Tyler Addison Jacovetty, 26, was called home on Friday, April 19, 2019, by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ to live in Paradise for eternity with the Blessed Trinity.

He passed away from natural causes at home.

Tyler was born September 22, 1992, in Wheeling, W.Va. He was the beloved son of Gerald G. Jacovetty, Jr. and Catherine Coupe Jacovetty.

Tyler loved life. He enjoyed a good time. Tyler graduated from Wheeling Central Catholic High School, class of 2011. It was at Wheeling Central where his secondary family evolved. He attended West Virginia University, where he had many of those good times. He was a well-loved employee of Best Buy.

Tyler was a sports enthusiast to say the least. Although he was a First Team All-Stater, helping to win a State Championship in 2010 for the Maroon Knights, and playing in the 2011 OVAC All-Star game, being a football player did not define his life from his perspective. However, being a football player for Wheeling Central was the vehicle through which he became the man he was. Playing football put life in perspective for him; he participated in many tremendous victories and got through many agonizing defeats; and he never allowed either situation have much effect on the balance of his life.

Once in his senior season, after a particularly brutal loss for the Maroon Knights, and him personally, he announced that he was quitting football. However, after a little introspection, he then announced showing the extent of his character that he could not leave his BROTHERS in that manner. Through football, he came to understand what was important in life.

In addition to his parents, Tyler is survived by his very special brother Justin (Sarah); his very special sister Laura, at home; beloved dog, Ziva; his paternal grandparents, Gerald G. Jacovetty Sr. and Laura Lee Jacovetty; aunt Linda Liberto and uncle Joe Liberto; aunt Mary Bekker and uncle Scott Bekker; uncle Robert Coupe and aunt Valerie Coupe; uncle Jeff Jacovetty and aunt Bonnie Jacovetty; uncle John Jacovetty and aunt Judy Jacovetty; great uncle Nick Ticich Jr.; great aunt Patty Fahey and great uncle George Fahey; great uncle Gregg Smith and great aunt Jean Smith; great uncle Vinnie Jacovetty; and cousins, Brock (Angela) Liberto, Rachal (Christian) Myton, Adam (Kayla) Coupe, Rebecca Coupe, Nicholas Bekker, Anastasia Bekker, Jacob Jacovetty, and Joseph Jacovetty.

Tyler never saw himself as the center of any situation in which he was ever involved. He was a man of few words. His riveting smile said it all. He was never a talker, he was a doer.

Tyler’s lifetime achievements might not appear to be substantial, but his achievements of life are overwhelmingly huge when measured by his family. The friends he has left behind and the impact he and his smile had on, it seems, every individual he ever came into contact with during his abbreviated life.

It appears from the outpouring of emotions through recent contacts that he had accumulated many, many friends, who were thought of as brothers and sisters than his family could ever imagine.

This tragedy is not to be considered as a young light being blown out too soon; it is perceived as a young life exploding across the universe still positively impacting his family, friends, and people he never even knew.

We will all see him again in the afterlife in Heaven. He will be waiting for each and every one with that riveting smile.

Friends will be received on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 1300 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 am with Rev. Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk as celebrant.

The family respectfully requests no flowers. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Tyler A. Jacovetty Tuition Assistance Fund. Checks can be made payable to West Virginia Catholic Foundation, 1311 Byron Street, P.O. Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003 or through www.tmcfunding.com.