About Tyler Wentz
Tyler Wentz was an easygoing, hardworking, gentle, selfless soul who loved to make people laugh.“T-Wentz” had a mad passion for his family, his sister Emily, his pets, many friends, ‘merica, The Red Sox, Godwin High School, music, video games, and sports. Tuckahoe Little League became his “second home” and over three years he umpired hundreds of kids and was best known for his fairness, knowledge of the game, kind, positive words of encouragement, and helpful tips. As he aged out of fall ball he decided to try coaching and quickly discovered his “sweet spot”. That fall would be the start of 4 teams Tyler would coach. (Fall Ball, Spring Ball, All-Stars, and Invitational.) He took great pride in his “little guys”. He worked very hard to be a good role model and a positive influence to the kids. This was immensely important to him.
On August 27th, 2015 Tyler Wentz had an accident while body surfing with his best friend and spent 18 days in CVICU on life support. He did regain consciousness a few times and fought incredibly hard, however, sadly he passed away due to complications on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. Tyler impacted hundreds of people of all ages, and so it is incredibly important that we carry on his positivity, passion, kindness, and commitment to the community.
We have created the Tyler Wentz Memorial Fund and this site to carry on his memory for the years to come. The Tyler Wentz Memorial Fund's primary mission will be to provide scholarships for a graduating senior at Mills E. Godwin High School and a graduating Senior who was involved with Tuckahoe Little League. Both scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate having a kind and gentle heart and positive spirit similar to Tyler. More information on scholarship requirements are available here.