Richard Thomas Tyler Rich lost his two-year battle with prostate cancer on November 13, 2011. Born in Miami, FL on September 24, 1944, his childhood years were the source of many of his humorous stories, as were his teen years spent in Fairbanks, AK. He served on an aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Rich earned his bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate from Sonoma State University in California in 1977, and then taught middle school for a year in Nevada. He moved to Olympia in 1978 and spent the remainder of his career in Olympia, teaching for the Olympia School District. He is survived by his son Aaron Tyler (Regan), daughter Hannah Tyler and sister Barbara Tyler. Rich will be remembered for his boisterousness, fierce engagement with life, and making us laugh with his incredible stories. His family asks for contributions to PCRI in his memory.
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