Louis A. Tyska

Louis A. Tyska, 80, of Hollis, NH, died Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Nashua Crossings. EVERYONE LOVED LOU! Lou, as he was known, was born July 24, 1934, in Montclair, NJ, and was the son of the late Louis Anthony and Chauncey Ucci Tyska.

Lou graduated from Belleville High School in 1952. He attended Bloomfield College and the Kellogg School at Penn State University. He was a graduate of the NJ State Police Academy in Sea Girt, NJ, and was a policeman in Glen Ridge, NJ, for five years. He later became a Supervising Special Agent for the Waterfront Crime Commission of NY & NJ. He also served as a Senior Special Agent in the NY office for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He was transferred to Washington, D.C., in 1975, where he was appointed Chief of the Cargo Security and Control Branch, Division of Inspection and Control. Lou followed his public enforcement career with a career in the private sector and served as Director of Security at Timex Corporation and Vice President at Revlon Inc. Later, he worked for Fidelity Investments, where he served as Vice President of Protective Services.

Lou was a Korean War veteran, serving aboard the USS Curtiss AV4 1952-1955. He was an active life member of VFW Post 11373, Hollis-Brookline, and served several years as Chaplain. He served on the Board of Directors for the Nashua Pastoral Care Center 2003-07, now known as The Open Door. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society for Greater Nashua and was President from 2007-10. He was on the board of the Hollis-Brookline Rotary, the Nashua Pastoral Society.

He was a life member of the American Society for Industrial Security International (ASIS), a 36,000-member trade association, serving as President and Chairman of the board, 1981-82.

Lou was a prolific reader and writer. He, along with his co-author/editor, wrote more than eighteen books for their profession to follow. He authored numerous articles for periodicals, magazines as well as governmental publications and regulations. He taught, lectured, and spoke on crime prevention and participated in numerous interviews on radio and television, including CBS 60 Minutes. In 2000, Lou was presented the Industry Leadership Award by the National Cargo Security Council, where he was chairman and author of the publication “Guidelines for Cargo Security & Loss Control.”

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Julie, and his three children: Craig Anthony and his wife, Donna, of Guilford, Ct., Christopher Marc, of Hollis, NH, and Asha Tyska McLaughlin and her husband, Dr. Mark McLaughlin, of Williamsburg, VA, and daughter-in-law Cyd Tyska, of Natick, MA. He was predeceased by his son Kevin Andrew in 2008. He is also survived by his sister, Virginia Mary McHale, of Fort Myers, FL; brother-in-law, Reverend Dr. Timothy and his wife, Sue Parsons, of Norway, Me; and niece, Frances, of Los Angeles, CA. But his most cherished moments were spending time with his eight grandchildren, who lovingly called him “Boppie” – Jessica, Kayla, Kendra, Jake, Ellie, Samantha, Oliver, and Lucian. Lou will be greatly missed by all of his friends whom he collected along the way.

He was a member of the Parish of the Resurrection, Nashua, NH.

The family would like to thank the wonderful, dedicated caregivers at Nashua Crossings as well as Hospice Home and Health Care. In lieu of flowers, please offer donations to the VFW Post 11373, P.O. Box 1012, Hollis, NH 03049 or the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd., Nashua, NH 03064.

Services: Visiting hours will be held Friday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at the Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad St., Nashua, NH 03063. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may meet at the church. Burial will be private and held at a later date at the convenience of the family. An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com (603) 883-3401.