Tighe, Sarah Nevin "Sally" (Cleveland)

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Sarah Nevin Tighe “Sally,” 74, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.

She was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  She attended Arnold Elementary School, The Westminster School in Atlanta and graduated from Florida State University. She was an avid gardener and reader, and spent a lot of time with friends and her grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, William Cunningham Nevin and Sarah Pauline Hoyle Nevin.

She is survived by her children, Michael Joseph Tighe and Mary Tighe Brown (Dale); two grandsons, Daniel Tighe Brown and James Steven Brown; as well as many close friends and caretakers.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St Luke’s Parish Hall on Saturday, Dec. 4, with a memorial service to follow officiated by Father Joel Huffstetler.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Public Library.

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