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this page we present articles that appeared in The Times of Trenton following the death of
Frank Tyger on May 2, 2011.
Frank Tyger, Times' former
publicity manager, dies at 81
Frank Tyger, The Times witty and compassionate longtime former
publicity and marketing manager, columnist and nationally known cartoonist, died yesterday
at the Greenwood House, Home for Jewish Aged after a courageous battle with
Parkinsons Disease. He was 81.
Frank (Franklin) Tyger EWING - Frank Tyger, 81, a loving and devoted son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Born Franklin Tyger in Brooklyn, NY, he was the eldest son of Joseph and Belle Heller Tyger.
He served as editor of his high school newspaper, beginning his lifelong interest in news, writing and cartooning.
Frank was a creative soul whose mind was always working on expressing his ideas through his drawing, his writing, and his words.
He attended the City College of New York and the Cartoonists and Illustrators School. Frank proudly served in the United States Army, applying his talents to writing and drawing for the base newspaper during his training and later as a cryptographer during the Korean Conflict, serving primarily in Germany.
After completing his Army service, he worked in several jobs in marketing and advertising.
Frank's first nationally-published cartoon appeared in the Saturday
Evening Post in 1954. He began his career with the Trenton Times in the early 1960s,
starting as an editorial cartoonist and
Frank was also a writer of greeting cards, hosted a radio show, and wrote jokes for stand-up comedians.
He was a master of the one-line quote, and his work appeared nationally in print media including Forbes Magazine, Reader's Digest, Editor and Publisher and the Wall Street Journal.
He was a longtime member of Congregation Brothers of Israel Synagogue, the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, and served on the Boards of the Rescue Mission of Trenton and Mercer Business Magazine.
He was presented the Lifeline Humanitarian Award in 1988 for
outstanding community service, named Kiwanis Man of the Year in 1994, and selected by
Contact of Mercer County in 1997 as
Frank was a loving influence to, and a tremendous supporter of, his great-nephews and nieces, Stephen Neuhof (and his fiancee, Stefanie), Beth Neuhof, Robert (Robbie) Steinmetz, Alexis Tyger, and Joseph Franklin Tyger.
Funeral services are on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ. Burial will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, NJ. Calling hours are on Thursday from 10 a.m. to the service time at the memorial chapel.
Contributions in memory of Frank may be made to the Parkinson's
Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018; Greenwood House, 53
Walter St., Ewing, NJ 08628, or to a local charity of the donor's choice.
Euology delivered by Michael Tyger, Nephew, on May 5, 2011
My Uncle Frank was probably my
biggest supporter and fan, and I have him to thank for so many of the experiences and the
values that have shaped my life and made me the person that I am today. My feeling is that
he would want - and probably expect - me to say something today, and I would hate to let
him down. Read full text ...
delivered by Joseph Tyger, Great Nephew
My Great Uncle Frank was a very kind and generous man.
Frank was a great cartoonist. When my dad would show me his cartoons I would laugh and be inspired to draw something. My Dad loved to read his articles. When I was old enough to understand he would tell me about them.
When my Dad told me how Uncle Frank was before he was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease I understood that he didnt seem the same as he had been before the Parkinsons. But he was the Uncle Frank that I knew from Greenwood House. Read full text ...
delivered by Diane Neuhof, Niece
A tribute to a truly remarkable man, Frank Tyger, my uncle. I am an extremely proud niece to have an uncle as wonderful as you are. As I was growing up as a child there are certain things that you never forget. All the visits to see my Grandma and Uncle Frank at 33 Lincoln Court. It was my second home. (Even today, I still drive by Lincoln Court and stop and look at the apartment where the Tygers lived. I feel such a connection there. In my mind I visualize Uncle Frank and Grandma staring out the window waving goodbye to us as we drove off). I loved going there to see Uncle Frank. He was always so happy, loving, funny and always full of humor. Read full text ...
delivered by Irwin Stoolmacher, Friend
I got to know Frank Tyger through The Times Christmas Appeal.
For many years the funds from the appeal were used to do a variety of good things in the community. Frank would oversee the funds and distribute them to various charities that help those in need in the community. He did this very prudently. Read full text ...
Items Posted on LEGACY.COM By Friends of Frank
|Frank Tyger - Cartoonist, Writer,
A Tribute published in Mercer Business magazine - June 2011
by Maggi Hill (Editor)
[Frank] Tyger, who passed away from Parkinson's Disease May 2 at the age of 81 was what is becoming that rarest of journalistic birds; one for whom his sense of duty to impart wisdom, spotlight important organizations and issues and also to make people laugh kept him at it daily for more than half his life. He didn't have the Internet to help him to shade his columns or cartoons with information at the click of a mouse, but rather, he pounded the pavement and interacted with all facets of the community he was clearly so proud to be a part of; as a voice for those without one and those in need.Read full text ...
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