Tagliavento, Michael (Mike "Tag")
Ithaca: Michael (Mike "Tag") Tagliavento, 37, of Ithaca, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Cayuga Medical Center after a long battle with lymphoma. Born in Ithaca, he was the son of Jim and Judy Tagliavento, who survive him. Mike worked for Bumblebee Painters. He was the co-owner of Sh*tLuck Clothing and the Rhine House Bar. He was an all-around amazing bike rider on street and dirt, and was an avid golfer and pool player. "Tag" was part of the BMX community since his teens. He was a lifelong member of the FBM BMX team and was a co-creator of BMX videos such as "1201". Mike was a special person to all who knew him. He always lived his life the way he wanted to, traveling the world and making many friends along the way. In addition to his parents, Mike is survived by his sister and best friend, Marlene; special friend, Kate Conroy; close special friends, Leland, Fisher, Steve, Bones and Jeremy; and his faithful dog, Bella. A special thanks to all of his worldwide friends for their generosity and support over the last year. In respecting the wishes of Mike, there will be no calling hours or formal services. The family is being assisted by the Wagner Funeral Home.
Published in Ithaca Journal on Apr. 16, 2012.