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Jason Michael Tamney
April 10, 1973 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 50) 50 Years Old
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Jason Michael Tamney passed away unexpectedly from natural causes at home on Wednesday, October 12, 2023 at the age of 47.
Jason, also known as “Jay” to many of his friends was born April 10, 1976 in Poughkeepsie, New York, the son of Mary Finn Tamney and the late Joseph Michael Tamney.
Jason grew up in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and attended Spackenkill schools. He also attended Dutchess Community College, was a graduate of the Police Academy at SUNY Westchester, as well as the South Carolina Fire Academy, and was close to earning his BS in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. Jason relocated to Myrtle Beach, SC in 2002 to pursue his dream of becoming a career firefighter after serving as a police officer with the NYPD DEP. Coming from a long line of firefighters, Jason knew at an early age that was the path he wanted to follow and became a junior firefighter at the age of 16 with the Croft Corners Fire Company (CCFC), Arlington Fire District.
Jason remained a first responder with Croft responding to both fire and ambulance calls until he relocated to Myrtle Beach to become a Professional Firefighter/EMT. Jason’s other passion was hockey, and if he wasn’t at the Firehouse, you could always find him on the ice. He started playing at a very young age and continued to play in Senior Leagues as a hobby. Prior to joining Senior Leagues, Jason played on 2 travel teams (DYHA and Millbrook), his high school team, and summer leagues in CT, Canada, and at the Harvey School. Throughout his life, Jason remained an avid NY Yankees, NY Rangers, NY Giants, UMASS Hockey and Alabama Football fan. Jason is survived by his mother, Mary Finn Tamney, his sister Kyleen Tamney (Kevin Mobley), and his niece Maisie Joe Mobley, all of Myrtle Beach, SC; his aunt, Patricia Finn Polak; his uncles George Finn and Robert Tamney (Christine), and cousins, George Finn, Debbie Finn, Patrick Finn, Michael Finn, Alex Vitarius, Megan Vitarius, Jennifer Tamney and Sam Tamney.
He was predeceased by his father Joseph Michael Tamney; Grandmothers Elizabeth Bohlinger Finn and Marianne Wermuth Tamney; Grandfathers John F Finn Sr. and LeRoy J Tamney; uncle John F Finn Jr.; and aunt Rosemary Hiesel Finn. As per his wishes, Jason was cremated, and his cremains will be interred in the mausoleum at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Jason’s life that will be held on Friday, November 3 rd from 4pm to 8pm at the Pirate Canoe Club, 140 Rivercrest Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. Jason was a strong supporter of those who are fighting PTSD, so in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to Lowcountry Firefighter Support Team 132 Charpia Avenue Summerville, South Carolina 29483 (Federal nonprofit tax number 46-2463290). This organization is dedicated to supporting first responders, and military personnel with PTSD in a variety of ways, including their unique “Operation Zzz. This link will provide additional information about the good work they do. Lowcountry Firefighter Support Team
An online guest register is available at www.msfh.net McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family.