John R. Tinnon
September 1, 1948 – June 25, 2020
John R. Tinnon of Glencoe, formerly an Elmhurst resident, was born on September 1, 1948, in Caruthersville, Missouri, and left this earth on June 25, 2020, after a long illness. He was surrounded by his wife of 48 years, Wendy, nee Parkhurst, and his daughters Erin (Juliana Pino) and Caitlin Tinnon. John was a charismatic, generous, and commanding man of integrity with a sounding laughter and a smile for everyone. He cared passionately about his family and his friendships. John was a mentor to many. He stood out in a crowd whether professional or social. He spent over 40 years as a founder, owner, and chairman of a number of companies relating to the graphic arts industry. His pioneering spirit, leadership, and contagious energy permeated the entire industry from the implementation of business models to his guidance in the Foil Stamping and Embossing Association. Building and restoration were recurring themes in his career. John was a larger than life personality with a love of people, music, playing the guitar or drums, boating on Lake Michigan, nature, and going fast. He always consider himself a lucky man and never took his success too seriously. His regrets were few. It is with the heaviest of hearts that we say goodbye for now to our husband, father, brother, and friend. Due to the pandemic, there is no public service scheduled. A celebration of his life will be planned for a safer time. Donations in his honor are welcome to: The Loyola Medical Center Bone Marrow Transplant Program (www.loyolamedicine.org) Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (www.lvejo.org) Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin (www.cleanwateractioncouncil.org) Be the Match (www.bethematch.org). *We are particularly grateful for the life-saving bone marrow donation that extended John's life, and in honor of this, we also encourage you to consider donating bone marrow or other needed cells to Be the Match.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
John R. Tinnon
July 14, 2020
Dear Wendy and Girls,
I and Don, who left us last year, have known you and John for many years. I will remember him for the enthusiastic and generous man he was. I send my sympathy. Marianne
July 13, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. As you know, John and I worked together on several projects here in Door County over the years. He was always upbeat, positive, and supportive, yet very direct. He had a way of simplifying the process, taught me quite a bit.., which I still use today. I will miss our conversations. All my best to you, and your family.