ForeverMissed
Welcome to Tyler's site. We hope everyone who loves Tyler is comforted by these memories. 

Tyler was such a kind, polite and gentle person. He was hard-working and dedicated to improving his life and so easy to be around. He worked endlessly on school work and basketball workouts and was always so honest and content. Although he was a young senior, he was very mature for his age. He was most happy when he was with his brothers and cousins laughing and joking - and happiest too if chocolate lava cake was involved. He was very well-liked and always had a smile and wave for everyone. Oh, how I wish we could go back in time and hug him again. I am so honored to have been his mother for seventeen beautiful years and he will forever hold a very special place in my heart, my beautiful baby - such a happy, easy, and fun baby. I do not know how I was so fortunate to be his mother but I am so grateful for every moment we had together and I will miss him every single hour of my life. I especially miss his wonderful hugs. Tyler, I hope you know now that you were enough. More than enough. We loved you just the way you were and we will always love you deeply forever!

Here is the video we aired at Tyler's Celebration of Life!

Tyler's Celebration of Life will be held at the Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad,
7100 Aviara Resort Dr., on Saturday, March 27th, 2021, 3:00pm-6:00pm.

This is a walk-through memorial. Please try to arrive in staggered waves every 15 minutes or so, starting at 3:15pm. We realize this is less than ideal but it is the only way we are able to have this memorial during Covid.  

We know that not everyone will be able to attend his celebration and that is okay.  Anything goes. This website will help you express your grief and enjoy learning more about who Tyler was and why he was so very precious to us all.
Posted by sue s on April 8, 2021
We are very sorry for your loss

Squire Family
Posted by Gary Whitman on March 31, 2021
Dear Dave-
I am very sorry to hear about Tyler. I can't imagine anything more difficult for a parent than to lose a beautiful child.

I am thinking of you and I am praying for you and your family during these trying times. May Tyler's memory be a blessing.

With Sympathy,
Gary Whitman
Posted by Alea Ashline on March 28, 2021
Dave,
I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through right now, and I’m so sorry you have to deal with this kind of loss.  My heart goes out to you all.
Alea
Posted by Denise Villanueva on March 26, 2021
I have always loved and admired the Daugherty's closeness and love bond. I am honored to witness and be a part of a small part of their awesomeness. Tyler will remain in my heart forever. May love and strength help all find peace. xoxo Denise V.
Posted by Joe Mumford on March 26, 2021
Dear Dave,

I can’t envision a grief so profound as one brought on by the loss of a child. I wish you and your family peace and comfort during this most difficult of times

With deepest sympathy,
Joe Mumford
Posted by Kay Carmer on March 26, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures and videos of Tyler. May the joy he brought you in his short life be forever in your hearts.
Kay Carmer and Roger Martin





Posted by Greg Myre on March 26, 2021
Dear Dave and Toni,

Here's what I remember: All of you were visiting Washington and staying at a hotel. As I walked down the hallway, I heard a commotion well before I reached your room. When you opened the door, four boys were jumping on the bed, locked in a raging pillow fight. That moment captured all the joy, fun, love, laughter and raw, rambunctious energy that defines your entire family. That will never change. We are thinking about you every day.

Greg and Jen
Posted by Beth Mattfolk on March 25, 2021
To Tyler’s family,
I met your mom through tennis and met you all at your house. Tyler and your brothers were always so adored by your parents. When I think of you all I think of love. I’m sending my thoughts and prayers and love to you all.
Posted by Cindy Watson on March 25, 2021
Dave, Toni, Dawson, Brendon, and Chandler
The pictures you have shared show such a sweet spirit. I wish I knew you all better. Knowing Tyler was clearly a privilege.
Dave, I know being a father is so integral to your being and how proud you are of all of your sons. This loss is not something I can comprehend and I am so very sorry.
-- Cindy
Posted by Chris Cardone on March 23, 2021
Toni and Dave,

Our prayers are with you.

Dave - you've given me laughs and smiles since our first day as roommates in college. I've always admired what a family man you are, and I know you've given laughs and smiles many times over to your kids. Please know in this difficult time that you have friends who care about you.
Posted by Brian Mongillo on March 23, 2021
Dear Dave and Toni,
     I am so sorry for your loss. Dave, whenever we saw each other over the years you always spoke of your boys with such pride and love. I wish I had met Tyler. The tributes, pictures and videos only tell a small fraction about Tyler. I am sure there were many more wonderful things about him. Please know I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Brian
Posted by dave novosel on March 23, 2021
Dave, so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be praying for the family to endure in these difficult times. I will ask God to provide the peace beyond understanding that only He can provide.
Posted by Alan Tilton on March 23, 2021
Dave & Toni, please know that we grieve along with you and your family and that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Santosh Neupane on March 23, 2021
Hi Dave,
So sorry to hear of this terrible loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. You and your family are in our prayers.
Posted by Philip Manley on March 23, 2021
Dave I can tell by the wonderful words from your wife, as well as knowing the man you are, that your son had two of the most wonderful parents on earth. There is no better gift for a child than the knowledge that he is loved. Please know that I am your friend and brother always, that I grieve with you, and that I am here for you.
Posted by Keith Morrison on March 23, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was never fortunate enough to meet your son, but he sounds like a wonderful person. He will always be with you and be missed by all.
Posted by Brad Herget on March 23, 2021
Dave,

There are no words that can express our sorrow! We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.

Brad & Emily
Posted by noelle mastropieri on March 23, 2021
Dave and Family - Words can't express how sorry I am for your profound loss. Tyler sounds like an amazing kid who was taken much too soon. My heart goes out to you all during this most difficult time. 
Posted by Web Yeardie on March 23, 2021
Dave,

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Tyler.
Our prayers are with you and your family.

-Web and Julie
Posted by Calvin Cestari on March 23, 2021
Tyler sounds like he was a wonderful young man who made an impact on others, as I'm sure he did on you all. My most sincere condolences to you and your family, David.
Posted by Mark Steele on March 23, 2021
I only got to meet Tyler one time, but his glow was unmistakable. His dedication for perfection undeniable. His love for his family so very evident. He will be missed. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Melissa Hunchuck on March 23, 2021
I can't imagine what your family is going through at this time. I'm so sorry your family is experiencing the pain of a loss like this. My heart goes out to each of you.
Posted by Aaron Plantz on March 23, 2021
Dave
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Son, Tyler.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
-Aaron and Jamie
Posted by Gail Petell on March 23, 2021
Dave and Toni I am so sorry to hear about Tyler. I can't imagine your sadness.
Please know that you and you family are in our hearts and prayers. 
Posted by Kyle Voniderstein on March 23, 2021
Dave, we are so sorry for your loss. Tyler seemed like an amazing boy and our thoughts are with you and your family. -Kyle & Casey Von Iderstein
Posted by Haixi Liu on March 23, 2021
Dave,

I remember your telling me so many times about playing basketball with your youngest son in Lexington. It's so sad I finally put Tyler's face to his name this way.
I am deeply sadden for your loss. I am certain Tyler will have a special place, and continue to live on in your heart, like the ray of sunshine he had always been.
-Haixi
Posted by Patrick Conran on March 22, 2021
David:

I am devastated. I can't imagine your grief. Every time we talked about family, I heard loud and clear your love and dedication to your children. Remember, your Yale brothers will always be with you. My thoughts and love are with you and your family.
Posted by Kristin Bellisario La Fon... on March 22, 2021
Toni, Dave and boys,
I am so sorry to hear of Tyler’s passing. As neighbors we got to know your family and are very fond of all of you. Tyler is a loss to the world!
A bright, beautiful young man whose smile brought a smile to every person who met him♥️
We are deeply saddened by his passing.
Posted by Matthew Rood on March 22, 2021
Dave,
Jill and I are deeply saddened to hear this. Please know we are holding your family in our thoughts. Due to COVID haven’t seen you in a while, I hope we are able to catch up in person sometime. So sorry.
Matt Rood

Posted by Rich Diana on March 22, 2021
Dave,
Time and distance sometimes separate people but know that loyal friendship extends through defined boundaries. Be assured that my tears join your river of sorrow. God bless you, your family and Tyler. I am certain he has been received with open arms.
Most sincerely,
Rich Diana
Posted by Bill Donahoe on March 22, 2021
When my words fail, as they do here, I look to others for guidance. William Shakespeare, writing about Romeo, a man who died young, drafted these words: "When he shall die take him and cut him out into stars and he shall make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun." Those are the words I hold in my heart when I think of Tyler Daugherty. May those who love Tyler be comforted and consoled.
Posted by Paul Molinari on March 22, 2021
Our hearts are broken for you. What a wonderful boy he must have been. Our sincerest condolences. - Paul & Stephanie Molinari
Posted by Barry Barnett on March 22, 2021
Dave, I am so sorry to hear about Tyler’s death. I wish I had met him. I know your son, being your son, would have to be a wonderful person. I also know I am feeling only a small fraction of your grief, but I want you to know that I am thinking about you, remembering your kindness and generosity, and hoping you will continue to find comfort in memories of the sweet boy Tyler was and the vibrant young man he became. Please accept my deepest condolences, my friend.

Barry
Posted by Shawn McPherron on March 22, 2021
When Samantha and I met and then got married, I got to meet and get to know Tyler. I was always impressed by his warm acceptance and his even warmer hugs. What a beautiful young man. Very thoughtful, creative, and hard working. His work ethic was strong, especially homework and practicing his basketball skills. TYLER, you're deeply loved and will be forever in our memories and hearts.
Posted by Paula Martin on March 20, 2021
Toni/family and the Matz family, my heart is broken for at this time please know I am here for you always and forever.  Love you all!  Love Jay and Paula. 
Posted by Ted Brems on March 20, 2021
Some people are like shooting stars in life, beautiful and once seen and experienced, even for a very short time are never forgotten! Tyler you are a shooting star. Love Ted and Stacey
Posted by Treigh Mulvaney on March 20, 2021
Tyler's light and energy leaps from every image. What an electric smile he had. I didn't have the pleasure to know him personally, my daughter did. I honor his life and memory with each word shared about him. 

Prayers and healing energy sent to Tyler's Family and Friends.
Posted by Loretta Daugherty on March 19, 2021
Wish I had known Tyler better than I did. He was a gorgeously beautiful baby. Every time I visited, always found him to be a sweet and loving little boy. Always impressed by how much he and his big brothers loved and appreciated each other. Once, when visiting and I admired some of Tyler's art work, he went over to a TV screen, sat down and perfectly drew a picture of a character he was looking at on piece of paper and wrote on the top of it "To Grandma D". It has been under a glass on the top of an end table in my living room ever since. One of my special treasures.
Posted by Mack White on March 19, 2021
May the Gates of Heaven Open Wide
And The Warm Arms of Angels Guide The Way...
You Are in Our Prayers...
Mack & Susan
Posted by Tricia Matz-Underwood on March 19, 2021
Tyler, my sweet nephew, provided joy to everyone he came into contact with; adults, children, family, and strangers.  His gentle approach to others was a unique aspect of his personality.  I am so thankful that many hours of my life were spent listening to him giggle with his brothers and his cousins. Memories of these moments make my heart warm! Tyler was an adorable infant and very happy to be a part of the “big dogs” hanging with his brothers. As Tyler grew to be a young adult, and boy did he grow, he was taller than his brothers and his cousins and always held his head high knowing he was the tallest of them all. He had the most gentle and sweet soul. I will miss his wonderful snuggly hugs, contagious laugh, and forever cherish them in my heart!  Love your Aunt Sissy
Posted by Cheri Matz-Hudgens on March 19, 2021
Tyler had such a beautiful soul. He will be missed so much and was loved by so many. I remember visiting my brother and Karen when Tyler was little boy and he was wearing his Spider Man costume wanting to save us all. You will always be in our hearts.
Posted by Danni Lee on March 19, 2021
I never got the time to know you like I wanted. I know your mom, and I know how I feel as a mom. The pain you left behind will never go away. The loss of your voice, your laugh and your smile can never be replaced. If I could tell you anything, I would tell not to go, I would beg and plead with all that I am. I would willing give my life in your place. I would have been honored to take your place. You were so young and had a beautiful life before you. Know you were loved and you touched lives in ways you were never aware of. Be at peace, I love you.
Posted by Haley Jobe on March 19, 2021
I met Tyler on a trip to Flaming Gorge with some close friends when he was about 4 years old and he was glued to my side the entire weekend. His laugh and smile were contagious and I’ll never forget him serenading me with the lyrics to “Cheese Burger in Paradise” and referring to me as “his girlfriend”. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing and my thought are with his family at this time.
Posted by Taylor Daugherty on March 19, 2021
Tyler, gosh I wish we had more time together. You were always a so joyful, and a pure ray of happiness whenever we were together. Even with our age and location difference you shared so much love with your cousins and made everyone feel welcome. Tyler, I will think of you when we smile because yours was always the brightest in the room. I love and miss you.
Posted by Jennifer Manning on March 19, 2021
For years, Tyler was either at my house, or my son Will, was at the Daugherty house. Most of the time Tyler easily convinced Will to go to his house where the close knit Daugherty brothers provided constant entertainment. Even at a young age Tyler was considerate and thoughtful and always made sure that my son Will was included in the group fun. When at my house, Tyler’s favourite place to be was sitting at my counter enjoying a grilled cheese sandwich! He would shyly ask me if lunch could be grilled cheese, again. 
Tyler’s infectious smile and quiet demeanour will be remembered in our hearts forever.
Posted by Chase Tracy on March 19, 2021
We first met the Daugherty family when they moved to Lexington MA. One of the first things that was so clear to us was what a close knit family they were. The brothers had an incredibly close bond with each other. This was on full display when we enjoyed a Christmas ski trip to Loon Mountain in NH. The boys love to kid with each other and there is a genuine affection between them. Tyler you will be forever missed and never forgotten.
May you Rest In Peace sweet boy ❤️
Posted by Tory Hill on March 18, 2021
What amazing and heartbreaking pictures. So much happiness. I miss Tyler and I didn’t even know him. What a beautiful soul.
Posted by Samantha Madsen on March 15, 2021
Tyler is a unique soul. Kind, sweet, caring and gregarious. I remember walking with him around the block (at Grandma & Papa's house) when he was 3 or 4 years old and him stopping to talk to neighbors in the yard. He didn't know them, was just saying 'hi' and being his open, friendly and outgoing self. I loved taking him trick-or-treating! He would fill his pumpkin with his two favorite stuffed animals, wanting to take them along. I asked him where was he going to put his candy. There was another pumpkin and he handed it to me and said, "You carry it." He paid attention to the all the decorations as we approached a house. It would take several minutes before making it to the door because he was commenting on what he was seeing. So adorable! When he got a little older I took him hiking. Tyler was always ready for an adventure. He loved being read to, especially when Papa told his 'true' bedtime stories. Even as a little boy, he would listen attentively when adults spoke to him. He was curious of the world about him. He could hold a tune even as a young child and really enjoyed singing. Tyler--Preshi boy--my sweet, kind big-hearted nephew. My life has been blessed because of the precious time I had with you. You will forever be in my heart as I will think of you every single day; my life walk having forever changed without your presence. Forever love, hugs, and kisses! Aunt Sammy
Posted by Karen Matz on March 14, 2021
Tyler lit up a room, he was so kind. He loved to sing. He was an artist, he drew pictures for us and painted us a birdhouse. He would play cards with us every night we were with him. We watched movies together and had lots of sleepovers. He would eat crepes with tons of powdered sugar and he loved Colosimo's Sauage. Our time with him was very special and we will treasure every minute we had with him. It is a pleasure to have such a beautiful grandson in our family. Love you forever, Grandma and Papa

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Posted by sue s on April 8, 2021
We are very sorry for your loss

Squire Family
Posted by Gary Whitman on March 31, 2021
Dear Dave-
I am very sorry to hear about Tyler. I can't imagine anything more difficult for a parent than to lose a beautiful child.

I am thinking of you and I am praying for you and your family during these trying times. May Tyler's memory be a blessing.

With Sympathy,
Gary Whitman
Posted by Alea Ashline on March 28, 2021
Dave,
I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through right now, and I’m so sorry you have to deal with this kind of loss.  My heart goes out to you all.
Alea
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Tyler and Basketball

Tyler was so excited to play basketball for the same school that his brother played, LCC.  When he made freshmen team and was a starter at the beginning of the season, he was thrilled. He gained new confidence and worked incredibly hard. He continued working hard, working with a trainer and working out at the gym with his friends and brothers. He would make me drop him off for practice almost an hour early so he could warm up before the other guys arrived and he was often the very last one to leave - although sometimes that was just changing his shoes.  He always wanted to be super early for his games so we often caught the end of the previous games before he had to be there. Tyler continued with basketball until covid made it almost impossible for our players to play. He taught everyone in our new neighborhood how to play the game and set up drills for the younger kids.  He was very well liked in our old and new neighborhood and spread his love of basketball with new players at school and with the kids in our neighborhood. 

Young Tyler fights bad guys all day!

As a young child, Tyler used to fight bad guys all day, jumping and kicking and running around the room or yard.  When his doctors commented on his remarkable BMI I used to say, "Well, he does aerobics for hours every day". He wore a spiderman outfit (or two at once) every day.  He would thank me for letting him wear spiderman to the store and I would say, "Well, it's always good to have spiderman protecting me."  He would beam!  He loved all girls and would insist I wait in the long line if a young girl was running the register, so he could talk to her.
When camping with friends, Tyler met Hailey (a sweet young smart and kind girl )10 years older than him.  He sat by her tent every day until she awoke every morning.  She was the light in his day during that camping trip.  When our friends visited us with their daughter Kate, Tyler fell in love immediately, holding her hand and going everywhere with her.


Recent stories

Hard working

Shared by Toni Daugherty on April 14, 2021
Tyler was such a hard worker.  He used to sit at the kitchen table 3pm-11pm doing homework - nonstop.  I would set his meals next to his computer and he would eat and work.  I would beg him to take a break but he wanted A's.  He always had to spend more time than other students but his last report card was all A's and 1 B (Spanish - he hated learning Spanish, ha!)  Sometimes I could convince him to go out and shoot some hoop but he would sit right back down and work. Then he would set his alarm for 6am so he could take a quiz before class.  He really wanted to succeed. 

Keep the stories coming!

Shared by Tory Hill on March 29, 2021
Hi Daugherty family, I love reading stories about Tyler. Keep them coming 

BasketBall

Shared by Samantha Madsen on March 19, 2021
One of my many joys was watching Tyler play basketball. He is so athletic, made the movements look easy. So fun to watch! This is his sophomore year.