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YOUNGSTOWN – A Masonic service will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Aut Mori Grotto Hall, 563 North Belle Vista Ave., in Youngstown, for John Penn Tyree, 72, who passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 23, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

John was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Naomi, W.Va., the son of the late Frank Penn and Mary Evelyn (Taylor) Tyree.

He served as a Gunners Mate, GMG 3/E4 in the U.S. Navy from 1963 until 1967.

John retired from General Motors Lordstown in 1990 where he worked on the assembly line. He was a member of the UAW, the Sulgrave Lodge No. 696 of the Masons, the Aut Mori Grotto in Youngstown, and was a Grotto clown. John was also a member of the NRA, and an avid golfer.

He leaves his wife, the former Cheryl Faye Shultz, whom he married Aug. 2, 1980; three sons, John P. Tyree Jr. of Seattle, Kenneth R. Tyree of Cleveland, and Frank L. (Sharon) Tyree of Dewy Rose, Ga.; two step sons, Paul E. (Elizabeth) Menhart Jr. of Canfield, and Joseph E. Menhart of Youngstown; two sisters, Judy Meadows of North Royalton, and Debbie Faranci, of Florida; as well as six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary and James Tyree and one sister Wanda Meadows.

Family and friends will gather at the Aut Mori Grotto Hall on Friday, where a Masonic service will be held at 1 p.m.

The family would like send a special thank you to John’s Masonic brothers for always being there and lending him a helping hand.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary and send condolences.

Guestbook Entries

my deepest condolences

“Now is John’s time to rest...may Jehovah God the God of all comfort...comfort his family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4”

 » KMB  on November 21, 2018

To the family

“Sorry we can’t be with you at this time.”

 » Barbara Keener and family on October 25, 2018


“I'm terribly sorry I can not be there Friday. John and I were very close,we rode together in golf league for as long as I can remember. He and I were fortunate enough to have won several outings together. He will always be apart of my life and memories.”

 » john Morrison on October 25, 2018

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