Albert Ray Tyrrell
Colonel, United States Air Force
A. RAY TYRRELL former husband of Sussie F. Pettersen Tyrrell, formerly of 3030 Park, Bridgeport, Connecticut. died on Thursday, May 15, 2003 in Cambridge Manor, Fairfield Connecticut.
Son of the late Lawrence Ray and Nina Mobley Tyrrell, he was born on September 21, 1919 in Indianapolis, Indiana and spent most of his life in Washington, DC. He was a graduate of Harvard University, Class of 1948.
Before his retirement in 1985 he was a Vice President of Government Affairs at Atlas Corp. in Washington, DC.
Colonel Tyrrell served as a U.S. Army Air Corp Colonel in the 359 Fighter Group and the 368 Fighter Squadron 8th Air Force during World War II where he received the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, and was a prisoner of war in Germany.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a founding member of The American Air Museum in Britain, a member of the National Air Force Association and a 1990 Charter Member of the U.S. Committee for the Battle of Normandy Museum. He was also a lifetime member of the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, and a Mason in the Las Palmas Ponderosa Masonic Lodge No. 366, Fresno, California.
Colonel Tyrrell is survived by two sons, Carl Fredrik Aas; Robert W. Tyrrell, both of Norway; a daughter, Nina F.T. Engstrom and her husband Mark; two grandchildren Anna F. and Christopher W. Engstrom, all of Fairfield.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First
Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield on Saturday, May 24, 2003
at 11:00 a.m. Committal will be in the Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Fairfield Relay
For Life, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, Connecticut 06897.