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RIP SoCalTim

Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,807
edited October 2019 in EggHead Forum
As some of you may recall, Tim posted a year or so ago that he had had surgery to remove a brain tumor. He and I had corresponded a few times, but I hadn't heard from him in a while. I PM'd him a few days ago to see how he was doing and to ask if the Saddleridge wildfire was as close to his house as it looked, but didn't get a reply. I started looking around to see what I could find. Found nothing, so I hoped he just wasn't checking the forum lately.

Today, I decided to look again and unfortunately, I found this. I'm sure it's "our" Tim because they used his forum avatar in the obit. A real nice guy and only 58 years old! Damn!

RIP, my friend.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/newhall-ca/timothy-martinez-8883100

I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Michael 
Central Connecticut 

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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,738
    Damn, that sucks.  Always posted some great adventures taking his LBGE camping with him.  Real nice guy.
    I do not have any broken or spare parts for any size egg.
  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 1,428
    RIP, brother egger.
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,184
    edited October 2019
    RIP my friend 

    Thank you @Carolina Q for checking on him
    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker FS120 coming soon FatStack 500- Blackstone 36 Blackstone 22 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 8,186
    Damn that sucks. RIP brother. 

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,375
    @Carolina Q thank you for making the effort here.  Much better for that than me.  I had thought about him a few times recently but hadn't pursued like you. 
    His 24 hours to Austin and back was quite the adventure. 
    Fair winds and following seas-Rest In Peace and know you made a difference!
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • NorthPilot06NorthPilot06 Posts: 1,179
    RIP brother, prayers to your family. What a tough battle that he endured with cancer... he will be missed by many!
    DFW - 1 LGBE & Happy to Adopt More...
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,849
    That’s terrible news. Prayers for his family during this difficult time. Life is precious and tomorrow is never a given. 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,158
    Very sad to hear.
    Thanks for taking time to post
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • As some of you may recall, Tim posted a year or so ago that he had had surgery to remove a brain tumor. He and I had corresponded a few times, but I hadn't heard from him in a while. I PM'd him a few days ago to see how he was doing and to ask if the Saddleridge wildfire was as close to his house as it looked, but didn't get a reply. I started looking around to see what I could find. Found nothing, so I hoped he just wasn't checking the forum lately.

    Today, I decided to look again and unfortunately, I found this. I'm sure it's "our" Tim because they used his forum avatar in the obit. A real nice guy and only 58 years old! Damn!

    RIP, my friend.

    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/newhall-ca/timothy-martinez-8883100
    I enjoyed seeing those adventures, seemed like a good guy.  

    Prayers to his family.....
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 3,469
    Thanks for letting us know- loved the pictures making tamales with his family. RIP
    Greensboro, NC
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,587
    Sad news indeed. 
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,553
    We seem to be losing the best this forum has to offer.

    Hoping for the family making it through this difficult time.

    Thank you for keeping us updated. So sad.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • This is sad news. So young.
    Stillwater, MN
  • Photo Egg said:
    I guess the longer you hang here, the closer you get to people that you have never met, that feel like family.
    Life is short even if it sometimes feels like it’s dragging. Get out there and be happy!
    Do what you need to do in your life to be happy. You are the only one who will regret not doing it.
    Well said... prayers going up
    Go Gamecocks!!!
    1 XL, 1 MM
    Smoking in Aiken South Carolina
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,184
    edited October 2019
    Photo Egg said:
    I guess the longer you hang here, the closer you get to people that you have never met, that feel like family.
    Life is short even if it sometimes feels like it’s dragging. Get out there and be happy!
    Do what you need to do in your life to be happy. You are the only one who will regret not doing it.
    ^^^^this^^^^ 

    Trying to meet as many as I can for this reason , found out many are there when you need them through pm or a phone call as well
    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker FS120 coming soon FatStack 500- Blackstone 36 Blackstone 22 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • I am new here. God rest his soul and peace to his family.
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 5,578
    Damn hate to hear this. Tim hooked me up on my first sauce and rub exchange. I sent a message to him about a month ago to check on him and never heard back...Thanks for sharing.  RIP brother. 
    Large and Small BGE
    Central, IL

  • Wow... prayers to Tim’s family. RIP brother
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,321
    So sorry to hear this. Prayers for family and friends. Always a top notch guy here on the forum. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,803
    Very sad news.  Thank you for letting us know.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,428
    Sad to hear. RIP Tim.
    canuckland
  • Terrible news.  
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    Thanks for sharing this sad news. RIP 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,309
    Tim and I messaged each other a little bit, and I could tell through our conversations that he was a man of great character.  Rest In Peace, brother.  You’ll be missed around here, and I’ll always cherish the BGE tshirt you sent me. :)  Wish we could’ve met up for some bbq.  Praying for peace for your loved ones. 
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