BUCKSPORT – Tyler J. Manduca, 18, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, in Palermo. Tyler was born Jan. 2, 1993, in Waterville, the son of Russell J. Manduca and Stacy L. (Spaulding) Coombs.
He graduated from Bucksport High School in 2011. He was ready to enlist the U.S. Air Force, where he was going into the field of engineering. Tyler was employed in the produce department at Hannaford, Bucksport.
Tyler was predeceased by his father, Russell J. Manduca; and paternal grandmother, Jeannine Manduca. He is survived by his mother, Stacy Coombs and her husband, Timothy, of Bucksport; his two sisters, Kirsten Coombs of Bucksport and Kailyn (Manduca) Pelkey and her husband, Tyler, and their children, Logan and Liam, of Augusta; his stepmother, Tammy Manduca of Augusta; maternal grandparents, Annette and Ronald Hood of Benton; paternal grandparents, William Manduca and his wife, Cathy, of Dresden; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and his girlfriend, Katy Bridges of Bucksport.
Visiting hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, where a memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, with the Rev. Jack Quigg officiating. Donations may be made to the Kyle and Tyler Manduca Fund, care of Bangor Savings Bank, 366 Main St., Waterville, ME 04901 or dropped off at any of these local branches in Skowhegan, Winslow, Waterville and Bucksport. Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. Online guest book may be signed at