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Paul E. Tyburski, 71, of Rio Grande, NJ, peacefully passed away on February 17, 2021.Paul (born 04/05/1949) was the oldest of 3 brothers born to Edward and Berneeda Tyburski of Kearny, NJ. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Barbara Hills Tyburski, and their son, Christopher and his partner, Necole Jadick.Paul married his high school sweetheart, Barbara, in 1971 in the chapel at their alma mater, Seton Hall University, where they both graduated with their Bachelor’s degrees. Once they settled into their adopted hometown of Nutley, NJ, Paul started his career as a lifelong educator at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, NJ. After a few years, he transferred to his professional home in the Springfield Public School District where he had a distinguished career. Paul taught Mathematics for several years before becoming a pioneer in computer education. As the first Technology Coordinator in the Springfield schools, Paul helped bring computers into every school in the district and developed the curriculum that would launch hundreds of children into the information age. Paul earned his Master’s degree in 1996 from Long Island University and was awarded the Governor's Teacher of the Year Award during his tenure in Springfield. He retired in 2005 after teaching for 32 years.In retirement, Paul became active in the Bumper “T” Caring Clowns program, volunteering as his alter ego, Dr. Sunny. Paul and Barbara, aka Dr. Buttons and Bows, visited the sick and infirmed in Cape Regional Medical Center, livening spirits, and spreading cheer. Paul also became a trainer in the program, helping new clowns “earn their bright red noses” to spread the love far and wide.Always an entrepreneurial spirit, at various points in his life, Paul was also a home painter, a professional wedding photographer, and even a magician. Paul found his final home at The Gatherings at Cape May in 2011, where he also spent several years as the social director for the community.Paul’s favorite color was yellow, no doubt because he spent his life trying to bring a little sunshine to everyone around him. Paul was quick to remind everyone that “timing in life is everything”. His family hopes that, at this time, his friends and loved ones will remember him for his smile, which is exactly what he always wanted.In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to Seton Hall Preparatory School, 120 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ, 07052 or at their website shp.org/giving.Viewing will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 35 East Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House. Social distancing and masks are required. Entombment will follow the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

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