Daniel Michael Tydings

Daniel Michael Tydings

Daniel Michael Tydings

April 13, 1942~January 14, 2024

Daniel Michael Tydings 81 of Crestview, FL passed away peacefully at home on January 14, 2024. Michael was born on April 13, 1942 in Rochester, NY to Daniel L. and Katherine Tydings. He was raised in Rochester, NY until leaving to join the United States Air Force. While stationed at Minot AFB, he met and married Lois Tydings (Moen). They were married 60 years until his death.

Michael had one brother, Leo (Jeanette) Tydings and one sister Suzan (Joe DiMaria) Tydings.

Michael had one son, Adam (Tammy) Tydings, and two daughters, Robin Tydings-Willis and Dorothea Myhre. He had five grandchildren: Augie, Ryan, Meagan, Emily, and Monika and two great-grandchildren.

Michael served in the United States Air Force for 22+ years. A Vietnam veteran, Michael served at numerous duty stations to include Alaska, Turkey, Germany, Hawaii, and retired at Eglin AFB, FL. After retirement from the USAF, he worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). As a survivor of the 9/11 Attacks at the Pentagon, he patriotically served over 40 years in both the armed forces and as a US Government civilian.

Michael was very passionate about soccer. While living in Hawaii, he began officiating soccer games. He eventually became the states Head Official for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). After moving to Crestview, FL in 1982, Michael volunteered to start youth soccer leagues in Crestview and he officiated some of those very first games at the fields behind North Okaloosa Medical Center.

Michael is preceded in death by his father Daniel L. Tydings and mother Katherine Tydings. His great-uncle Pa (Stephen Greenwald) and great-aunt Ma (Elisabeth Greenwald).

Michael is survived by his wife, Lois (Moen) Tydings. His brother Leo F. Tydings (Jeanette). His sister Suzan DiMaria (Joe). His son Adam Z. Tydings (Tammy) and their daughters Meagan and Emily. His daughter Robin Tydings-Willis and her sons Augie and Ryan. His daughter Dorothea Myhre and her daughter Monika and great-grandchildren Isabella and Emoree.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel at Brackney Funeral Service, 480 E James Lee Blvd, Crestview, FL 32539. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel at Brackney Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Pet Welfare

P.O. Box 1914

Eglin AFB, FL 32542

683 Range Road

(850) 678-5066


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Dianne Tomlin

January 17, 2024, 11:55 pm

To Lois, Robin, Family & Caretakers;

It was a privilege to care for Mr. Mike this past fall. Please accept my sincere & deepest condolences for you all.

He was quite unique and I enjoyed all his stories about his career and life experiences. I will never forget him nor any of you, as you immediately became like my own family.

Thank you for your confidence in me to take care of him. I will remember fondly all of you always. If I can ever be of help to any of you, please don’t hesitate to call on me.

May God grant all of you only His perfect peace as you go through this difficult and stressful time. My love and prayers to all of you.

Dianne Tomlin

Tony DeBellis

January 19, 2024, 12:14 am

My deepest condolences to tge Tydings family. May the Lord welcome Michael to his loving arms.

Tom and Diane Meehan

January 19, 2024, 5:34 pm

Leo and the entire Tydings Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time with the passing of your Brother. Like many of the family, he led a life of service that you can all be proud of. Take care.

Michael Prince

January 19, 2024, 6:36 pm

Prayers for Daniel’s soul and for his family and friends at this difficult time. May the peace of Jesus Christ surround all of you.

Carl Saporito

January 19, 2024, 9:19 pm

Leo so sorry for your loss
I’m sure he will be missed
A true Patriot
Stay safe brother

Joseph Cimino - ARPALER President

January 20, 2024, 1:40 pm

On behalf of the ARPALER membership, I offer our sincerest condolences to you and the Tydings family. God Bless Daniel, he really served his country and community well. May he rest in peace because he certainly earned it.

Julie Losey

January 20, 2024, 5:39 pm

With deepest sympathy and condolences to the Tyding family.
It was a true honor to care for Mr. Mike.
Enjoyed the stories from his past along with all the great things Mr. Mike did for our country over the years serving in the military.
Mr. Mike touched my life in ways as well as others with his kindness and love.

Julie Losey

Rob Dewey

January 20, 2024, 9:27 pm

To Lt. Leo and family,
Cathy and I offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother and family member.
I encourage you to remember all the good memories and save those good photos.
Rob and Cathy Dewey–RPD retired

Clifton H Manns, Sr

January 21, 2024, 4:29 pm

Leo and the entire Tydings Family, I pray your strength during this time. I did not know, but want to thank Daniel for his service to this great country, and his passion for our youth. I would image that the Family is most proud of him, and thank you for sharing Daniels life with the several communities that he lived, and this Country he served. GOD Bless….

Mike Ammons, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret)

January 21, 2024, 11:39 pm

I worked with Mike in the DIA, Iraq Intel Working Group. We were a team of 13 and knew him as Pop Tydings. We often bantered with each other as only vets will do, and Pop could give and take with the best of us. I stayed in touch with Pop for many years afterwards. I am sad for his passing but happy to have known him. Pop was a good man and a friend.

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