December 21, 1978 — March 1, 2018
SALEM — Tyler Otis Meding, age 39, went peacefully to the Lord on March 1, 2018 at Glens Falls Hospital with his loving mother by his side.
Tyler was born on Dec. 21, 1978 in Phoenix, Arizona, the son of James and Linda (Town) Meding.
Tyler was a graduate of Avondale High School. He relocated to New York in 2001 to be nearer to his maternal grandparents.
He was a member of the East Hebron Presbyterian Church. He was a participant in the Special Olympics and earned medals in bowling. He was very social and looked forward to gatherings with family and friends and brought great joy to all he met.
His favorite activities included swimming, music, being outside and dining out, especially at Olive Garden. He was fortunate to have toured much of the United States, visiting his sister, Lisa, and brother-in-law, Navy Capt. Daniel Packer, at seaports on both the East and West coasts.
Tyler attended the day programs at the Eastpointe Facility in North Granville, which he enjoyed.
There were so many special people in his life, and his family would like to give individual thanks to his pastor, Laura Mitchell, to Dawn Clement, Dian Warrington, Chrissy Secor and Betty James for the wonderful care and fun times they shared with Tyler, along with Adele Potter and Bonnie Salley, who provided his physical therapy with such enthusiasm. The care he received by the staff at Glens Falls Hospital was outstanding.
Tyler was predeceased by his father, James Meding; and stepfathers, John Music and Ronald Parker.
In addition to his mother, Linda, he is also survived by his sister, Lisa Packer; stepsisters, Melissa McNamara and Rhonda Parker; and stepbrother, Peter Parker.
A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, March 10, at the Hebron Presbyterian Church, 6559 state Route 22 in East Hebron.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. A luncheon will follow in the church social hall.
Contributions may be made in Tyler’s memory to the Open Door Mission, P.O. Box 3306, Glens Falls, NY 12801, to which he was a regular donor.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville. Online condolences may be made at www.robertmkingfuneralhome.com.