Tim Keohane was a wonderful father and friend to all. Tim loved the outdoors and his boys more than anything else, even life itself. He was happiest fishing, hunting or just taking a ride on his four-wheeler through the Blue Spruce fields and woods on their family farm. This past Sunday, July 30th, he was doing just that when he had an ATV accident that took his life, leaving behind his two boys and all who knew and loved him, far too early.
Tim was as colorful as life itself. You knew when Tim was in the room by his big smile and his special way of letting you know he was there! Tim was a carpenter by trade and a good one at that. In 1998 he moved to Colorado to put his skills to good work. Colorado was experiencing tremendous growth. People were moving there from neighboring states and new housing was sprouting up everywhere, which created a huge need for carpenters. It was the new Gold Rush! He started his family shortly after that, once his feet were firmly planted. The boys grew up on a 1500-acre ranch where they learned to enjoy the outdoors and experience nature up close. Unfortunately, the Gold Rush came to a halt with the recession in 2008. Tim stayed employed because he was good at what he did. However, eventually the jobs became fewer and fewer. Thirteen years after moving to Colorado for prosperity and a new life, they decided to move back to New York with the hope of finding work using old networks and connections. He started to work almost immediately upon his return, but we too were feeling the recession and work was spotty. Tim eventually started to work again on a steadier basis, but by then the expense of moving back and getting settled here had depleted his savings.
During that time of uncertainty and work struggles, Tim would not deny his boys the opportunity to participate in any of the activities that the other kids were involved in, even if was a burden financially. Tim went without so that his sons could have a “normal” life. They played sports, they traveled to tournaments and they learned to enjoy the outdoors as he did.
With Tim’s untimely and unexpected death, we are asking all of you to consider helping us remember Tim and his legacy with a donation to this fund. The money will be used to help his boys continue to grow up doing the things that they, and he, loved to do. Tim would want his boys to continue to play sports, enjoy the outdoors, and go to college and get an education so that they may have an easier life than he did. Becky and Paul Lombardo are setting up 529 accounts in the boys' names. Any contribution would be so appreciated and recognized as support for the boys and a way for Tim’s legacy to live on. He will surely be missed.
- Dave Kreienberg
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- Malcolm and Anne Muir
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