Steven Dale Tyler

Steven Dale Tyler, 62, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan, and a resident of Newport News, Virginia, for the last 30 years.  Steven worked as a National Accounts Manager for Cogent Communications, and throughout his career, worked for other companies in the telecommunications industry.    

Steven loved his family, roasting coffee, 3D printing, video games, new technology, growing things, and watching documentaries. He also loved to talk to and learn about people. His journey on earth may have ended, but his legacy continues through the people he met, the lives he touched, and the cherished memories held by those who knew him.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Dale Tyler and Clara Elizabeth Eisenhardt Tyler, and his sister, Donna Lynn Kuns.  He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Ann-Marie Gildersleeve Tyler; son, Samuel Elliott Tyler; three brothers, Clark Schroeder (Linda), Mark Tyler (Melanie), and Robert Tyler (Sue); and a number of nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to the Riverside Health System foundation at  

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Deb and Mark George

    We will certainly miss this gentle soul. He has left a void that will always be felt. Rest in peace Steve.

  2. MaryAnn Bell

    Dear Ann-Marie,I was so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Although I did not get to know him very well I still feel the grief you must be enduring. I pray that the wonderful memories you shared will help youand Sam get through this sad time. Sending you a big hug. Aunt May Ann

  3. Frank Milks

    I spent many hours with Steve in the man cave, just talking with each other. Sometimes we just agreed to disagree. Loved that he shared so much wisdom and knowledge with me. He loved Ann and Sam , and talked of their successes with gratitude and pride. If I hadn’t quit smoking I would fire up a cigar and reminisce the good times we shared.

  4. Jen Zordan

    I have so many great memories of Uncle Steve! It sure was fun being a kid around him! I know that tremendous loss I feel right now, and I can only imagine how many times that is compounded by Ann and Sam. My heart is so broken for you both, and for his brothers. I am wishing you peace. Alan, Zach, Abi and I are sending all our love.

  5. Mark tyler

    As Steve’s older brother by 13 months, it with great sorrow that I say goodbye. The pain I feel is difficult to quantify with words. We lost our dad when we were 16 and 17 and were forced to transition into young adulthood the hard way. We looked out for each other and made our way through the difficult times together. The good times are held close to heart as there were many. He was a good man, husband, father, brother and friend to many. I love him dearly and will miss him tremendously. Rest in peace little brother

  6. Robert Tyler

    Steve was always a great older brother. He loved challenging me. I miss our talks. I love you bro. Rest easy.

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