Mary Jane Tyler (Swick), 76, of Summit, NJ passed away suddenly at home on August 30, 2015. She was born on May 15, 1939 to the late Alfred and Marie (Brenn) Swick of Summit, New Jersey. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother David Swick and her sister Ellen Whitaker. Mrs. Tyler attended St. Theresa’s school through the 8th grade. Later she graduated from Bayley-Ellard High School in Madison and St. Elizabeth’s College in Convent Station. She taught a year in Alabama, another year at St. Rose of Lima School in Hanover and then continued as an educator in the Summit School system. She continued to substitute teach on occasion after her retirement in 1995.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William Louis Tyler, whom she married at St. Vincent’s church in 1962. She is also survived by her children Gary Tyler, Gregory and Teresa Tyler, and Christopher and Michelle Tyler; grandchildren Lucas, Zachary, Lee, Jackson, and Jessica; siblings Fred and Eileen Swick, Dennis and Linda Swick, Gary Swick, and Marilyn Swick; her sisters-in-law Lois Duff and Linda Tyler, and many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Jane was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved being with her family and watching their various activities and athletic events. She enjoyed an active lifestyle and had many friends at the YMCA, and was an enthusiastic member of her tennis club. She was also a parishioner of St. Teresa’s Church.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Teresa’s Church in Summit, NJ on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 9:30a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Summit First Aid Squad.
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