Tyler R. Christman, 14, Carthage

CARTHAGE, NY —  Tyler R. Christman, 14, Carthage, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at SUNY Upstate Hospital in Syracuse.

Born Feb. 20, 2007, in Carthage, the son of Jason S. and Samantha J. (Parks) Christman, he was currently a freshman at Carthage Central High School.

Tyler had a passion for many things. He loved football and lacrosse. He started to drive race cars when he was four years old. He loved four wheeling, dirt bikes & snowmobiles. His wheelies were heart stopping to watch. He loved hunting and fishing.

Tyler did all things with passion and grit. His ability to talk and connect with people of all ages was a very special trait of his. He could walk into a room of strangers and make them all into friends.

Tyler Christman lived life to the fullest and has helped others do the same by giving the gift of life through organ donation to the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network.

He is survived by his parents, Jason and Samantha Christman, Carthage; two brothers, Zachary S. and Dylan J. Christman, Carthage; his paternal grandparents, Scott and Violet Christman, Carthage; his maternal grandparents, Bill and Jeanne Parks, Carthage; his paternal great grandfather, Ross Christman, Carthage; his aunts, Stephanie (Chad) Bauder and Faith Parks; his uncles, John and Will Parks; and his cousins, Sophia and Olivia Bauder, Noah Parks and Parker Houghton.

A memorial service to honor his life will be held noon Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Evans Mills Speedway, US Route 11, Evans Mills, with Deacon Richard Staab officiating. Everyone is encouraged to wear red.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are with the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a scholarship fund to be established in Memory of Tyler R. Christman, c/o Jason S. Christman, 4529 Old State Road, Carthage, NY 13619.

To leave an online condolence, go to www.bezanillafh.com.