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Mr. George Borzynski Tyler, 89, of Heard Drive, Elberton, husband of 59 years to the late Hazel Holmes “Patsy” Watlington Tyler, entered into rest on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
Mr. Tyler was born in Tampa, Florida on January 18, 1933, but spent his entire life in Elberton. George was a graduate of Elberton High School and served his country as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Georgia Tech where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. George soon returned to Elberton and eventually took over the family business, Century Granite Company, which was founded by his father Felix Borzynski in 1949. He and Patsy devoted their lives to the success of Century, and employed and created long-lasting friendships with generations of Elbertonians.
George and Patsy’s home on Heard Drive welcomed many friends over the years, and friends of their four children were especially welcome - even if they drove a boat into the swimming pool or a motorcycle through the living room. There was always an open door and an extra place at the table.
George enjoyed a lifelong fascination with airplanes and aircraft. He accumulated thousands of hours in the air, many of which were in aircraft he owned personally. He was eventually able to incorporate his love of flying into his work, traveling across the US to call on Century’s customers.
Survivors include children and their spouses: Susan Tyler Haas and her husband Kenneth of Charlotte, NC, Johanna Tyler Anderson of California, and Louis Eugene Tyler and his wife Elizabeth of Elberton; grandchildren: Kali Milner, Kasey Haas, Hannah Haas, Lexi Haas, Tucker Haas, Sasha Anderson, Sintija Anderson, Habtamu Anderson, and Alex Anderson; great-grandchild: Ren Milner; sister, Nancy and Gene Rice; and the past and present employees of Century Granite Company, whom he always held dear to his heart.
In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his son, Phillip Wolfe Tyler; and parents, Felix Ferdinand Borzynski and Virginia Lee Tyler Borzynski.
Graveside services celebrating George's life will be held on Saturday, February 5, at 2 o'clock at Forest Hills Memorial Park.
There will be no formal visitation; however, Mr. Tyler will lie in state at Berry Funeral Home from 1:00p.m. on Wednesday, February 2 until 3:00p.m. on Friday, February 4. Friends are encouraged to express their condolences by signing the guestbook during that time.
Flowers are greatly appreciated by the family and those desiring may make contributions in his memory to Friends Helping Friends, 1027 Micliff Drive, Elberton, GA 30635
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. George Borzynski Tyler.