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Colleen S. Tyre

July 28, 1950 - November 27, 2020

Colleen S. Tyre, age 70, a lifelong resident of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 27, 2020.

Born on July 28, 1950, she was a daughter of Colleen (Schmidt) and the late John Sturgis. During the summer following her graduation from Dickinson High School, she met the love of her life who she shared 52 years of her life with.

For 30 years, Colleen touched the lives of many children as a school bus driver for Boulden Bus Company. She loved each and every child she drove and was affectionately called “Mother”.

Colleen will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to many. She had a special place in her heart for all animals and was known to care for many strays. Colleen’s greatest joy in life was being a grandmother.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Sturgis. Colleen will be greatly missed by her husband, Robert W. Tyre; mother, Colleen Sturgis; children, Robert Tyre II (Jennifer) and Julie Piatt; sisters, Sandra Garber (Kevin) and Suzanne Farrall; and grandchildren, Elizabeth Robinett, Logan Tyre, Blake Piatt, and Jackson Tyre.

All services will be held privately.


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14 Condolences for Colleen S. Tyre

  • Your mom was the best, Julie. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and yours.

  • To Rob , Jen & Family ,
    So sorry to hear of your Loss.
    My thoughts & Prayers are with all of you during this difficult time .
    Debbie McClure

  • We are both so sorry for your loss . Our hearts and Prayers are with you and the family .God Bless You all . Hugs

  • Colleen gave and gave and gave. She opened up her van and heart to take us down to the White Marsh Mall. I had so many great high school memories because of this woman.

  • Rob and family – so sorry about your loss. Hopefully this will bring all of you closer during this difficult time

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of your family.

  • Rob, Jen & family
    So sorry for your loss. I pray the Lord brings you peace at this time

  • Bob . What can say. Julie, Bobby, Sandy Suzy, Mom. Sending you Love from Cape Maybe . Jim and Patty Yeatman

  • Suzanne, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love you , glenda and joe kowalski

  • To Bob, Bobby, Julie and Mom Colleen my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Colleen and I had some great times together at Dickinson. I will always remember her as a feisty and loving person. She will always be in my prayers.

  • Julie,I will miss your mom and my special friend.She loved you and your brother and especially her Grandchildren.She was a living friend.She will be firever in my hear

  • I will miss you so much. Thanks for all the good memories as kids. If we weren’t at your house we were all at ours. We all went everywhere together. Your favorite nephew Michael.

  • Sad that she lost her fight…but glad she has been granted some peace.

  • Bob, Mrs. Sturgis and family. I am so sad to hear of Colleen’s passing. She was one of my best friends in high school and we kept friends throughout the years. She was such a fun and loving and kind person that never changed. There was no one like her and I am so proud to have known her and to call her my friend. I will miss her and my prayers will always be with her and her loving family. Mary Lou