That's the phrase that Tim's friends decided to imprint on wristbands that they would wear and share with others. Tim Piazza was a happy young man who wanted nothing more than to make people laugh and make a positive impact on the world. Those that knew him the best, talked about his big heart and his desire to brighten your day.
He resided in Readington Township, NJ his whole life and was a graduate of Hunterdon Central Regional High School where he played football and was also on the spring track team, taking part in shot put, javelin and discus. He was a Red Devil Ambassador at Hunterdon Central and participated in the school's Teen Prevention Education Program. He volunteered with the Hunterdon Outreach Program to help teach special needs children football, basketball and baseball and took part in the Hopeful Holidays and Readington's Holiday Gifts Program, donating Christmas and holiday gifts to those in need. Tim was a sophomore engineering student at Penn State University where he was actively involved in the fundraising and operations for the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON).
Tim loved spending his summers at the beach with his family and friends, jet skiing, playing golf and basketball, hitting the gym and simply hanging with his friends.
His career ambition was to earn his undergraduate degree and then attend graduate school with the hopes of one day developing state of the art prosthetic devices to help those who most desperately needed them. His personal goal was to one day start a family of his own while continuing to give back to the community, be a good friend and continue to find ways to put a smile on people’s faces.
Unfortunately, Tim's life came to a tragic end on February 4, 2017. In order to fulfill Tim’s life and career goals, and in an effort to give life to his legacy, his family and friends have established a foundation in Tim's memory to help others who are in need. The Timothy J. Piazza Memorial Foundation has been established to raise money to be used to help those who are in need of prosthetic devices (in particular children) and to provide a scholarship(s) to a Hunterdon Central regional high school student(s) who embodies many of the interests and attributes that defined Tim’s life.
The Timothy J. Piazza Memorial Foundation, Inc. (EIN: 83-1366190) is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation in the process of applying for Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Upon IRS approval of the Foundation's 501(c)(3) status the Foundation will be a tax exempt organization within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), contributions to which may qualify for a tax deduction, for contributions made after April 25, 2017.
Ashlynn Curie Do you have kids ,do you know how his mother feels probably not so use your brain instead of being a cold hearted bitch. She has every right to be upset . Commonsense if you see some one intoxicated n they fall headfirst down a flight stairs the right thing to do would be to,call a ambulance .not lay them down on a couch ... You can't be that stupid can you ? Hopefully they flag your post ... SMH
We lost our 22 year old brother in an alcohol related car accident 31 years go so I have a very good idea of what you are going through. I wish I could tell you that it gets better but I can't. The grief may change but it is always there. My hope for your family is that God and the passage of time help you. I hope that you can find some peace of mind. Let family activities and The Foundation you created distract you. Love, hugs, and prayers all around.
My heart goes out to you...my nephew Bobby Moran was at a lake near our home in California with some "friends" of his..not his usual close buddies, some school guys he knew. They had all been drinking & were tubing on the lake, it was labor day weekend 2005, but seems like yesterday. Bobby was an excellent swimmer, they all decided to let go of the tube & swim to shore...when the other guy got to shore Bobby wasnt there & he didnt see him swimming anywhere between the let go spot & shore. Do you know that "so called friend" didnt get concerned, look for Bobby, wait around, or nothing. Even left the lake without Bobby & didnt give it a second thought until Bobs brother called him asking where bob was. Steve is Bobs brother, he went back to the lake, called the sheriffs & showed bobs DL asking if anyone had seen him. Negative. Sherifs dredged the lake & used a weak fish finder looking but that ended. Steve kept showing flyers, his real friends kept looking & those efforts paid off when a man in san diego read about us not finding Bobby. He used his own $ & time free of charge to get his boat with a top of the line radar into the water. HE FOUND BOBBY WITHIN AN HOUR! it was 5 days after that nimrod thought nothing of our 22 year old precious boy disappearing. I cant help but wonder if Bobby could have been rescued if that boy would have raised a ruckus that his buddy was right behind him swimming & musta got swept under. That lake wss packed for the holiday & im sure lots of people woulda scoured looking for bubbles or whatnot in the water. I applaud you for turning your pain into positive ventures in your sons name...take care.
Ashlyn Currie how dare you write such a thing? Did you mother not teach you to sometimes it’s necessary to hold your comments??