Michael J. “Mike” Tuberty, 79, Kokomo, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born July 2, 1942, at Memorial Hospital in Logansport, the son of Harold J. and Virginia (Wise) Tuberty. On April 23, 1966, at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, Logansport, he married Judith K. Pasquale, who survives.
Mike was a 1960 graduate of Logansport High School, a 1964 graduate of Wabash College and a 1968 graduate of the University of Detroit, where he received a Master of Science degree in Industrial Psychology. While at Wabash, he was a member of Sigma Chi social fraternity. He also served in the United States Army from 1968-1970 as a chaplain assistant, obtaining the rank of corporal.
Mike retired from Chrysler Corporation in 2001, after 37 years of service. During that time, he held various positions in human resources in Detroit and in Kokomo, including Human Resources Manager at the Kokomo Casting Plant and Personnel Administration Supervisor and Labor Relations Manager for the Kokomo Complex.
In the Kokomo community, Mike had served as member and board chairman of the United Way of Howard County and the Howard County Red Cross. He was also a member and board president of the Howard County Meals on Wheels. He was also a board member of the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), the Howard County Community Foundation and the Transmission Builders Federal Credit Union. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church where he had served as a Eucharistic minister, usher, and greeter.
Mike was a longtime supporter of youth sports and for many years was a volunteer assistant basketball coach at Western Middle School and an assistant coach in the Russiaville Girls Softball League. He enjoyed working with and shaping the athletic skills of young men and women. He also loved gardening, traveling, photography, stamp collecting, watching and caring for birds, viewing sporting events and all the activities of his children and grandchildren, being with his family, and loving all the family pets.
Mike is survived by his wife Judy; children, Leisa N. Sunbury and husband Dr. Steve Sunbury of Seymour, and Christopher Tuberty and wife Kelly of Kokomo; brother, Gary Tuberty and wife Nancy of Boone, N.C.; brother-in-law, John Pasquale; sister-in-law, Teresa Clark; cousin, Patty Rhoades and Larry, with whom they loved to travel; grandchildren, Delaney, Morgan, Karley, Keegan and Meg; nieces and nephews, Shea, Peter, Erin, Jade, Vito, Liza and Tony.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and niece, Sheilah.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sherri Nuss and the care from Heartland Hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 pm on Friday December 31, 2021, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 County Road S. 200 W., Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Elliot Zac as celebrant. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team and the United States Army. Friends may visit with the family from 4 pm to 7 pm on Thursday December 30, 2021, with the Rosary being offered at 3:30 pm, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W. Lincoln Road. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.