Douglas Edward Tyler

June 1st, 1948 – January 11th, 2021

Douglas Edward Tyler left this world on January 11th, 2021. He entered on June 1st, 1948. His parents, Gussie and Bonnie Tyler preceded him in passing. Scott Norman, his partner of 40 years survives him.

He saw the world, with his years at Pan American World Airways, Braniff, and United Airlines, his work took him to all parts of the planet. Local art from Lima. Lebanon before the war. Teheran before the revolution. Istanbul, where the cherries were as big as golf balls. The gold markets in Bangkok, antique stores in Shanghai and the Great Wall at dawn. He stole towels from The Helmsley in New York and The Phonecia in Beirut. And India. Amazing India. His favorite part of each far flung trip was returning to home, to Seattle. He learned to love cats and Democrats. The good people at Kaiser made the end of his life better than it would have been without them.

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