Ralph T. Tyler, Jr.

Ralph T. Tyler, Jr. of Wallingford, CT devoted husband to Brenda (Liebers Moore), passed away April 22, 2016 at home with his family by his side. Born in Rockville, CT he was the son of the late Ralph T. Tyler and Edith (Search) Tyler. Ralph is also survived by his son, Bryan Moore (Nicole) of Newtown, CT, sisters Carol Glancey (Michael) of Massachusetts and Margaret Citerone (Richard) of New Jersey, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mona and Peter Tenedine of North Haven, CT and mother-in-law Clara Liebers of Boynton Beach, FL as well as many nieces and nephews. He graduated with his bachelors and masters degree from UConn and went on to receive his MBA from Rensselaer Hartford Campus. He served 35 years for the State of Coneecticut and recently retired as Dean of Administration and Finance from Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport.

Service in the Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm. The interment will be in the Grove Street Cemetery, 227 Grove St., New Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to either Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Hospital in honor of his medical team and wonderful nursing care (medicine.yale.edu/cancer/gifts) or Connecticut Hospice, 110 Barnes Road Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Patti Lemone said,

    04.22.16 at 11:47 pm

    Rest in peace Ralph. Thank you for being my boss and friend at Housatonic CC. I am lucky you remained in my life when you married my best friend, Brenda. I know how much you loved Brenda and you two enjoyed your life together. I am glad we were able to sit and talk over the past few weeks. You asked me to watch over Brenda and I promise you I will ❤️

  2. Omaa Ume-Ezeoke said,

    04.23.16 at 3:12 am

    Ralph, I did not know you were ill, it’s been a while since I left Connecticut. But, Godspeed as you leave us on the wings of angels. I will never forget you. Over a period when I suffered travails at work, you were nothing but thoughtful and compassionate, sending kind, encouraging words my way. Thank you. My condolences to the family. Ralph was a human being, the best, a man with a big heart.

  3. Pat Mancini said,

    04.23.16 at 12:05 pm

    Peace Ralph, a gentle giant of a man.

  4. Louis D'Antonio said,

    04.23.16 at 2:30 pm

    Rest in Peace Ralph.Good friend and colleague.I will miss you.

  5. Joan F. Gallagher said,

    04.23.16 at 2:47 pm

    Ralph, you will be missed by HCC and its faculty and staff. I will miss our meetings and the advice you provided on a regular basis. May God bless you and that the angels take you to heaven. My condolences to your family.
    Bless you, Ralph.

  6. Robbin Zella said,

    04.23.16 at 3:07 pm

    Ralph Tyler was a wonderful colleague serving HCC, both the institution and the people, well. I am saddened to learn of his passing and I offer my deepest sympathy to his wife and family during this difficult time.

  7. Steve and Midge Rozen said,

    04.23.16 at 9:46 pm


    Midge and I just heard about your sad news.
    Being in Florida we cannot attend the Funeral ,but can offer our condolences . Our prayers are with you during this difficult time . We will be back in about a week and anything you need us to do to help you. Just ask.

    Steve and Midge

  8. Michael Lopez said,

    04.24.16 at 1:50 am

    I will always remember how Ralph warmly welcomed me when I was first hired into the CT community college system. His great sense of humor and wonderful laugh made me feel right at home! What a fine man and terrific colleague.

  9. Joe and Sandy Norwood said,

    04.24.16 at 4:57 pm


    We are so saddened that Ralph has passed. He was a gentle and kind person who we enjoyed knowing. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Joe and Sandy Norwood

  10. Timothy John Hurlock said,

    04.25.16 at 1:33 pm

    Brenda, my deepest sympathies on your loss. Ralph and I go back to 1981 and our UCONN Health Center days. Later on, I was blessed to cross paths again with Ralph in the CC system when we were Directors of Finance and then Dean’s. He was a dedicated state employee, a good friend and colleague. His sharp wit and unmatched sense of humor will be missed by all.

  11. Kim Dragan said,

    04.25.16 at 3:43 pm

    Brenda – My deepest sympathies on your loss. I met Ralph in 1998 when I began working for the State. He was always very kind and provided sound advice. His wit got me through many a long meeting. He was a compassionate leader and a wonderful role model. Rest peacefully Ralph. I am forever grateful for your example.

  12. Pat Ayars said,

    04.25.16 at 8:23 pm

    Brenda and family:

    I am so sorry for you loss. Ralph had a quick wit and knew how to speak the important things. I would have liked to have gotten to know him better.

  13. Shawn Everett said,

    04.27.16 at 8:25 pm

    Brenda –

    Our prayers are with you during this indescribable time.

    Ralph was an amazing man of kindness and consistency.

    I can recall his great patience and encouraging voice when we were going through our maturing years.

    He will be missed by all.

    Much love to you and Bryan.

  14. Rebecca Adams said,

    04.28.16 at 11:42 pm

    My prayers and condolences to the family! Ralph was a wonderful guide and help to me last year when I became Acting Academic Dean. I don’t know what I would have done without him! He was a great colleague! Sending prayers and good wishes to his wife and son!