Clifford J. Tyack

Aug 31, 1916 - Mar 30, 2010


Passed away peacefully on March 30, 2010 at the age of 93. Born August 31, 1916 in Butte, Montana, he was the only child of Clifford and Irene Tyack. The family moved west to Bellingham, Washington, and from there, when Cliff was in his early teens, the family moved to Sacramento. Cliff lived in Sacramento, with only a few interruptions, for the rest of his life.

Cliff graduated from Sacramento High School in 1933 and went to work for the California Division of Highways, later Caltrans. Except for the war years, which he spent working as an Army cartographer in India, Cliff worked for the Division of Highways for 40 years, retiring from his job as a comptroller in 1973. He continued as an active member of SIRs for many years.

Cliff married Constance Alexander in 1940, and they had two sons, Gary and Steve. They built their first house after the war on 2nd Avenue near the old State Fairgrounds, and then moved to the new south area suburb of Parkway Estates in 1955.

Cliff took up golf after his retirement, and he and Connie golfed and traveled together and with their friends. He liked to cook, and he and Connie entertained at home, often preparing their signature Cornish pasties. They also enjoyed dining out with friends and family. And no one played Pinochle better than Cliff did.

Cliff was blessed with lifelong friendships. Those who knew and loved him will remember his generosity, his love of a good joke, and his ability to make any occasion a special one.

Cliff is survived by his wife Connie; Gary and Beverly Tyack; Steve and Jane Tyack; granddaughters Dulcey Hemingsen, Caren Weintraub (Scott), Margo Tyack, and Julia Tyack; grandchildren Madalyn, Noah, and Hayden Hemingsen and Lennon and Calla Weintraub; and godson Mark Farley and wife Pam. The family requests that remembrances be sent to the charity of your choice.

Funeral Home:
Andrews & Greilich Mortuary
3939 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA
US 95820


  • Tico Arnese says:

    Upon looking for an obituary for my cousin, I found Mr. Tyack’s obit; my mother’s maiden name was Tyack. Her sister’s name was Irene and her paternal grandmother’s name was Jane. Too much of a coincidence, are we related??????????????????????

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