Terrence Michael Dye

November 19, 1947 - November 12, 2020

Terrence Michael Dye, 72, a resident of Cape Coral since 2008, formerly of Brighton, MI, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Cape Coral.  He was born November 19, 1947 in Detroit, MI to Joseph and Florence Dye, now deceased. 

Terrence was of the Catholic faith.  After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army and spent a majority of his time in Vietnam. Once home, his main focus was his children and his job as an electrician. His greatest accomplishments were his grandchildren followed by his many medals and awards received after Vietnam as a combat veteran.

He is survived by his two loving children, Michael Dye (Renee) of Punta Gorda and Step Daughter Michelle Millikan (Jeff) of Howell, MI; Stepmother, Polly Dye of CA; seven siblings, Sandy Erickson (John) of Northville, MI, Patricia Krajenke of Shelby Township, MI, David Kosturko of Farmington Hills, MI, Steve Kosturko of Redford, MI, Richard Kosturko of Farmington Hills, MI, Paul Kosturko (Angela) of Livonia, MI and Lori (Danny) Plotzke Royal Oak of MI; sixteen grandchildren; one great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as Diane’s children, Marguerite Messenger (Robert) of Brighton, MI. 

Terrence was preceded in death by two children, Terrance “TJ” Joseph Dye and Kristi Ann-Renee Sutton as well as his long time Significant Other, Diane Tenaglia. 

A Time of Remembrance will be held 1:00 – 5:00pm, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the Family Residence with Military Honors being presented at 1:00PM.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Terrence Dye are suggested to http://www.tjdyefund.org/

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Leslie Riccardi Nov 16, 2020 at 10:50 am

    My deepest condolences to family and friends whose hearts he touched with his presence. The memories will last my lifetime. RIP Terry

  2. Kishore lulla Nov 16, 2020 at 11:19 am

    God bless you u will be missed rip the memories will last for you and Diane will be missed for ever

  3. Gabrielle Sutton Nov 16, 2020 at 11:20 am

    grandpa, i love you forever and always. say hi to mom for me.
    love gabs

  4. Georgia Allen Nov 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Condolences to family and friends. You entered my life Terry for such a short time. You will be missed my friend. RIP

  5. Peter Zivic Nov 16, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Rest in Peace Brother Veteran, you will be missed, Semper Fi, from your Marine brother.

  6. Pam & Jon Nov 16, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Although we only knew you a short time, you always had a smile on your face and loved to sing! You lit up the gathering spots & we thank you for your service, you will always be remembered as the fun loving patriot. We can’t make your memorial service but we will be thinking about you.

  7. Mary Wilson Nov 16, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Michael I’m so sorry for your fathers passing. Our hearts go out to you and the family❤️ Your father was such a jokester. He’s always new how to make people laugh. He will be missed . Truly missed.

  8. Denise Cavallaro Nov 17, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Rest in Peace to a fantastic person that my husband & I haven’t know that long, but Terry had a loving heart of gold and he will be deeply missed. Prayers to his family and to all the friends that were lucky to know him. Love & Prayers

  9. Jeff garza Nov 19, 2020 at 5:51 am

    I had the best times working with Terry in the past, one of my favorite coworkers. I learned alot from him. Great man big Heart ❤. Prayers to his Friends and family. Rest IN PEACE TERRY!!!!

  10. Shelly Thomas Nov 19, 2020 at 6:57 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I met him a few years ago when I sold him a car. He was so kind. Prayers for him and his family.

  11. Susan Daus Nov 19, 2020 at 10:16 am

    I am in shock ! I am so sorry for your loss. I have know Terry for many years. He was such a good man, and he was always smiling. I will have many good memories of Terry. RIP
    He is now with his son & Diane. Prayers for his kids.

  12. Scott Thompson Nov 19, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    You me and Dt spent 40 years together by the pool having fun. You were like family to me since mine were in California. I will always cherish the times we had together. And I always will remember you. You were a great friend. Everytime I hear blue moon I’ll think of you. RIP love you

  13. Barry Herring Nov 19, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    My deepest sympathies, Terry and I were best friends in Vietnam! He and I spoke recently of a get together after the election, we waited too long, God doesn’t tell us when or where! Gods speed Terry, I’ll never forget you😥😥😥

  14. Mark Bruton Nov 19, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I am shocked and saddened. Terry and I were good friends back in the day and still kept in contact after he and Diane moved to Florida. I had many good times with him and Diane. God bless you Terry!!!

  15. Jack (Action) Stuhrberg Nov 19, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Terry was a competitor at bowling, and that smile you couldn’t miss that smile. He was everyone’s friend didnt have a mean bone in him

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