Tyson J. Passey passed away on January 24, 2023 in LaJolla, California surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 1, 1971 in Mesa, Arizona. Tyson graduated from Brophy College Preparatory in 1990 and went on to Gonzaga University in Spokane where he was on the crew team. After Gonzaga he came back to warm weather and attended Arizona State University and was an officer in Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Tyson moved to Chicago to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. Tyson had a love of exercise and wellness and found great pleasure in learning. He left Chicago and ended up pursuing another area of interest as a hairstylist and barber. He owned and operated TYSON an Urban Hair Lounge in San Diego.
Tyson is survived by his husband Jonathan Schneeweiss and his son Carter. Tyson is the son of David and Linda Passey from Mesa. He is survived by his brother Ryan (Sharlee) and his sister Corey Donboli and his beautiful dog Clifford. Tyson has many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also the grandson of the late John and Jeraldine Brown.
Tyson was extremely kind and caring and never met a stranger. He loved skiing, tennis, traveling abroad and going to their home in New York for summer months. He loved his son Carter and was an excellent father. He was a loyal family member who was always present and available to help when needed as a son, big brother and uncle.
A beautiful Mass was celebrated at the Brophy Chapel, followed by a gathering at his family home to celebrate with family and friends.
Tyson will be deeply missed and remembered as a truly wonderful, unique person.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Tyson Passey be made to the Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue, PO Box 10575, Glendale, AZ 85318 or www.dlrraz.org. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
So sorry for your loss. Love your family who I’ve known all my life. What a great family and what a great part you have played in the history or our town. Would love to get together again.
Tyson brought me so many smiles when we worked together. Jack was one of the best dogs we ever had, and Tyson gave him to us.
I know you bring smiles to everyone in heaven.
Thanks for touching my life you will be deeply missed.
David, Linda and family
I was so sorry to read that Tyson had passed away. The article you wrote about him was so nice. I remember seeing Tyson at one of the kids baseball games when Blake and Cave were just little. Tyson brought his son to that game and I was so glad to meet Carter and to talk to Tyson. He told me all about his business Urban Hair Lounge in San Diego. I had been following him on Instagram and then suddenly I didn’t see him anymore, I had no idea he had been sick. Just want you to know I am thinking of you and let you know I care. Love Sandy Wood