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Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 AM, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at St Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State St., Westerville, where family will receive friends one hour prior to Mass. The Fr. David Gwinner Celebrant. 


Dearest Andrea,
At the hardest of times I ask myself if I could be as strong as Horatio Spafford who sat on a ship in the Atlantic ocean over the remains of Ville du Haure, where his precious 4 girls passed, and pinned the words to ‘It is well with my soul.’ The sting of this loss is so deep. Love and God’s grace be with you every minute of every day. Randy (Dr. Mills) & I worked with Michael. First as the unit clerk, then PCA, in the ICU. . He rode the thermometer poles down the hall like a skateboard. He FOUND joy in every task. I remember when Alex was born and Michael had found out about the ‘overnight 12 hour dry Huggies diapers’. He had worked out a cost analysis to show that using 2 of these pricy diapers a day was still a better deal than the other leading brand, and a time saver. We just never always knew when he was serious! I visited Michael’s last week. I got chills, just seeing how this young silly boy grew into such a Man in love with his family, nature, pets, stillness. You, Andrea, and your boys completed him. I cannot comprehend that he is gone yet. I am comforted to see that he was not missing a day of really Living Life and being an example to so many. Grieve, but stay connected to that Joy and Love that remains with you. Your memories, your future, and your precious boys.
Peace be with you

Renee Mills

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Obituary for Michael Tighe

Michael Tighe 1979-2019

Michael Tighe

08/24/1979 - 06/04/2019

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Michael A. Tighe, husband, father, son, uncle and friend, passed away at the age of 39.

Michael was born in Warren, New Jersey, on August 24, 1979 to Joyce C. and John P. Tighe. Michael graduated from Watchung Hills Regional High School in 1997 and Ohio University in June, 2001. Michael worked in the banking industry for several years before deciding that nursing was his calling. Michael began working at OSU East Hospital in 2002 as a PCA. While working at OSU East, Michael graduated from Columbus State with an A.A.S. in nursing in 2009 and The Ohio State University College of Nursing with his B.S.N. in 2014. Michael was currently doing the work he was passionate about as an oncology nurse on Tower 8 at OSU East.

Michael will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 12 years, Andrea and two sons, Alex and Gabe; his father, John Tighe; In-laws Ken and Cindy Stofflet; sister Karyn (Carl) Frederick; brother Jim (Jennifer) Tighe; brother-in-law Steven (Vivian) Stofflet, nieces and nephews; Kaity, Mackenzie and Hayden Frederick; Charlie, Andrew, Ellie and Maggie Tighe and Drew and Hannah Stofflet. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Tighe.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 AM, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State St., Westerville where family will receive friends one hour prior to Mass. The Fr. David Gwimmer Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.