Well-known real estate broker and property manager Steve Tyler died on June 27, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Born in Lake City, Florida, the only child of Stephen W. Tyler and Grandma Tyler née Streety. He was a fourth-generation Floridian. Growing up in Tampa and Miami, he loved Florida, especially the Everglades.
Steve and a buddy took a road trip to California in 1963 after the University of Florida. He remained a lifelong Gator. After a career as a chartered engineer with Tyler-Engelke in California. He became a construction consultant and construction expert witness. He often flew his plane to job sites all over the state. His construction business was in the heart of the Sonoma wine country. This is where his interest in food and wine began. He became a sommelier. In 1994, he left engineering to become an author. His first book, On The Grill The Backyard Bungler’s Barbecue Cookbook, was a great success. He has written cooking articles in various publications. He also created Culinary Connections and opened the Grill & Gourmet store.
When he returned to Florida, he transformed again. This time he became a real estate broker and commercial property manager. At one point he managed over 20 properties. He shared his expertise with up-and-coming 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 expertise by hosting wine tasting dinners at his home.
Steve was a supporter of chambers of commerce. In California, he contributed to the creation of a new chamber. He served on the Board of Directors of the Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. It was in this room that he met his wife. It was fate. She is a fifth-generation Floridian with a similar career path. She always said he was her greatest advantage in the House.
After closing Tyler Properties, Inc., he became a Certified Master Gardener. It took a dull backyard to a tropical paradise. Lush tropical plants and fruit trees filled the yard with only narrow paths to walk.
Steve is survived by his wife, Terry Cain Tyler, his sons, Bill (Suzanne), Santa Rosa, CA and Greg (Becky), Palo Cedro, CA, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and his step- daughter, Kasey Cain, Tempe, Arizona. He was predeceased by a grandson.
A celebration of life will be held August 2, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Daytona Beach Community Foundation, Inc., 126 E. Orange Av, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.
Posted July 29, 2022
Posted in Daytona Beach News-Journal
celebration of life
Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N. Beach St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
August 02, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.