Robert Tyrrell


Gloversville – Robert Lewis Tyrrell, age 93, of Gloversville, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at his seasonal residence on the Great Sacandaga Lake with his family by his side.
Born on November 2, 1928, in Gloversville, NY, he was the son of the late Lewis and Kathryn (Flansburg) Tyrrell.
Robert graduated from Westchester Community College. He was the third-generation owner of the family business E.L. Tyrrell & Son in Gloversville, NY for many years. Robert had a love for architecture and design and was especially fond of Frank Lloyd Wright. In his spare time, he’d share stories and memories (sometimes for far too long) and enjoyed spending his summers on the Great Sacandaga Lake surrounded by family.
He married the love of his life, Elizabeth A. Tyrrell on July 29, 1956. They were happily married for 66 years until her passing on May 23, 2022.
Robert is survived by his son, Tim Tyrrell (Patricia); daughters, Deborah Hoke (Bruce), Kimberly Tyrrell-Pepper (Andrew); brother, Henry Tyrrell; sister, Betsey Gunther; 3 grandchildren, Melissa Sargalis (Mark), Brittany White (Patrick), Niall Pepper; 2 great grandchildren, Blake Sargalis, Audrina Sargalis; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Robert is predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth Roberta Tyrrell and sister, Katherine Becker.
In keeping with his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral services.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date to be determined by the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at, or through the mail at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown, NY.
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By LH Staff

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