Obituary of Alfred "Fred" Perrin Tyo
Alfred “Fred” Perrin Tyo, 77, of Bay City, our dedicated and devoted husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of Saturday, January 28, 2017 with his wife by his side. Fred was born in Cass City on June 5, 1939, the son of the late Alexander and Frances (Perrin) Tyo. He attended Alma College and graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in education. While at CMU, he met the love of his life, the former Suzanne Bellon in Grawn Hall (science building). They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on February 22, 1963. After a brief teaching career, Fred went on to become a foreman at American Hoist & Derrick Co. His passion for motorcycles led him to not only do an alphabet tour of the state, but to also become a technician; Fred worked with Bay Cycle, Saginaw Valley Motorworks, and Stevens’ Cycle Sales. His impeccable attention to detail was truly a rare find. Fred always went the extra mile and was known for his phrase, “Any job big or small, do it right or not at all.” He was a parishioner of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish and was a member of the AMA, CMA, and NRA. Fred will be deeply missed, but lovingly remembered for generations to come. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty-three years, Suzanne and their children: David, Matthew (Carissa), and Marie (James) Hamay. Fred was the loving “Fuzzy Grandpa” of Ariana, Taylia, and Bailey Tyo, and the beloved grandpa of Alexander, James, Dorothy Tyo, and Hunter and Colton Hamay. His memory will live on in the hearts of his sister and brother-in-law, Susan VanHollan (Alvin) Rollier; in-laws, Pauline LaClair, Una Mueller, Lois Olson, along with many nieces and nephews. Fred’s family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of his 11:00 AM Memorial Liturgy at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with a private Rite of Committal to be held in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Final arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.