Timothy Lewis Madeira | TheUnion.com

Timothy Lewis Madeira

Timothy Madeira passed away on Nov. 6, 2013, in Grass Valley due to a long illness.

Timothy was born to Catherine “Kitty” and Jay Madeira on June 4, 1949, in Morristown, N.J., and grew up in New England and Maine.

Tim attended Bridgton Academy and the New Division of Nasson College in Maine. He was a project manager for Jacobs Engineering for many years and was proud of his work on the Future Light Rail Station at the Grand Canyon, two federal courthouses in Gulfport and Jackson, Miss., and border stations in South Texas and New Mexico. He happily retired when the time came.

Tim enjoyed reading, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, fly-fishing and camping. He felt a special affinity for Grass Valley and the beauty he found here. He took great pleasure in beekeeping and working in his orchard, especially pruning his apple espalier. His love of nature led to his love of woodworking, building furniture and boats and working on his house.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of Grass Valley; son, Nick; grandson, Parker of Southwest Harbor, Maine; brothers Pete (Suzanne) of Bernard, Maine, Matt (Martha) of Portsmouth, N.H., and Fred (Trish) of Cumberland Foreside, Maine. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews; a loving and loyal cadre of friends; and his smooth fox terrier, Liberty.

He was predeceased by his parents.

There will be no service, but a celebration of his life may be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that trees be planted in his memory.

Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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