Thursday, September 21, 2023 – Passing of SSVFD Life Member Michael A. McTighe, Jr.
It is with great sadness that the Officers and Members announce the passing of Life Member Mike McTighe. Mike has served Sandy Spring VFD since 1990, both as an active member and more recently as a Life Member. He served as the alternate MCVFRA delegate, a former director on the SSVFD Board, and representative at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Most people will recall he was Santa on top of the Mack for many cold years. He is also a retired veteran of the US Air Force. Mike was always there when the department needed him and his lifelong commitment to SSVFD will be sorely missed. Please join the Officers and Members of the SSVFD in offering the McTighe family our sincerest condolences.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at
Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm.
A fire department funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 2900 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, at 12pm.
A fire department procession will escort Mike to the interment site immediately following the service at approximately 2pm at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906.
The repast will be held immediately following at the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 Oak Room, 17921 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department in Mike’s name. Please check “Dedicate This Gift” on the donation page.
All donations will be used to continue the yearly Santa Run efforts that Mike was so dearly dedicated to.
Please do not contact the family at this time. SSVFD Fire Chief Bonita is the POC.
Personnel or departments who want to bring apparatus are requested to email [email protected]