Rear Admiral JOHN M. TIERNEYU.S. Navy (Ret.) RADM John Mark Tierney USN (Ret.) passed away in Virginia Beach, VA, on Sepember 15, 2016. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Virginia Beach, VA with internment at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
Published by The Washington Post on Sep. 19, 2016.
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Every time I think of Uncle John, I am filled with a sense of pride. Not only did he have an amazing career, but he was very humble and fun to talk to. His life goes on as we continue to share his stories with friends and family. Loved him!!
September 28, 2020
From Arizona, on Google, I happened to see the obituary for John. Such a marvelous career and a wonderful long life. Guy and I have fond memories of our days at the Post Grad School in Monterey and then at Princeton Univ. Stu, love and prayers to you and all your family.
October 4, 2016
I love you, Granddad. I always will. Kelly Uyak-Smith
October 2, 2016
I would like to express my deepest sympathy on the passing of John who was one of our Captains on the USS Thomaston LSD-28. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, shipmates and friends.
September 23, 2016
The world has lost a great man. I feel blessed to have known him. I would be there on Friday if there were any possible way. As it is, I will be there in spirit. Deepest condolences and much love, Melinda
September 21, 2016
My condolences on losing such a wonderful treasure, Vince Lilley and extended family.
September 20, 2016
I had the pleasure of meeting Admiral Tierney a few years ago. A true American hero. My condolences to the family and friends...
September 19, 2016
Stu, My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you as you face this and the days to come. You have been by John's side constantly and have proven your love to him in so many ways. Please know that you have been the perfect wife seeing that John's every need was met. Again, you are in my prayers, I am so sorry. Lovingly,