Michael Joseph Tyner passed away on December 24th, after a number of years of declining health. He was 80 years old and is the son of the late John J. and Edith (Renouf) Tyner. Mike will be remembered as a jovial conversationalist and for his service to our country and to various non-profit organizations. His last position was as Executive Director of Children’s Aid & Family Service, Inc. in Fitchburg, MA, from which he took early retirement in June, 2003. Before that he served in a number of different positions in Boston at The Social Policy Research Group and the United Community Planning Corporation. Prior to that Mike was with Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Richmond, VA. Mike served his country as a lieutenant in the US Navy from 1962 to 1965.
He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1958, received his BA from Boston College, MSW from Boston College School of Social Work, and MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mike was a resident of Scituate, MA from 1978 until 2009. He had many friends there and was known for his tireless walks in the Scituate environs. He is predeceased by his wife, Mary Mongovan Tyner. He is survived by his son, Mathew Tyner. He was the youngest son of a large and devoted family. He is predeceased by his brothers John J. Tyner, George Tyner and his sisters Ann Devin and Regina Naehle.
Mr. Tyner will be interred at the VA National Cemetery in Borne, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Church in Cohasset on January 10th at 11 am.
If you desire to honor Mike, in lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to one of the following:
Cardinal Cushing School in Hanover, MA; Cathedral High School in Boston, MA; or Saint Patrick’s Church in Roxbury, MA.