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Tyler Alspaugh

Tyler Lee Alspaugh, 63, of Reno, Nev., died Thursday, March 24, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno.

Mr. Alspaugh was born March 9, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio, to James Richard and Patricia Ann (Carlisle) Alspaugh. He was raised in Fenton, Mich., and moved to Los Angeles in 1959. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Merriam Berger. He was a former resident of Penn Valley, He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and studied at Desilu Studios, pursuing a career in acting and photography. He also taught cabinet making, was an avid reader and enjoyed poetry.

He is survived by his son, William Tyler of Denver, Colo.; ex-wife, Merriam Berger of Denver; mother, Patricia Alspaugh of Grass Valley; brother and sister-in-law, James Richard Alspaugh Jr. and Judi Alspaugh of Reno; sisters and brothers-in-law Diane and David Fell of Henderson, Nev., Elizabeth and John Senn of Kona, Hawaii, Mary and Steaven Lingo of Costa Mesa, and Cindy Alspaugh and Wes Turner of Lake Tahoe; uncles and aunts Clarence S. and Agnes Alspaugh of Sylvania, Ohio, James and Nancy Carlisle of Rochester, Mich., William and Mary Ann Carlisle of Toledo, Ohio, and Dorothy and Wayne Willingham of Manchester, Mich; nephews and nieces-in-law Gregory and Catherine Fell of Grosse Ile, Mich., Christopher and Michelle Senn of Kona, Hawaii, Bradley and Melanie Fell of Pleasant Hill, and Joshua and Kimberly Lingo of Phoenix, Ariz.; nephews Brandon Senn of Grass Valley and Matthew Alspaugh of Reno; nieces and nephews-in-law Anna and Matthew Mhoon of Live Oaks and Jennifer and Jean-Paul Beaubien of Michigan; niece, Tani Alspaugh Edelson of Lake Tahoe; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and 28 cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, James Alspaugh, in 2005; sister, Mary Patrica in 1943; and nieces Julie Alspaugh in 1959 and Kyler Lingo in 2004.

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