Michael Sean Tighe, 56, of Alum Creek, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at home surrounded by his family and friends after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Mike was a Master Mechanic for KRT and an employee of Garcie Marker Sons. He was a former employee of Motorola, B C Communications and Capitol Cablevision. He was a proud shop steward and past President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1742. He was a 1980 graduate of George Washington High School and held an Associate Degree in Electronics from NIT.
Mike enjoyed operating HAM radio, listening to music, spending time with his family and friends, and helping others. There wasn’t anything Mike couldn’t fix.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marty and Katherine Pauley Tighe.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Laurie; children, Emily (Chris), Michael, Jessica, and Derek; grandsons, Austin and, due in early June, Benjamin; sisters, Donna (Jack) and Staci; and his fur-daughter, Ellie.
Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday prior to the service.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Frannie Sias Harvey, along with Garcie, Sammy and Dwight of Marker Sons for all their help during this difficult time.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org. Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, W.Va., has been family owned since 1950.
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