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John M. Tighe, Jr.

October 5, 1937 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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John Tighe, Jr. Obituary

John M. Tighe, Jr., a loving and spirited man with an optimistic outlook on life, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2023 in Escondido, California. Born on October 5, 1937, in Tucson, Arizona, John’s life was a testament to resilience, perseverance, and the power of a positive attitude.

Despite being born with disabilities that prevented him from attending public school, John never let his circumstances define him. His infectious personality and warm spirit were magnets for people from all walks of life. He was a man who easily made friends and left a lasting impact on everyone he met.

John was the only child of John M. Tighe, Sr. and Florence C. (Jones) Tighe, both of whom preceded him in death. While he never had the chance to build a traditional family of his own, John found a different kind of family in the residents and staff of the various group homes where he spent much of his life. The relationships he cultivated there were deep and meaningful, and he was cherished by those who shared his daily life.

A lifelong lover of music and television, John found joy in the simple pleasures of life. He could often be found humming along to his favorite tunes or cheering on his beloved Dodgers. His enthusiasm for Dodger Baseball was infectious, and he was known to bring a room to life with his spirited commentary during games.

John’s life may not have followed a traditional path, but it was full of love, laughter, and the kind of genuine relationships that many people strive for. He was a beacon of positivity, always ready with a smile or a kind word. His impact on those around him was profound, and he will be remembered for his loving nature and spirited optimism.

In his passing, John leaves behind a legacy of love and positivity. His spirit will live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him, and his memory will serve as a reminder of the power of a positive attitude and the importance of cherishing the relationships we have.

John M. Tighe, Jr., a man defined not by his disabilities, but by his spirit, his love for life, and the joy he brought to others, will be deeply missed. His life serves as a reminder that every life, no matter how unconventional, is precious and deserving of love. His memory will live on in the hearts of those he touched and in the sounds of the music he loved.

John will be laid to rest in Santa Ana Cemetery.

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