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In Memoriam - Frank Tyger


Items Posted on LEGACY.COM By Friends of Frank

All I can say to the Tyger family is I will miss Mr. Franklin Tyger; I love him very much. God bless and my condolences.

     -  Delores Atkins, Ewing, New Jersey 

Frank was a gentleman and a great asset to all who knew him in Mercer County.

     -  Bill & Peggy Mate, Jupiter, Florida

To the entire Tyger family: Our sincere sympathy. May Frank rest in peace and God bless you all.

     -  Earl & Marie Zier, Yardville, New Jersey

He was the stereotype newsman who never lost the fire in his belly for news and for doing his best to make sure others had a better world to live in.

     -  Curt Yeske

To the Tyger family: May all the laughs and good times you’ve shared with Frank help to comfort you during this sad time. Our sympathy and prayers are with all of the family. God Bless.

     -  Carol & Carl Steinmetz, Mooresville, North Carolina

To the Tyger family. Frank was a great joy to work with, and I have many fond memories of the projects we did together. I was a rookie and he was a veteran at the time, but he never made me feel that way. He was a true professional and a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

     -  Teri McIntire, Princeton, New Jersey

Without a doubt, Frank was one of the kindest, most dedicated people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He was a wonderful ambassador for The Trenton Times and took great pleasure in meeting all of the key people in the community who would drop in to the office to seek publicity for a worthy cause. He was pleasant and accommodating to each and every one.

He truly enjoyed his stint as editor of the in-house newsletter, The Times Topics. Employees always knew that if they met Frank in the hall and casually told him about a recent vacation or that there was a new baby in the family, these exciting bits of news would end up in the next month’s issue.

Frank was blessed to have a loving family who cared for him throughout his illness. We have lost a dedicated journalist, a talented illustrator, and a man who loved "Good Humor," a column of clean jokes he wrote for The People section toward the end of his career. My sincerest condolences to the Tyger family.

     -  Ida Furente Doolan

I had the pleasure of meeting Frank just after I was appointed the CEO for United Way in Trenton. Frank greeted me like I had been a friend of his for years. He was truly a caring and committed man for the people and children of Trenton. Working with him over the years on the Campership Fund was a treat. Frank always wanted to make sure that subscribers to the Times knew what a good work would be done for children with the gifts they gave to the Fund.

Thank you, Frank, for being one of the kindest and warmest people I have met. Rest well now – your journey is complete and the world is a better place because you were a part of it.

     -  Craig Lafferty, Albrightsville, Pennsylvania

When it came time for my own 15 minutes of fame, I remember going over to the Times of Trenton building to deliver a singing telegram to Mr. Arnie Ropeik. The kind gentleman named Frank Tyger whose columns and cartoons I had been enjoying for quite some time guided me back to his office. I remember Frank’s gracious and energetic air, his humbleness, the twinkle in his eyes and his sweet smile. Things like that have a way of sticking with me.

Frank’s columns were all about finding the good and uplifting in people, in situations, in life. I’m pretty sure his column ran Mondays in the Times because of what he said at the end of each and every entry: "May today be the start of a wonderful week for you." I think I got that right and, for the record, this writer usually took his invitation to heart. I wish Frank’s illness had been much shorter and his life much longer. At least we have the inspiration he bequeathed us all. My condolences to all his loved ones. Rest in peace, dear man.

     -  Ang (Angelo) Chianese (Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah), Trenton, New Jersey

A true gentle giant, what an honor it was to have worked in the same building as him. God bless.

     -  Terri Marcello, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tyger Family: I knew Frank from working in the Composing Room at the Trenton Times. Many times I would mechanically put his column in the allotted space and Frank was always there to check. Along with being an expert newspaper person, Frank was a gentle man, always a smile, and a funny clean joke to share. We often shared some of my teaching experiences of Russian history at both Steinert High School and Trenton State College because he hosted a Russian student group that visited the Trenton Times and he had me talk to them. Frank was a caring human being and he will be missed. My sincere condolences for your loss.

    -  Charles Taylor, Mt. Dora, Florida

Frank was truly a pleasure to work with and to know. He had an easy smile, an infectious laugh and never a bad word to say about anyone. A true gentleman and a very gentle man. May he rest in peace.

     -  Kate Krautheim