Of Gregory, MI, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on January 30, 2022 at the age of 93. He was born May 2, 1928 in Chicago, IL, to Jesse Martin and Adella May (Pearce) Tandy.
On December 27, 1947, he married Nancy L. Haas. She preceded him in death on Sept. 16, 2017 after nearly 70 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Julie May Tandy and a brother, James Tandy.
John proudly served as Chief Warrant Officer in Army Intelligence for 23 years. With the exception of his tour in Vietnam, his family lived and traveled with him throughout the United States, Panama, and Europe. Upon retirement from the military, John and his family moved back to his Grandfather Pearce’s farm where he spent many summers as a boy. There he raised cattle and continued his civic commitment, serving as Dexter Township Supervisor for 10 years. John was the President of North Lake Cemetery Board for ten years and a long-standing member of North Lake United Methodist Church.
He was a proud father to his son John M. (Diane) Tandy II, of Gregory, MI, and his daughters, Karin (Tom) Hall of Bethlehem, PA, Nannette Tandy of Gregory, MI, Mary (Jeff) Bust of Charlottesville, VA., Jennifer (Jim) Szamecki of Clearwater, FL; ten grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 26, 2022, 11:00 am at North Lake United Methodist Church, with Rev. Beatrice Alghali officiating. There was a visitation at the church from 10-11 am on the day of the service. A private burial took place at North Lake Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to North Lake United Methodist Church, 14111 N Territorial Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.
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