Timothy Allen Deah, 67, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
He was born Dec. 12, 1944, and was the devoted son of John and Coletta Deah.
Timothy served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart for his service to his country. He worked as a pattern maker making wooden patterns for the Pittsburgh steel mills. He became totally disabled in 1978, and made Florida his permanent home in 1980. Timothy’s volunteer efforts include St. Charles Borromeo Bingo, Punta Gorda Little League, Charlotte Warriors, Charlotte High Boosters, Charlotte High School Athletics, and he most recently served as Vice President of the Charlotte Fair Association.
Timothy is a loving brother of Daniel (Frances); James (Theresa); John (Pamela); a very special cousin to Dee Quinn Guckert, all of Pittsburgh, Pa.; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; and children, Patricia Ann (Carlos) Deah-Santiago of Orlando, Fla., and Jeffery Allen Deah of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and the love of Jeff’s life, Lisa Ponsonby, shares in the family’s loss.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Tidewell Hospice 1144 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952, Charlotte Fair Association 2333 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte, FL 33948, Charlotte High School Athletic Department 1250 Cooper St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950, or Wounded Warrior Project — woundedwarriorproject.org. To light a candle in Timothy’s name please visit www.kays-ponger.com.
Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda Chapel.