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AL H. Verified Driver
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Year : 92
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Hyler Craft, long time member, official,racer and my friend passed away tuesday july 13th. He was 87

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Condolences on your loss. Best wishes

Mike C Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Rest in Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Hyler was the point of contact for the Roebling Double Drivers School went I went there. I know he will be missed.

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Mike Collins
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Gatoratty Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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My condolences to his friends and family

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Paul McLester

Glenn Verified Driver
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I worked on Hyler's SSB car a few years ago back, he was the best! Hyler we will miss you. My condolences to his family and close friends.

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Glenn
Crew chief Meathead Racing, NE Region Sales Division Race Engineering, The GOLD standard in SM engines, Occasional race slave for OPM Autosports

David Luney Verified Driver
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While this is sad news, I have to smile at the memories I have of him. Hyler and Fay have been fixtures at Roebling for longer than I can remember. For years I would take new car builds exclusively to Roebling for him to issue log books. Not that he was "easier", but he understood the rules, race car construction and safety and never had any attitude or superiority issues that came with some tech inspectors. Thoughts and prayers.

Teamfour Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Year : 1993
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Our prayers go out to the family. Hyler was a true good guy.

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Lee Tilton
1993 Meowta #04
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Frog
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Car #: 52
Year : 1986
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Hyler was a true "Gentleman Racer". I always enjoyed chatting with at the track.

My thoughts & prayers are with Faye and all of his friends and family.

Perhaps the Southeast Region could honor his memory with a tribute at The SIC on October? A parade lap for all who wish to show their respect & friendship for a truly great man.

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Lette-O
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Hotshoe
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Year : 1999
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There will be a viewing for Hyler on Sunday, July 18, between 5 pm and 7 pm at the Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 5753 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32244, Phone (904) 777-5727. A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held on Monday at 11 am at Jacksonville National Cemetary, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218, Phone: (904) 766-5222.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Florida Cancer Center, 3599 S. University Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216‎.

An obituary will be in The Florida Times-Union on Friday, 7/16 and Sunday, 7/18. Website: jacksonville.com (the www. is not necessary)

Glenn Verified Driver
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Thanks for the update Ricky!

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Glenn
Crew chief Meathead Racing, NE Region Sales Division Race Engineering, The GOLD standard in SM engines, Occasional race slave for OPM Autosports

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I remember Hyler and Fay from my double school in 2005. I had a great time talkin to them. They made a big impression on me in those few days. I know he will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Peace.

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Mike Monaghan
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mat pombo Verified Driver
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I consider myself lucky to have known someone like Hyler. He and Fay have been friends of our family for nearly 30 years ever since he and dad raced each other a long time ago. Just last year Fay had asked if she could take some pictures of Hyler with my dad, my brother, and I at the track. Those pictures mean a lot and he had the biggest smile of all four of us. He was exactly what we should all aspire to carry ourselves like at the racetrack and we will deeply miss him.
Roebling Road just lost a beautiful piece of landscape....

cintibob
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Car #: 13
Year : 1990
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Condolences to his family. He was one of the first people I met in FV years ago along with his wife. He will be missed.

racerfink Verified Driver
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Region: Central Florida Region
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Year : '90 Miata
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I can remember going to my first SIC at Roebling in '94 and meeting Hyler. He had a really nice 510 in ITC. And even though we were running in the same class, he gave me a lot of pointers for getting round that track. He was a true statesman for the sport. He will be missed.

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