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Lincoln Funeral Home

406 H Street, Lincoln, CA

OBITUARY

Tyler Keith Welburn

11 November , 19392 July , 2019

Tyler Keith Welburn passed away at age 79 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, of cardiac arrest. He was known for being intelligent, articulate, extremely hard-working, opinionated, and feisty, as well as a caring father, grandfather, and friend. A proud life-long Californian, Ty was born in Oakland. He was able read anything by the age of 4. Ty was an excellent student who loved photography and won a writing scholarship. He graduated from James Lick High School in San Jose. As a teenager, he was a Western Union telegram messenger and eventually worked in its downtown San Jose office, where he met and later married his first wife, Marcia Black. Ty and Marcia had three children together. He took an early programing class at IBM in 1958, and then studied business at San Jose State University, earning his MBA, later adding CDP (Certified Data Processor) to his name. Ty held several corporate jobs, such as Training Director at National Semiconductor in Santa Clara. He also taught while head of the computer science department at West Valley College in Saratoga. In the 1980s, Ty authored Structured COBOL, which quickly became a bestselling college textbook, and another bestseller, Advanced Structured COBOL. Ty founded Convert-It! in Campbell to provide data conversion services around Y2K issues. Intellectually curious, Ty moved to Sacramento and while in his 70s, took design courses at Sacramento State, volunteered at Loaves & Fishes, and pursued his passion for genealogy. Ty is survived by two sons, Brent (wife, Michelle and children Tyler and Madison) and Keith (wife, Annette and children Hannah, Abigail, Sarah, and Noelle). He is preceded in death by daughter Veronica Welburn Aiello (husband, Tony and children Dominic, Marc, and Noah). Tyler was a great man who is greatly missed. Donations or memorials may be made to: Sacramento Loaves & Fishes http://www.sacloaves.org/

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Avis Reddaway

5 September 2019

Wow, although we never met in person, Tyler and I did constant research on the Earl family and related families together and shared constantly our finds. We were both so involved in the family histories. I know I will certainly miss our constant contacts over genealogy, politics and health issues. I sure hope someone in the his family will have picked up his love and talents.
I had not heard from him which made me suspect I might find we had lost a great man! Sorry for your loss, I know he will be missed!
avis reddaway
Salem, Oregon

Leslie Breen

31 July 2019

I met Tyler years ago, through his daughter Veronica, who loved her dad so much and who had a special relationship with him. I always told Veronica, who was such a bright, intelligent, beautiful young lady, before her passing in 2012, that it was obvious who she got her brains from. Tyler knew the art of conversation, and through those conversations, you always could feel his genuine interest in getting to know who you truly are and what you believe in. I remember Tyler along with his very cute girlfriend Karen Richardson, making many visits to see his daughter Veronica’s family. After Veronica’s passing he made a point of continuing those visits, forming a special bond with his grandson Noah Aiello. Through his art of conversation Tyler could get Noah to open up and answer any questions Tyler would ask of him. Amazing since I can’t seem to get his eyes off of his gaming for anything! lol. After one of Tyler’s recent visits, Tyler and Karen were able to find out each one of our favorite colors and gifted each of us our own monogrammed beautiful swim towel, in our favorite color. Since Tony’s house has a swimming pool, the towels were AWESOME! Tyler and Karen took the time and effort to get us all the perfect gift. That was the person I knew Tyler to be. So caring, so charming, so thoughtful, and so generous to us all. We really enjoyed him and loved when He and Karen came for their visits. We truly miss him already. We wish we could’ve seen him again, before he passed. Tony, Noah, and the rest of us, , send our condolences to Tyler’s family, to Karen, and to everyone who knew Tyler. To know Tyler, is to love Tyler. And if you knew Tyler, you will definitely miss him as well.

Karen Richardson

23 July 2019

I met Ty when I was an editorial assistant in publishing and he was writing his first COBOL (computer programming language) book. He displayed the traits that I've known through many years...both brilliant and demanding...which helped make his books into bestsellers. He could explain complicated concepts like no one else. If I had a question...particularly, one dealing with computers...I'd get an answer (or, often, several) that day. His handwritten notes displayed elegant penmanship. Even with email, he'd add a P.S. or even a P.P.S. as he enthusiastically found more information. "Moderation is not my keynote!" he'd say. Ty was a true original and a pleasure to know.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY