Celebrating the life of Margaret "Peggy" Ahearn Tyska
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Margaret (Peggy) Ahearn Tyska, 93, joyfully went home to the Lord on Friday, November 10, 2023, in Brandon, Florida. She was born March 22, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of four siblings of John Richard Ahearn and Lillian Bell Elliott Ahearn. Peggy is predeceased by her husband Stanley (Stan) F. Tyska, brother Terrance Ahearn, sister Rita Ahearn Rea and grandson Stefan Michael Tyska. Peggy moved to Florida in 1963 with her husband and first four children. The family settled in Brandon in 1964. She was an active member of Nativity Catholic Church, serving as a Lecture and Eucharistic Minister; was a member of St. Anthony’s Circle, the Bridge Club and Bible Studies. Peggy was a teacher and had a love of reading that she shared and encouraged in others. She was the first librarian for Nativity Catholic School for twenty-five years and instrumental in transitioning the library and school classrooms to the computer age in the 1980’s. Peggy was a devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother of six, grandmother of fourteen and great-grandmother of one. She was intelligent and never tired of learning. Peggy was in some ways, ahead of her time. She attended DePaul University, Chicago and completed her BS degree at University of South Florida. She loved to travel and her first trip to Europe in 1953 was with her girlfriends at 23 years of age. She enjoyed and used extensively her computer, iPhone and iPad. She started an investment club in the 1990’s, and enjoyed writing, sewing, crocheting and baking. Though she could be feisty and opinionated, she also loved others and saw each person she met as one of God’s children.
Peggy is survived by her brother, Roger Ahearn; six children, Casimir (Casey) Patrick Tyska (Deborah), Constance (Connie)Tyska Coe (Leonard), Gregory Joseph Tyska (Sharon), Margaret (Mydge) Tyska Heaney (Christopher), Diana Marie Tyska (Mario Dorado) and Loretta Tyska Scott (Michael); thirteen grandchildren: Jessica Tyska Miller (Adam), Natalie Tyska, Brennan Tyska (Cheyanne), Patrick Coe (Sharim), Stanislaus (Stas) Heaney, Devin Ossi, Janae Heaney Benavides (Nicholai), Alina Ossi, Dylan Tyska, Peytan Tyska, Gwenyth (Gwen) Scott, Robbie Heaney, Madelyn (Maddie) Scott; one great-grandchild, Stefan Tyska and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 A.M. Monday, November 20, 2023, at Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon. Interment will follow at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Southern Funeral Care, Riverview.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Nativity Catholic Food Pantry and St. Vincent DePaul Society.
10510 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33578
705 East Brandon Blvd.
Brandon, FL 33511
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Riverview, FL 33578