Palo Alto Weekly
Community Pulse - June 21, 2019
Donald Tyler, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died May 17. He was 63 years old. He was born at Stanford Hospital in 1955 to Charles and Claire Tyler and grew up in Palo Alto. His father was the publisher of the now defunct Palo Alto Times. He graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1974 and attended San Jose State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in advertising. He worked in marketing at Michael Patrick Partners, Oracle, Dell, Siebel Systems and other tech firms throughout Silicon Valley. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed travel and progressive rock. He is survived by his two children, Maia and Liam Tyler of Mountain View; and his siblings, Charles Tyler of Lincoln, California, Janet Wall of Sacramento and James Tyler of Houston, Texas. A private celebration of his life will be held at Lake Tahoe later this year. Memorial donations in his name may be made to Trout Unlimited.