Tyler I. Bean ’61 died on December 25, 2022, in Orleans, Vermont.
(The following was provided by the Newport Daily Express on December 26, 2022)
Ever the “thespian,” Tyler I. Bean, 83, of Orleans, VT, chose Christmas Day, 2022 to take his final curtain call. He was born in Springfield, VT, on Dec. 1, 1939 ,to Arthur Insley and Ruth (Tyler) Bean. He attended Springfield Elementary/High School, graduating in 1957. He entered Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, before joining the U.S. Army. He first attended the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music in VA. Afterward, he was stationed at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, AK, where he played French horn in the post band, traveling to many places in Alaska for concerts. After his active service, he returned to Vermont, where he attended the University of Vermont, majoring in forestry. Here he met his future wife, Marie Hoadley of South Woodstock, VT. They were married in August 1964. They went to Orono, ME, where Tyler continued studying forestry at the University of Maine. There, he decided to change majors to education, so it was back to Burlington and UVM where he graduated in 1966 with a bachelor of science in Education. Tyler taught at Burlington High School for two years before moving to Orleans and Lake Region Union High School where he taught science for thirty-one years, retiring in 1999. During this time, he spent many summers taking courses at several different colleges around the northeast before going back to UVM where he received a master of science degree for teachers in 1974. One of his greatest pleasures was music. He joined the Vermont 40th National Guard Army Band, serving for a number of years, playing in concerts all over Vermont. While at LRUHS he played in the school band whenever a French horn was needed. He performed in twelve of their musicals, enjoying every moment of acting with the students, and was in three of the Derby Stock Company musicals. He was a fisherman, and rabbit and deer hunter, all which he enjoyed immensely. He savored the opportunity to ice fish with his father-in-law, and both were so excited when Tyler caught a 37″/18 lb. lake trout out of Seymour Lake in 1977. Once the trails were packed, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling were a favorite get-back-in-the-hills pastime. One “bucket list” item was to tap the maples on his land in Sheffield. The sap was delivered to Earle Randall’s sugarhouse, where he helped him with gathering and boiling. Golf also became a passion after his son got him interested in it.
Tyler is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Marie; his daughter, Jennifer Bartlau and her husband, Werner, of Jeffersonville, VT; his son, Gregory Bean, and his wife, Kirstina, of Newport, VT; three grandsons, Thomas Bartlau and his wife, Jessica, of Marlborough, MA, Chandler Martin of Jacksonville, FL, and Jacob Bean of Newport, VT; one granddaughter, Morgan Bartlau of Jeffersonville, VT; a brother, Donald Bean, and his wife, Karen, of Bethel, ME; two sisters, Mary Bloom and her husband, Stephen, of South Portland, ME, and Emily Tocci and her husband, Gregory of Windham, ME; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife’s parents, and seven cousins.