Albert Tyree Jr.


Mr. Albert P. Tyree Jr., 88, of Bloxom, husband of the late Maureen Hogan Tyree, passed away on Aug. 23, 2023, in Bloxom.

Born on Nov. 14, 1934, in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Albert P. Tyree Sr. and the late Mary Olivia Mansfield. After graduating from Maury High School, Albert went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Marine Corps as an aviation electrician. He then worked as a corrections officer for the state of New York.

An avid photographer and grower of plants, Albert was a man who loved finding joy in the little things in life. Whether it was a trip to see the planes or trains go by or finding the uniqueness in bugs, he always found a way to seek out adventure and admire creation. Albert loved collecting things, often going to auctions, even if it was to out-bid his own son. He enjoyed the beach, space, and all things nature. A true optimist, Albert loved people and loved life to the fullest.

Albert is survived by his children, Thomas J. Tyree (Imelda), of Mappsville, Margaret M. Peggy Haviland (John), of Nelsonia, David J. Tyree (Marilyn), of Amenia, N.Y., and Jean M. Mason (Gene), of Mappsville.

He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Leland JR Mason (Barbara), of Laurel, Miss., Amy Carey (Mark), of Pocomoke City, Md., Amanda Tyree, of Jacksonville, N.C., Preston J. Whalen, of Wassaic, N.Y., Jessica Moore (Larry), of Millerton, N.Y., Heather Tyree (Adam), of Gainesville, Va., Rachael Tyree, of Guyton, Ga., Cory Mason, of Burke, Va., Stephanie Tyree, of Amenia, N.Y., and Tyler Mason, of Mappsville; his great-grandchildren, Hunter, Cole, Taylor, Alyssa, Mason, Iris, Isabelle, and Hannah; and a great-great-grandchild, River; his nephew, Donald Mackay; and cousin, Joseph Marshall.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Maureen Hogan Tyree.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. from the Tyree Family Cemetery, 30306 Northam Lane, Bloxom, VA 23308, with the Rev. John Cullop officiating.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the US Marine Corps Museum, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 1775 Semper Fidelis Way, Triangle, VA 22172

Arrangements were by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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