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Jon B. Tangney

Jon B. Tangney, 56, of Tahoe Pines in Tahoe City, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Reno.

Tangney was born Jan. 15, 1950, in San Mateo, to the late Barbara Gowans and John Joseph Tangney. Tangney grew up in San Mateo and graduated Serra High School there. He attended the College of San Mateo after high school.

Tangney love of the mountains brought him to Tahoe in 1970. Here he began his career in carpentry starting as an apprentice working his way up eventually getting his contractor’s license. In Tahoe he met and married wife Terri Iovin, daughter of Peter and June Iovin, Walnut Creek, on June 19, 1976. Tangney was a dedicated father to Andrew, 24, and David, 27, and active in his children’s lives. Over the past decade Tangney battled courageously many health problems including cancer and his need for a liver transplant.

He was preceded in death by his parents; John Joseph and Barbara.

Tangney is survived by his wife, Terri; sons Andrew and David, sister Patricia Tangney of San Mateo, brother Robert Tangney of Sonora, many brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews, and his loving companion Blaze.

Tangney’s family would like to thank the caregivers at Tahoe Forest Home Health, Tahoe Truckee Medical Group, Tahoe Forest Hospital and for the caring attention of the ICU staff at Renown Regional Health Center.

A celebration of Tangney’s life will be held Nov. 5 at Jakes by the Lake in the Boatworks Mall, in Tahoe City from 2-6 p.m.

Caring Cremation has taken place at Washoe Memorial, Reno.

Donations in Tangney’s memory may be made to the charity of choice or to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, 111 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10006.