Archive for April, 2019

Tribute to Jim Tuggey

Friday, April 19th, 2019

I am sad to report the passing of Jim Tuggey – the founder of this website. He had a passion for getting the word out about Proton Therapy and treatment, and was relentless in his drive. He was also my Uncle and beloved family member. We will miss him. Bob Marckini, Bob’s daughter Deb Hickey, and I are all committed to continuing to carry out the mission, and so will continue to use this website as a vehicle for providing timely and relevant information about Protons. I am including Jim’s obituary below, which provides more information about his wonderful life. His three sons and extended family are in our thoughts.

Howard James (Jim) Tuggey, COL, USA (Ret) passed away April 16, 2019, in Grapevine, Texas. He was 89 years old. A native Texan, he served his country in both Korea and Vietnam, as a helicopter pilot, in a decorated military career spanning 29 years. After retiring to civilian life, he then worked and traveled the world, from Iran to Singapore and points between, in the helicopter business. He was an avid musician and performed with the Vocal Majority in the DFW area. He dearly loved and missed his late wife of 59 years, Janet L. Tuggey. He was a man of great faith and is survived by his three sons, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services on May 10, 2019, 11 am, at White Chapel Methodist Church In Southlake, Texas.