07/21/15 1:11pm

Alan P. Tyler of Calverton, formerly of Centereach, died July 16 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 79.

He was born Oct. 17, 1935, in Manhattan to August and Lida Tyler. He married Lyn (née Strumpfler) May 11, 1957, in Westbury.

Mr. Tyler served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958 and worked as a flight engineer for Grumman Aerospace.

Family members said he enjoyed woodworking, reading, cooking and photography.

Mr. Tyler is survived by his wife and his daughter, Kelley Smith of Whitestone. He was predeceased by his brother, Bruce.

The family received visitors July 19 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead, where a funeral service took place. Interment was July 21 at Calverton National Cemetery.