Timothy J. Keating, mechanic and resident of Loveland, Colorado passed away at the age of 57 on February 12, 2019, peacefully at his home with family.
Timmy is survived by his wife of 31 years Tammy Keating; his children Andrew Keating (Barb), Jesse Gilbert (Ireland) and Melissa Gilbert (Tremaine); grandchildren Christopher, Aaron, Amelia, Sarah, Blake, Jesse and Isaac. Timmy also shared his life with his loving brother William Keating (Ruth) and nephews Bryan (Millie) and Dylan Keating; as well as great nieces and nephews Koral, Brooke and Maximus Keating and his brother John Keating (Tina) and nieces Felicia and Taylor Keating. His brother John was Timmy’s horseshoe champion partner many times at Bosley Park.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Estelle Anderson, father Dennis S. Keating and brothers Michael and Robert Keating.
Timmy was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 1, 1961 to Dennis and Florence Keating. He was raised in Bridgeport with his brothers and cousins. His best friend and cousin, Billy Keating, were partners in crime… playing horseshoes, hockey, basketball, baseball and football. Later in life, Timmy and Billy formed a band called “The Attics!” Music was Timmy’s passion, he may not have made it as a Rock Star but to Billy he always was.
Timmy was very adventurous and a “daredevil,” surviving many accidents and incidents in his younger years.
Timmy married the love of his life, Tamala Gilbert, on May 12, 1989 and became a “Super Dad” to 3 children, whom he spoiled very much throughout the years. He taught them how to be a kid, play with Legos, build model cars, collect hot wheels, music and essentially anything to keep them young and motivated. He loved fishing with his father Dennis and son Andrew but most of all loved being a daddy.
Timmy’s free spirit was not just shared with everyone in Chicago, it moved to Loveland, Colorado where he fell in love with the mountains and fresh air. He was very inspired to move to Colorado by his brother William. He shared many moments with his brother William in the garage, working together at Waste Management and enjoying the outdoors.
Timmy worked very hard for his family in a loving supportive way that will be missed very much. He loved family get-togethers, karaoke and playing board games (his favorite was Risk!). A cherished moment in Timmy’s life was creating “The Bug &Virus Show” starring Timmy and his nephew Bryan Keating, which was based on music and ornery commentary.
All-in-all, Timmy was a well-rounded, hardworking man that put his family and sense of humor first. As he would say “If you can’t laugh and joke today, then what’s tomorrow?”
Funeral services will be held at Viegut Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 4:00pm with viewing 1 hour prior to services. A reception will be held at the Viegut Reception Center following services.