Obituary: Jerome James Tichy
Jerome James Tichy, known as Jerry J. Tichy, was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He passed away May 12, 2019. He was born Dec. 18, 1928, in Wagner, South Dakota. He was a resident of Dewey, Arizona, for 28 years.
Jerry loved to travel with his beloved wife, Betty, who passed away in 2013. They were married for 63 beautiful years. He was committed to helping others as shown in his voluntarism at the Elks Lodge and Veterans Administration.
He was a decorated Korean War hero, receiving the Silver Star and other medals.
He is survived by son, Greg Tichy and wife Theresa of Dewey, Arizona; Renee O’Gorman and husband Shawn of Palmdale, California; grandchildren, Christina Folse, Carly Worden, Matthew Paoli, Candice Tichy and Tristan O’Gorman; great-grandchildren, Anthony Folse, Daniel Folse, Gabriel Folse and Lukas Worden; brother, Charles Tichy; and sisters, Lucille Kostel and Joyce Wegleitner.
A memorial will be held at the Prescott Elks on June 1, 2019, at 11 a.m. Jerry has requested that no one send flowers; instead he would like everyone to donate to the charity of their choice.
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