TYLER, Gary Lee

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Last Name
 
TYLER
Given Names
 
Gary Lee
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
8/3/1958
Age at Death
 
20
Place of Birth
 
Los Angeles, California
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Male
Religion
 
Family Tree
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
8/4/1977
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 28
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
student (PT occupation record); P.A. equipment
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Gary Tyler was the assistant to Scott Thomas, Jr, 21, our impresario of P.A. recordings and microphones for performance. Their lieutenant was Lillie Victor, 20. As closely as they worked over the years, and as tightly coordinated as they always were, I see all three listed as "singles" in Jonestown, so they must have loved their jobs as much as they seemed to, and despite their close working relationship, never dallied with personal involvements, not with each other or anybody else. This team that stood the test of time had another thing in common. None of them had any family members in Jonestown. They all came to the Temple alone, but were never alone, really. Gary, you and your coworkers were a symphony of intense focus and cooperation in action, and we were touched by angels, just having you among us for awhile. RIP, Gary, you were so fine. You will live in our hearts forever.” - Kathryn (Tropp) Barbour