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Jane L. Tyo

May 17th, 2023

Jane L TyoOn Wednesday, May 17th, Jane L. Tyo, 89, of Brownville, New York passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Wayne Hughes, where she had been residing since 2020.  She was under the care of Hospice and her loving family.

Jane was born on May 29th, 1933, in Jamesville, New York to William and Dorothy (Casselberry) Gleason.  She graduated from Adams Center High School in 1951.  On August 21st, 1954, Jane married her high School sweetheart Carl G. Tyo at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church  with Fr. T. Walter Cleary officiating. For many years she was a proud homemaker raising their 6 children.

In 1970 she completed post-secondary at Mohawk Valley Community College and in 1973she and her husband opened the " C & J Driving School" on Bradley Street in Watertown. They owned and operated the driving school for over 20 years until Carl's passing on May 14, 1996.

After Carl's untimely death, Jane, along with her sister, Sue, opened and managed "Granny's Antiques" in Brownville for a number of years. she then worked various service industries including Shelby's  Deli and the Salvation Army Family Store until the time of her retirement.

Jane enjoyed antiquing, home decorating and knitting.  She was a lifelong NY Yankees Supported and an extremely passionate race fan; she was a long time attendee of Cam Am Speedway in LaFargeville and a huge Fan of NASCAR (particularly of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and them later his son Dale Earnhardt Jr.). Above all else Jane loved spending time with her family and attending her great grandchildren's  numerous sporting events.

Jane was predeceased by her husband Carl, brother-in-law, Gordon Cole, of Rodman and a son-in-law Rick Grant, Maine.

She is survived by her 6 children, Julie (Wayne) Hughes, Brownville, N.Y.; Kelly Kimball, Bennington, Vt.; Sandy (Pete) Fitzgerald, Evans Mills; Jeffrey (Heather) Tyo, Brownville, N.Y.; Patty (Paul) Calhoun, Clayton, N.Y.; and Stacy Tyo-Grant, Kennebunk, ME./Daytona Beach, Florida.  She is also survived by her sister Susan Cole, Rodman N.Y.; as well as 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren (to whom she will always be remembered as "GG") and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to sincerely thank Hospice of Jefferson County for their wonderful care in taking care of Jane (Special thanks to: Tammy, Denise, Sean and Toni).

Per Jane's request there will be no services,  Burial in Fairview Cemetery in Rodman will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown, N.Y. with online condolences posted at http://www.cummingsfuneral.com.

Donations in Jane's name may be sent to Hospice of Jefferson County At The Ellis Farm, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


#12 mary green 2023-05-22 00:02
I never meant this lady-makes me sad as she sounds wonderful --BUT-felt like i knew her as CARL always spoke so highly of his wife when I was taking driving lessons. He sure did love her-I could see it in his eyes. So very sorry to the family for their loss-May your fond sweet memories help carry you thru this difficult time. Sending peace, love and prayers to all!!!
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#11 Stuart Ruttan 2023-05-21 20:46
So sorry for the loss of your Mom Patty and Family. Stuart and Lynne Ruttan
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#10 Maryann Bowman 2023-05-21 15:32
My condolences to her family on the loss of Mrs. Two, she was a wonderful woman. I was lucky enough to meet her and Carl through my mother who was friends with them both and through there driving school. R.I.P. Mrs. Tyo
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#9 Donna Jenness 2023-05-21 10:10
Our sincere condolences for the loss of your mom...
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#8 Sara Derrigo 2023-05-20 23:32
My condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of meeting Jane at her shop in Brownville. She sure had a knack for country decorating. I bought a cherry drop leaf table which I still have. And several other items from her shop. A very talented person.
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#7 Shannon Doney 2023-05-20 23:13
So sorry, Patty and family, for your loss. She is at peace now and hopefully that will help ease some of your grieving.
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#6 Dennis Priest 2023-05-20 22:03
Jeff so sorry to her of your mother's passing. Condolences to your family
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#5 Robin Rae 2023-05-20 19:41
So very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady.
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#4 Kelly Genter 2023-05-20 18:27
Sandy, so sorry for the loss of your mother. The family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rob & Kelly Genter
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#3 Enid Moore 2023-05-19 21:10
My deepest sympathies to the Tyo family. I am so sorry for your loss Patty.
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