John “Scotty” Tibur

June 2, 2020

John “Scotty” Tibur
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

Korean War

A Funeral Mass will be live streamed through Woburn Catholic Collaborative page on Facebook,

Tuesday June 16 at 10 A.M. 

John “Scotty” Tibur – of Woburn, June 2nd. Beloved husband of the late Jane Marie (Mattaliano) Tibur. Devoted father of Joseph Tibur and his wife Marcia and “ Da/Dar” of Sara and Scott Tibur. Loving and cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews and his extended family in Scotland. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A burial will take place on Tuesday June 16th at 11 A.M at the Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Scotty’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

John”Scotty” Tibur – of Woburn, died peacefully June 2nd at the age of eighty-nine. He was the beloved husband of the late Jane Marie (Mattaliano) Tibur.

John was born on March 29,1931 in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late Sarah (McMenemy) Tibur. Scotty was raised in Paisley, Scotland where he would return to often to visit with his relatives over his lifetime. He played semi pro Soccer as a young man in Scotland.

Scotty returned to the United States when he was 18 and lived in Detroit.  He enlisted in the Navy and served during the Korean War on the Battleship USS Johnson.  He served from 1948 until 1952 . The Navy is where he began his electronics training.  Towards the end of his Navy career he met the love of his life, Jane Marie at a USO dance. Upon leaving the Navy, he started working at Lincoln Labs. 

Scotty was educated in electrical engineering at M.I.T and Tufts University.

Scotty and Jane Marie were married on September 27, 1952 and enjoyed 61 years of marriage before Jane Maries passing in 2013.

Scotty and Jane Marie built their dream home in Woburn in 1960, where they remained for their entire lives.Their son, Joseph, was welcomed into the world in 1961, and you never saw a happier couple after his arrival. 

The Hallmark Drive-Kensington Ave. Association was formed and Scotty became Santa for the neighborhood every year for approximately 45 years. He would deliver gifts to the neighbors homes and would always end at his home for a large gathering of family and friends.

Scotty left Lincoln Labs for a “start-up” company named Concord Control.  After several years Scotty joined Digital Equipment Corp. where he remained until his retirement in 1993.

Scotty and Jane Marie would spend 3 months of winter at Little Club in Tequesta, FL enjoying lots of golf, dining out with friends and visits from many family members.

Scotty and Jane Marie built a 2nd home in Danbury NH where they would spend their weekends and any free time.  They enjoyed Skiing, boating, golfing and had many friends there until the house was sold in 2007.

Scotty was a Woburn Youth Hockey coach for nearly 2 decades and made a positive impact on many young lives.  He played golf in the Senior League at Woburn Country Club. He was a member of the American Legion and the Woburn Elks, and attended St. Barbara’s Church for close to 60 years

He never missed an event of any of his grandchildren and was always on the sidelines to cheer them on! He was a kind, compassionate man who always had a smile on his face. He will truly be missed by all that had the privilege of having him in their lives.

Father of Joseph Tibur and his wife Marcia and “ Da/Dar” of Sara and Scott Tibur. Loving and cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews and his extended family in Scotland.

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A burial will take place on Tuesday June 16th at 11 A.M at the Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Scotty’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A burial will take place on Tuesday June 16th at 11 A.M at the Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Scotty’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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  1. Sorry for your loss Joe. It was only a few weeks ago you sent me a picture of your dad and my dad coaching Woburn Youth Hockey. Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family.

  2. Elizabeth Olson

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Scotty! He was a great guy and certainly made the holidays a lot more special! Sending love to all of you 💕

  3. Sorry for the loss of your Dad , Joe. I only met him once but it was a very nice visit and he was a very sweet and kind man. My condolences to you and your family.

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