Former Pasadena City Councilman Sid Tyler Dies

Flags at Pasadena City Hall have been lowered in tribute

Published : Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 3:35 PM

Former Pasadena City Councilmember Sid Tyler died Friday after collapsing while riding his bicycle in Pasadena the day before.

Tyler may have suffered a heart attack and reportedly fell into the path of an oncoming car near Marengo Avenue and California Boulevard. He was transported to the Huntington Hospital.

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard issued a statement Friday, remembering Tyler as one of Pasadena’s “ most distinguished and admired citizens.”

“He was distinguished for his accomplishments in the private sector, including as a senior financial executive in health services, and in the public sector, as a dedicated and effective member of the Pasadena City Council,” Bogaard said. “He was admired for his steady and humane friendship for all of the persons who came to know him.”

Tyler was a well-known member of the Pasadena City Council from 1997-2009.

Bogaard went on to say “this community will not be the same without Sid Tyler, who was uniquely able to offer effective help and impeccable judgment on the many issues Pasadena has faced over the years.  When the problem on the table was too complicated for the rest of us, it was Sid Tyler to whom we turned for a thoughtful and workable solution.”

Tyler is survived by his wife Betsey and four grown children.

He was a graduate of Harvard College where he earned a BA in American Government. After college he served in the Marine Corps. He worked for Tenet Healthcare Corporation where he retired a Executive Vice President.

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