Newspaper Articles that appeared after the Death of Mr. Tye

Boston financial advisor, Jonathan Lonske, put together a scrapbook of the newspaper and magazine articles that appeared after the Death of Mr. Tye. In a letter to the family that accompanied the collection, Mr. Lonske expressed his feelings of admiration as follows:

“The first time I met Ray Tye was at a breakfast meeting in 2008. The tone of the meeting was appropriately subdued but my fist impressions of him were not. Ray struck me right away as a man who was dignified, impeccably dressed, a clear communicator with a piercing intellect, yet respectful and welcoming. Those attributes were
evident every time I saw him, and as impressive as he was to me I heard from family and friends that over the course of his life he had been much, much more. After he passed away I was able to see just how much more in the glowing news articles about his life, accomplishments, and kindness to others. It was wonderful to see that the world was being told at last about the extraordinary life of generosity led by the man who never spoke of it himself. I was inspired, as one whose life was changed for the better by Ray, to collect as much as possible of what was written in his memory and put it into a scrapbook for those who knew and loved him best, to keep alive the memory of his achievements and generosity.”

FOLLOWING ARE SOME EXCERPTS FROM THOSE MANY NEWS ARTICLES:


“A local legend known for his generosity in donating financial aid to everyone he could, lost his battle with cancer Wednesday. Ray Tye was always happy to help people who came from different faiths and different countries; the only thing that mattered to him was that they needed help. He read the local newspapers every Sunday with his wife in a cozy weekly ritual, and without fail he would find someone to help. ‘As soon as he reached for that phone, I’d know,’ said his wife Eileen yesterday. ‘He’d call and say he’d buy that family a new wheelchair, or that he’d like to pay for the team’s hockey equipment that had been stolen. These things brought him enormous joy. They just filled his life.’ In 2008 when he read about parishioners at St. Peter’s Catholic Church trying to raise money to save their historic parish, he donated $25,000 for emergency repairs. ‘I’m Jewish, but that’s beside the point,’ he told the Herald at the time. People from around the globe remember him with love and gratitude and as a person whose selflessness was unsurpassed.”
The Boston Herald

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PRESIDENT, Eileen Tye
VICE PRESIDENT, Terri Carlson
CUSTODIAN OF FUNDS, Bank of America