29, 1916, he married Miss Nellie Castle of Norfolk, where the couple had since resided.

He was employed as an electrician at the Norfolk Paper company and later worked at the Alcoa plant in Massena, retiring in 1958. Since that time he had operated a service station in Potsdam.

During the construction of the St. Lawrence seaway, Mr. Tyo was a "scaler" for the Tecon gravel and construction company, Norfolk.

He was a member of the Holy Name society of the Church of Visitation, a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a one-time assessor for the town of Norfolk, and served three terms as chief of the Norfolk volunteer fire department.


(This obituary was provided by Joan Tyo Lalonde, original source unknown).