May 29, 1989 – October 28, 2023
Our beloved son and brother, Tyler Ineo Montgomery, suddenly departed this life due to an aortic aneurysm on October 28, 2023 at the age of 34.
Tyler was born May 29, 1989 in Redwood City. He learned to play the saxophone while still young, discovering a lifelong passion for music. As his talent grew, he picked up the guitar, piano, drums and vocals. At age 13, Tyler co-founded and played sax with the band “Bad Karma,” which continued as a jazz and classic rock group for over two decades. His high school band “The Doppler Effect” won a Battle of the Bands at UC Berkeley and recorded in-studio.
Tyler spent years volunteering at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple and local music schools. He taught Dharma School and gave ukulele lessons to church seniors. Tyler loved supporting the student recitals at Momo’z Art Music and Movement in Half Moon Bay, inspiring the young musicians to shine.
Tyler was a big SF Giants baseball fan. He basically lived at Oracle Park and traveled to other stadiums across the country. Recently, he made the trip to Cooperstown and was totally captivated. Tyler’s escape was DC Comics, and he made a yearly pilgrimage to San Diego Comic-Con with the same close friends. Tyler was also a video game savant who made friends across the world online — and who only played on the highest difficulty setting.
Tyler worked for over 7 years as a Technical Writer for Rockwell Automation. He had been designing an AI help desk to answer users’ questions about their software.
Kind, compassionate, and wise beyond his years, Tyler leaves behind his parents Wayne and Denise, brother Wes and sister Kristin. Please join us in remembering Tyler on Saturday, December 2 at 2pm, at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto. Donations in Tyler’s memory may be made to the Giants Community Fund, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund or the Bay Area Rock Project.