Jack Tunney, an integral part of the World Wrestling Federation's dominance of the professional wrestling industry, died on January 24, 2004. He was 68 years old.
Tunney was part of the famous Tunney family, who promoted throughout Toronto and surrounding areas in Canada. Took over the business from his uncle, Frank Tunney, one of the most respected promoters in Canadian wrestling history. In July of 1984 Jack gave control of the territory to Vince McMahon, Jr. and became (figurehead) president of the World Wrestling Federation for over a decade. By the late 1980s he was the actual president of Titan Sports, the WWF's parent company
|TUNNEY, John (Jack)
Obituary from the Toronto Star
Jack Tunney passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 24, 2004. Jack Tunney, beloved partner and best friend of Patricia Zownir. Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife Ann. Loving father of Jane and her husband Bill Tunstead and Jackie and her husband Dennis Gregoris. Adored grandfather of Samantha and Matthew Gregoris. Will be greatly missed by sisters Teresa McDonnell, Anna and her husband Harry O'Neill, brothers Jerry and his wife Renate, Murray and Peter and his wife Connie and Pat's boys Mark, Jeff and Chris Zownir. Predeceased by brother-in-law Frank McDonnell. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME - A.W. MILES CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (South of Eglinton Avenue East) from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Monday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from HOLY ROSARY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, (354 St. Clair Avenue West) on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 10 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill.
If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.