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Tyrrell, John Patrick
John Patrick Tyrrell, age 37 of Glendale, AZ passed through the gates of Heaven on Jan 7, 2013 in Phoenix. John was born in Poughkeepsie, NY and moved with his family to Arizona in 1980. An elite high school track athlete, John continued his career as a member of both Arizona State and University of Arizona's track teams. John loved music, sports (particularly New York Giants and Notre Dame football), animals, philosophy and his family, especially his daughter. He was very health conscious and recently became interested in mixed martial arts. He was very proud of his Irish heritage, intending to travel abroad to Ireland upon his college graduation. As a student in the College of Social Work at ASU, John was a 3-time member of the Dean's list and looked forward to graduating with his degree in June 2013. He hoped to become a Certified Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counselor. John will be terribly missed by his parents, John and Ann Tyrrell, his grandfather Al Areno, his brother Joe (Kelly), his sister Beth Simek (Tony), his daughter Stanzi, nephews, niece, aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends. A memorial service will be held on Jan 14 at 6PM at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. Peoria, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arizona Humane Society are appreciated.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 11, 2013
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