James Fallon Dr. "Jim" McTigue
1940 - 2019
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James "Jim" Fallon McTigue COLUMBIA - Dr. James "Jim" Fallon McTigue, 79, of Columbia passed on September 22, 2019. He was born in Boston, MA, on February 24, 1940 to Hugh J. and Hellen M. Fallon McTigue. Survived by his beloved wife, Mary Louise, of over 54 years; sons, Timothy, Rory (husband of Meredith), Kerry (husband of Amy); grandchildren, Lauren, Brendan, Dylan, Tristan, and Mims Catherine and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by brothers, Donald & Hugh; and sisters, Patricia & Rosemary. Jim was in the inaugural class of the US Peace Corps and concentrated on providing modern health care in Bolivia. He then excelled at serving our Nation's most needy, becoming the 1st Chief Scientist of the US Public Health Service. He co-authored the Surgeon General's Report on AIDS. After retiring from the Public Health Service, Captain McTigue went on to direct the Master of Public Health program at the University of South Carolina School of Public Health. He enjoyed attending daily mass, loved his dogs, sailing, and coaching his boys. His greatest accomplishment though was the love he bestowed on his wife, Mary Louise. Their bond was and is that of "A True Love Story." Our family is grateful to God for giving him to us. A Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. McTigue will be held at 12: 00 PM, Friday, September 27th at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be said at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery at 2:00 PM on Friday. A rosary will be held at 5:00 PM Thursday followed by a visitation until 7:00 PM at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road, Ext. Columbia. Memorials may be sent to Clean of Heart, Catholic Charities of South Carolina, 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407. Memories and condolences may be shared at ShivesFuneralHome.com.

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Published in The State on Sep. 25, 2019.
Prayer Service
02:00 PM
Ft. Jackson National Cemetery
Mass of Christian Burial
12:00 PM
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September 30, 2019
God Blessed me with a caring football coach and great teammates on St. Peters Football in 1984 and 1985. Mr. McTigue was a fantastic example of real manhood taking care of his family and doing the right thing. I will be praying for the repose of his soul with many rosaries and Chaplets of Divine Mercy. Sincerely, Doug Miller #44
September 27, 2019
My condolences to you all.The best of the best!
Surry Brian .Mary and Sean DeCoste
September 25, 2019
Sleep in Peace Wreath
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September 24, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love,
Chris Meadows
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