Cary S. Tye, 62, of Rydal, a real-estate investment broker and community activist, died of bone cancer Sunday at home.
For the last several years, Mr. Tye had owned Trivest Realty Group with two partners. The company owned and managed commercial property in the Collegeville area and in northeastern Pennsylvania.
He previously was with Feith Systems, a computer company in Fort Washington, and had been vice president of Jackson-Cross Properties and Jackson-Cross Investments in Philadelphia.
Mr. Tye served on the boards of Germantown Academy, Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, and the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia, and was vice chairman of the federation's Super Sunday appeal. He was president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and served on the advisory council of the Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial project.
A native of Haverhill, Mass., Mr. Tye earned a bachelor's degree from Tulane University, where he was president of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. After earning a law degree from the University of Georgia, he was a lawyer in Atlanta before moving to Philadelphia in the 1970s to work in real-estate development. He was an Army Reserve veteran.
He was a passionate golfer, said his wife, Debbie Feith Tye, and shot a hole-in-one as a teenager. He was a member of Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley and Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. He also enjoyed travel with his family, skiing, and his summer home in Ventnor, N.J.
In addition to his wife of 26 years, Mr. Tye is survived by a son, Dean; daughters Dara and Drew; his mother, Evelyn Simon; and a sister.