Friday, August 30, 2019

In Memoriam Max Tyms

Sadly, we must report that long-time member Max Tyms died Thursday evening due to complications from a stroke.  He was 61.  His wife Tanya said that there are no services planned by the family.

Max will certainly be missed by everyone who has worked at IRM at any time in the last 30 years.  For much of that period, he was almost a one-man line department, and has left an enduring legacy in much of our current electrical system, which is of course at the heart of the Museum's operation.  He was a long-time member of the IBEW, of course, and took great pride in the quality of his work.  It's doubtful that anyone who ever met or worked with Max will forget him.

And actually, I can think of no better tribute than a piece that Max himself wrote several years ago, which we posted here.  He was a man of strong opinions, and never hesitated to advance the causes he believed in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sad news indeed.
C Kronenwetter