Michael Tylatynk, a resident of Jenkintown for many years and formerly of Philadelphia, died Monday, June 18, 2018 after a short illness. He was 72.
Born in Worgl, Austria, Mike was the son of the late Joseph and Maria (Makuch) Tylatynyk.
He grew up in the Ludlow section of the city and attended Immaculate Conception Grade School. He graduated Murrell Dobbins Vocational School (where he played soccer and baseball) in 1965 and entered the United States Marine Corps in January of 1966; he served with the 2nd Marine Division, 6th Marine Regiment, Fleet Marine Force in Viet Nam and was discharged in January of 1968 with the rank of Lance Corporal.
On October 4, 1969 Mike married the former Regina Andrusko at the Ukrainian Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. They moved from the old neighborhood to the 2nd and Godfrey area of the city before moving to Jenkintown in 1989.
Mike worked for Bethlehem Steel for a year after leaving the Marine Corps before he took the test for the US Postal Service where he worked as a letter carrier until he retired in January of 2008.
He is survived by his wife Regina Tylatnyk (nee Andrusko); his brother John Tylatnyk; his nieces Tara Bailey (Rick), Brina Tylatynk and Tammy Tylatynk; his aunt Hilda Hryniuk and his cousin Helen Hryniuk.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Friday from 9 AM to 10:30 AM at the Fletcher-Nasevich Funeral Home. Panahyda prayers will be sung at 10 AM. Requiem Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 AM at Annunciation BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church, Melrose Park. Burial will follow at St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Elkins Park, PA.