Rebecca Ann "Becky" Tylka

March 9, 1950 - July 26, 2019
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Rebecca “Becky” A. Tylka, 69, of New Philadelphia passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 26, 2019, in her home following a short battle with cancer.

Born on March 9, 1950 in Dover, she was the daughter of the late Vincent Joseph and Pauline Ruth (Martin) Tylka, Jr.

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Rebecca “Becky” A. Tylka, 69, of New Philadelphia passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 26, 2019, in her home following a short battle with cancer.

Born on March 9, 1950 in Dover, she was the daughter of the late Vincent Joseph and Pauline Ruth (Martin) Tylka, Jr.

Becky was a 1968 graduate of New Philadelphia High School, and continued to enjoy comradery with her classmates at frequent get-togethers. Her formal education continued at both the University of Houston and Bowling Green State University, where she obtained her bachelors and masters degrees.

Becky was passionate about mentoring and coaching others to reach their full professional potential. She owned Momentum Career Services and was also a franchise owner of the greater Canton/Akron chapter of AmSpirit Business Connections. Other entrepreneurial successes included coaching executives with Avon, Lee Hecht Harrison, and founding TLC Travel in 1985 to name a few.

Most importantly, she was a devoted mother and family member. Becky was a cheerleader for Brandon whether it was personally or professionally. She often lent a helping hand to his friends and others and delighted in their successes. Her kind, selfless, loving, and supportive spirit will be missed by many, but cherished always.

She will be deeply missed by her son, Brandon A. (partner, Rachel Stringfellow) Tylka; granddaughter, Aurora Rini Tylka; her special cousin, Debbie Avon; and several other cousins and a large, extended family.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia with a Christian Wake service at 7:45 p.m. Father Jimmy Hatfield will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Burial alongside her parents will follow at Calvary Cemetery, New Philadelphia. Friends are invited to the St. Joseph Family Life Center following the committal service for a light luncheon.

Contributions in Becky’s memory may be made to The Quaker Foundation where a scholarship will be established in her name, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.


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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church


613 North Tuscarawas Avenue
Dover, OH 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia


Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm

St. Joseph Family Life Center


613 N Tuscarawas Ave
Dover, Ohio 44622

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Donation Information

Quaker Foundation

P.O. Box 627
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: March 9, 1950
Died: July 26, 2019

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Karen Kosegi posted on 9/20/19

Im so very sorry you left us so soon. You were and will be my every encouragement. Your smile and wonderful personality will be missed. Thank you for being you.


Natalie Kalista posted on 8/9/19

So sorry to hear of Becky's passing. I got to know her when she would come to the transitions cafe' meetings here at Office Evolution in Worthington. She was always one of my favorite people to see even if it was only once a month. She was an incredible lady and every time I saw her she always had a smile on her face. I'm so saddened that I never got to tell her how much I enjoyed getting to know her here. Blessings to you and your family, as you go through this difficult time. Just remember she is at peace and no longer suffering. Warmest Regards to all of you. -Natalie


Karen Pace posted on 7/31/19

Looking back, I met your MaMa when she was about 10 yrs. old and taking dance lessons with Charlotte Wherley. Becky took private tap and baton lessons from me at my home. Years passed and we both moved on. I ran into your grandmother at the hospital and she kept me up to date with Becky and you all the while bringing us fabulous cookies. Becky never ceased to speak of you. She was soooo happy when you and Rachael connected and flew on cloud nine when Auoroa was born. Well, we have to add "baby" which gave her pleasure and not so much in the winter("Baby was on baby time." She was a great neighbor and you were the most considerate and loving son anyone could hope for. Rest in Peace Becky.


Carol Lewis posted on 7/31/19

My sincerest condolences to the Tylka family. My memory of Becky was that of RA (Resident Assistant) at Ashland College (now Ashland University) on my floor of Amstutz Hall in the mid seventies. She would not remember me but I have never forgotten her and her smile and pleasant personality. You have my deepest sympathies. Carol (Ditcher) Lewis


Cinda Godfrey posted on 7/31/19

So very sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed.


Linnette L Hayden posted on 7/30/19

It is hard to summarize how much Becky meant to so many people. She was always the cheerleader, the confidant, the role model, the mentor, the ever encouraging breath of fresh air we all needed. I am thankful the Lord brought her into my life and will be forever grateful for all she taught me. My deepest condolences to the Tylka family because although everyone that knew her loved her, no one will feel her absence more than her family. She was so very proud of all of you. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.


Mary Kay Slowikowski posted on 7/30/19

Becky was a strong role model for women. Back in the day, she taught Future Woman Seminars, which helped women set goals and reach balance on their way to their God Given Potential. Everyone rallied around her as a leader, because she was real. Becky was blessed with a warm personality and a good heart. Women followed her, because she was a light of hope for them. Brandon, her son, was always mentioned by her. She delighted in everything he did and shared his growing up years with us. The last time, I spoke with her, she spoke of her granddaughter, Aurora. This baby was a joy for her in every way We have honored Becky and now give her over to the Good Lord. May God bless the family that is left behind in many ways, so that they always honor Becky.


Marsha Williams posted on 7/29/19

Dear Brandon,Aurora and family, I am so very sorry for your loss.I graduated from high school with Becky and then did her hair as her hair dresser for several years along with her wonderful Aunt Jean Avon. Becky and I got reacquainted at the nphs girls dinner where she shared of her illness. My husband Harold passed away in March from the same condition so my heart aches for her. I went to Cleveland with her on a day when they wanted her to come on short notice and her support people weren't in town. And I'm ever so grateful for the time we spent. We both had our beautiful son's later in life and adored them dearly and we talked talked talked all the way up to Cleveland and all the way back. She was a sweet loving upbeat person who walked through her j cancer journey very bravely. Marsha Williams


Todd B. Kotler posted on 7/29/19

May the Source of peace grant peace to your family and all who join in mourning Becky. May her memory be for a blessing.


Lori Liggett posted on 7/29/19

My heart breaks over the passing of Becky -- my mentor, teacher, and friend. I was Becky's first baton student way back in 1966, and she taught me to twirl for 12 years. I remember her wonderful parents like it was yesterday and her beloved little dog, and I have such fond memories of going to her house to take lessons. She continued to be a mentor and friend throughout my life, and I loved her very much. Becky was an intelligent, vivacious, and always friendly person. She lit up every room she walked into with those twinkling blue eyes, her beautiful smile, and her warm, happy voice (which I can still hear). Deepest sympathy to Brandon and his entire family. Brandon, your mom was one of a kind . . . She will be missed.


Jennie Segee(Murray) posted on 7/29/19

I attended Hammel College in 1992. I majored in Travel and Hospitality. I needed to complete an externship in order to graduate. Becky was nice enough to allow me to complete my externship at TLC Travel. I will always be thankful for her kindness and generosity. I know from personal experience that God is a huge comfort in times like this.


Jay Taylor posted on 7/29/19

It's going to be hard without her in mine and many others lives, especially Brandon. Thank you Brandon for reconnecting me with your Mother 10 years ago. She always had a very special place in my heart. She will be remembered with a tearful smile.


Susan Davis posted on 7/29/19

Deepest sympathy.


Brian Bostrom posted on 7/29/19

All our prayers go out to the Tylka family. The Bostrom's


Mike & Jann Tylka posted on 7/29/19

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to Brandon and his family.


Marshall Karp posted on 7/28/19

Becky was a wonderful person. I am so fortunate that when I started out in business 30 years ago, I connected with Becky. She always had time to talk with me and, more important, she genuinely cared about me. She is the most encouraging person that I have ever met and I will miss her.


Carla Clinton posted on 7/28/19

Brandon, I'm sorry for I not only graduated with your mother but also worked at TLC Travel. She was always a kind and encouraging person. She will be missed. Well be in pray for you and your family. Carla Clinton


Tanya Ross-Lane posted on 7/28/19

Becky was a inspirational lady. Her smile was welcoming and sincere. Talented recruiter and entrepreneur that loved helping others. She will never be forgotten for the help and encouragement I received to refocus my life. My condolences to her family and my God give them peace during this time.


Theresa Schroeder posted on 7/28/19

Brandon, So sorry to hear about Becky’s passing. She was such a good person and wonderful mentor. May your happy memories help you at this time.


Joanna Hollingsworth Bowyer posted on 7/28/19

Becky was a classmate. She was always smiling and friendly. She will be missed, yet remembered fondly.


James Perkins posted on 7/28/19

Becky was such a sweet girl. Hon, you will be missed.


Darryl Dillenback posted on 7/28/19

Condolences to the Tylka Family. Becky was special to me and all our AmSpirit Business colleagues. You will be missed by many.


Dottie Shott posted on 7/28/19

So sorry to hear about Becky my condolences to the family