Stephen William Tyler Obituary – Daytona Beach News-Journal
Steve Tyler, a well-known real estate agent and property manager, died on June 27, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Born in Lake City, Florida, the only child of Stephen W. Tyler and Mamie Tyler née Streety. He was a fourth generation Floridian. Growing up in Tampa and Miami, he loved Florida, especially the Everglades.
Steve and a friend took a road trip to California in 1963 after the University of Florida. He remained a lifelong alligator. After a career as a registered engineer with Tyler-Engelke in California. He became a building consultant and surveyor. He often flew his plane to job sites across the state. His construction company was in the heart of Sonoma wine country. It was here that his interest in food and wine began. He became a sommelier. In 1994 he left engineering to become a writer. His first book, On The Grill The Backyard Bungler’s Barbecue Cookbook, was a huge hit. He wrote cooking articles in various publications. He also founded Culinary Connections and opened the Grill & Gourmet store.
After returning to Florida, he transformed again. This time he became a real estate agent and commercial property manager. At one time he managed over 20 properties. He shared his expertise with aspiring real estate agents. He touched so many lives. He was happiest when he helped others succeed.
He never gave up his love of food. He continued to write the column Three Squares a Day. He was The Phantom Diner for Seniors First. He shared his wine knowledge by hosting wine tasting dinners at his home.
Steve was a proponent of chambers of commerce. In California he was instrumental in founding a new chamber. He was a board member of the Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. It was in this chamber that he met his wife. It was destiny. She is a fifth generation Floridian with a similar career path. She always said he was her greatest chamber asset.
After the closure of Tyler Properties, Inc., he became a certified Master Gardener. He took a drab backyard to a tropical paradise. Lush tropical plants and fruit trees filled the yard with only narrow paths to walk.
Steve is survived by wife Terry Cain Tyler, sons Bill (Suzanne), Santa Rosa, California and Greg (Becky), Palo Cedro, California, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, and stepdaughter Kasey Cain, Tempe, Arizona. He was preceded by a grandson.
A Celebration of Life will be held on August 2, 2022 from 530-730 at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Daytona Beach Community Foundation, Inc., 126 E. Orange Av, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.
Posted July 29, 2022
Published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal
celebration of life
Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N. Beach St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
08/02/2022 at 17:30