James W. Tighe II
December 14, 1956 ‒ June 05, 2015
James W. Tighe II, age 58, of Lakewood formerly of Mount Vernon passed away Friday morning, June 5, 2015 at home with his wife by his side following a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease/ALS since 2008. He was born on December 14, 1956 in Mount Vernon, son of the late James Kelley and Helen (Kaler) Tighe.
Jim was a graduate of Saint Vincent Elementary School and Mount Vernon High School. He furthered his education by attending Vincennes University and Miami University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Jim was a member of the Westside Irish American Club, Ancient Order of Hibernians, American Legion, Rocky River Power and Sail Squadron, Moose Lodge of Mount Vernon, Tin Can Sailors and the Vermilion Boat Club.
Jim’s career and passion was his truck insurance business. He took great pride in educating and insuring family owned businesses. His career followed in the footsteps of the family business which began in Mount Vernon in1933. His other favorite pastime was his love for the water and boating. He was a loving and devoted husband to Leslie for 22 years. He was brother, best friend and business mentor to Terry and Kevin. Jim had a kind and compassionate soul, whose many acts of kindness often went unpublished. He never met anyone that did not become a friend
James is survived by his loving wife, Leslie (McCoy) Tighe, whom he married on July 31, 1993; brothers, Terence J. Tighe of Mount Vernon and Kevin J. (Deborah) Tighe of Columbus; nephews, Timothy C. and Michael J. Tighe; cousins, Kathy(Robert) Zetzmann, Sperry Kaler, Jeffrey Kaler, Greg (Libby) Mays, Cynthia (James) Apostolakis, James (Toni) Magnuson, Ellen (Daniel) Hayett and R. Tighe (Margaret) Magnuson; father and mother-in-law, Roger and Bernie McCoy; and numerous friends.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents, James W. and Elizabeth Tighe and Spiro and Catherine Kaler; and a cousin, Christopher Kaler.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon. A prayer service will follow the evening visitation.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon with Rev. Father Vincent Nguyen as the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Mount Vernon.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 1212 Bunts Rd., Lakewood, OH at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Northern Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 403, Independence, OH 44131 in Jim’s memory
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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James W. Tighe II.