Pope John Paul II High School’s first day of school – September 4, 2007 – was a culmination as much as a beginning. The long, circuitous path to the Cape’s first Catholic high school required generous volunteers capable of faith in things unseen and endowed with good humor. At a critical time in 2005, former Barnstable Superintendent Ed Tynan, rich in these qualities, stepped in as the first Education Director and kept the project on track while the Fall River Diocese searched for the school’s first principal. Ed and his wife Muriel are members of the school’s Totus Tuus Society, which recognizes the school’s most faithful friends.
Ed Tynan died on Saturday. Read here: https://www.ccgfuneralhome.com/obit/edward-j.-tynan
I met Ed when I arrived from Ohio and liked him instantly. He was funny, faithful, and given to do what was his to do. After turning things over, Ed supported me and the school 100%, and I considered him a friend and ally. Since learning of Ed’s passing, I’ve chuckled more than once re-reading Ed’s messages to me. Rest in peace.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.