Tyler R. Cooney, age 29, of Edinboro, died Sunday, February 2, 2014. He was the son of Timothy E. Cooney of Girard and Karen Brink Oster of Edinboro, born in Erie on September 4, 1984.

Cooney, Tyler R.Tyler grew up in Edinboro, graduated from General McLane High School, and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Edinboro University. For the past ten years he worked as a sales associate in the sporting goods industry and was an expert gunsmith. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and archery. Tyler is remembered by his family as having a wonderful heart and being a man of faith. He was well-loved and will be missed by many.

Family members include his father, Timothy E. Cooney; his mother, Karen Oster (Dale); four brothers, Benjamin Stuller (Amanda) and their daughter Anya Lee, all of Venango, Jeremiah Davis of Chicago, Jared Cooney of Edinboro, and Seth Oster of Maryland; his grandparents, Doris Cooney, and Ted and Nancy Brink, all of Erie; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Friday, February 7th at 11:00 a.m. The Cooney family suggests memorials be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.