Jane Tyler Christie, 84, Grew Up in Darien, DHS Class of ’53, Led YWCA of Greater Baltimore

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Jane Tyler Christie, 84, a long time Baltimore Area resident, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2020 in the company of family members in Auburn, Pennsylvania.

ObitBorn in 1935 in Stamford to Walter and Janet Tyler, Jane spent her childhood in Darien, enjoying all that Long Island Sound had to offer. Jane graduated from Darien High School in 1953, obtaining her master’s degree from Harvard-Radcliff, where she met her husband, the late Alden Christie.

Jane had a long career with the YWCA before retiring as the executive directer of the YWCA of the Greater Baltimore Area. She dedicated her life to helping those in need and supported numerous charities.

She was an avid reader, and regularly read a book a day.

Jane is survived by her long time friend and companion, Terry Hansen of Nottingham, Maryland; her daughter, Lynn Kolacz (Steve) of Forest Hill, Maryland; nieces and nephews Bill Tyler (Denise) of Auburn;. Dan Tyler (Colleen) of Shelton; and Amy Capozzoli (Bob) of Freeport, New York.; as well as great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents Jane was preceded in death by her brother, Walter H. Tyler Jr. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven Pennsylvania was in charge of final arrangements.

Please consider donating a book to a local library or contributing to a charity of your choice in her memory.

This obituary, from Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home, was published in the Baltimore Sun.

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