Michael E. Tann

Tann Michael E. Tann, 71, of Huron died unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Better known as "Mike" to those who love him, he was born March 5, 1942, the first son of the late Frank and Louise (Broderick) Tann of Columbus, OH. He graduated from Holy Rosary Catholic Schools, Columbus, received his undergraduate degree and later his MBA in 1979 from The Ohio State University. Mike was an avid supporter of his university and was actively involved in the Erie County OSU Alumni Association. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Huron OH. As an active member and steward of his faith, over the years he served several terms on parish council, on fund-raising organizations for St. Peter's Catholic School, and as lector at weekly masses. Over the span of years that Mike was involved in Huron City management, first as finance director and later as City Manager, he was involved in numerous organizations and committees. Two that were very special to him were the Ohio City Managers Association for which he served as president in 1999, as well as board member for six years. The other was the International City Managers Association. After retirement, Mike became a volunteer Range Rider for these organizations. His civic stewardship went far beyond the bounds of his occupation. He was deeply involved in the Rotary Club of Huron, for which he held the office of president twice; he was also the recipient of the Paul Harris Award. He was a member of the Huron Chamber of Commerce, representing Captain Montague's B&B. Another of Mike's commitments to Erie County was his long-time involvement with the Erie County Visitors & Conventions Bureau; he held the office of president for several terms and was a current board member. Mike was devoted to God, his family, and his community. He took great pride in both of his sons-one an educator, the other a physician. Nothing pleased him more that to spend time with them, and to help them thrive in life. A longtime joy and avocation for Mike was his membership in the Shamrock Club of Columbus, OH. After retirement from the City of Huron, he became a full-time partner with his wife in the operation of their B&B, Captain Montague's. He relished the walks and bike rides he took around Huron, his beloved city. He was an avid reader, particularly of books with historical themes. After retirement, his greatest pleasure was the annual trip to his favorite vacation spot, Key West, FL. Relaxing and reading at Fort Zachary beach was his idea of heaven. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Judy (Hall) whom he married June 7, 1969; and sons, Stephen Michael (JoDee) Tann, Reno, NV and Brian Patrick (Dawn) Tann, Dayton, NV. He is also survived by two brothers and one sister, Gerald (Kathy) Tann, Columbus, OH; James (Chris) Tann, Huron, OH and Chris (Ron) Murphy, Dover, OH; as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, Nov 29 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. in the Gathering Space of St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main Street, Huron. Funeral Mass will be Sat, Nov. 30 at the St. Peter's, at 11 a.m. with Father Jeffery Sikorski offering the mass. In true Irish tradition, a procession led by Irish pipers and City of Huron Safety Forces will step off at 1 p.m. on Main St. by City Hall. The procession will pass several of the community landmarks that were so dear to Mike, and it will conclude at his beloved home, Captain Montague's, at the corner of Cleveland Rd. W. and Center St. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Peter Catholic School Scholarship Fund, the City of Huron emergency services, or one's favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.fosterfh.com FOSTER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Huron, is handling the arrangements.


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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 25, 2013