Pixley Funeral Home


James Edmund Tyler

September 28, 1935April 24, 2021

James Edmund Tyler was the beloved husband of Margaret and the loving father of James (Aurelia) Jay. He passed away peacefully with his wife by his side. James was born in Akron, Ohio on September 28, 1935 and graduated from Akron University. He served in the Navy and was a Petty Officer 3rd Class.

James had a successful career in the tire industry working as an executive for B.F. Goodrich, Eldorado Tire and Hercules Tire. He was an avid golfer, member of the Great Oak Golf Course, and a sports enthusiast. He will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive in Rochester. A private funeral service will take place. In memory of James, memorials are appreciated to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 and the Salvation Army, 16130 Northland Dr, Southfield, MI 48075.


  • Margaret Tyler, Wife
  • James Jay (Aurelia), Son


15 May

Memorial Gathering

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pixley Funeral Home

322 W. University Dr.
Rochester, Michigan 48307

15 May

Memorial Service Livestream

11:00 am

Pixley Funeral Home

322 W. University Dr.
Rochester, Michigan 48307


James Edmund Tyler

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Cindy Stevenson

May 7, 2021

Dear Margaret, James and Family, Your loss is so great and my heartbreaks for you.
Cousin Jimmy has always been an important part of my life.
As a kid growing up we always looked forward to him coming to our house to visit with his cousin June. He was that tall, handsome, curly headed 2nd cousin of mine. On one particular time when I was about to turn 13 (a long time age), I overheard him asking mom…. what can I get Cindy for her 13th birthday…. murmur was all I could hear…. not being able to hear, could it be an alligator (why I thought that I have no idea). What Cousin Jimmy gave me on my 13th birthday was my first bottle of spray perfume. I felt all grown up all of a sudden and loved my gift.
Cousin always kept in contact with mom, either on the phone or visit…. In more recent years he would call me or one of my sisters to see how things were going and would asked me to tell sisters that he loved us all. He just wanted to see that everything was ok with his Ohio cousins. That’s the kinda guy he has always been.
Cousin Jimmy will forever be loved and missed.
Margaret and James, may our lord comfort you in this time of grief.
Love, Cindy

Paola Colombini

May 5, 2021

I have been privileged to have met Jim when Lou and I moved to Briarwood condos 4 years ago, and I felt a special closeness to Jim right away, always enjoyed visiting with him and Maggie specially in the summer on their deck. I know you are at peace in heaven Jim and maybe met St. Pio 😇 …. free of any ailment, and watching over your wonderful wife Maggie ❤️ We will meet again someday 🎶💞


May 1, 2021

I cannot begin to thank Jim enough for all the memories and his expert mentoring and friendship. We worked together with Hercules for a few years but maintained our friendship for all the years after talking usually on the phone every month exchanging stock market ideas and updating each other on friends and family. My wife Catherine and I will never forget the great times we shared on a Mediterranean Cruise with Jim and Margaret and all the memories we will keep in our hearts. Margaret, please know that we are with you in thoughts, prayers and love during this difficult time. We will never forget Jim and will think of him daily.

Carl Pace

April 30, 2021

I've known Jim for 62 years and we became immediate friends from day one! Both of us were from the same town-Akron Ohio. We had a lot in common..... sports, the stock market and many lunches together. We enjoyed going to the Detroit Lion football games and Detroit Red Wings games. He was smart and spoke his mind and gave me excellent advice with investing. He studied the market with great skill....when to buy and when to sell. He was proud of that college ring on his finger and I couldn't blame him. He had the desire to obtain his degree from Akron University, something I was unable to do but wished that I had. To sum up, Jim was a great guy, great husband to his wife Maggie, to which he often spoke of lovingly. I'm going to miss him a lot, as I know friends and family will too.

Dodi Lewis

April 25, 2021

Margaret, I was so, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. 😪 Len and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through most unbearable time. I hope you find some comfort in knowing he waited to be home with you. 💙. All our love to you, Dodi and Len Lewis