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January 27, 2022

Tyrrell Cunningham Dryer

Rochester, NY:  October 6, 2017 at age 95. Born August 2, 1922 in Rochester, Terry is predeceased by his parents Joseph F. Dryer and Carol Rawleigh Dryer, his brothers Joseph F. Dryer, Jr. and Peter R. Dryer, and his daughter Carol Ann Dryer (age 7). He is survived by his daughter TerriLynn Dryer Renner (Matt) of Oceanside, CA.  Terry leaves his loving wife of almost 50 years, Michele V. Dryer and their children Leora Dryer Grimshaw (Mark), Michael Tyrrell Dryer and Matthew Rawleigh Dryer (Morgan). He is also survived by their five grandchildren; Molly Grimshaw, Brendan Grimshaw, Lilly Dryer, Brooklyn Dryer and Dax Dryer. Terry is also survived by his sister-in-law Nancy H. Dryer and his devoted nephews, Joseph F. Dryer III (Mary-Ann) and their four children; James S. Dryer; and Gregory C. Dryer (Kim).
Although born and raised in Rochester, Terry had a life long love of the west. At age 16 he went to Arizona to complete high school and attend the University of Arizona. It is there that he learned the business of ranching and became a professional rodeo calf roper and team roper. Over the years his business was developing ranches for the cattle livestock market in California.
Despite being a professional cowboy, Terry never left his Rochester roots, spending every summer on Canandaigua Lake from childhood and subsequently raising his family there. Upon retiring from ranching, Terry returned to Rochester with his family permanently in 1988.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 14th at 11:00am at St. Thomas More Church, 2617 East Avenue, Rochester. A reception will immediately follow the Mass at the Country Club of Rochester, 2935 East Avenue. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Terry’s memory may be made to The Friendly Home 3156 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618. To share a memory of Terry, or to send a condolence to the family visit

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