Timothy Ashbaugh

May 9, 1951 - April 15, 2002
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Timothy D. Ashbaugh, 50, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 15, 2002, at Union Hospital in Dover. Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Henry F. and Florence M. (Lightel) Ashbaugh. Timothy was a 1969 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and a 1973 graduate of Ohio State University. He was a…

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Timothy D. Ashbaugh, 50, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 15, 2002, at Union Hospital in Dover. Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Henry F. and Florence M. (Lightel) Ashbaugh. Timothy was a 1969 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and a 1973 graduate of Ohio State University. He was an avid traveler and enjoyed hiking. Timothy was a published photojournalist with a focus on world travel, a volunteer for the U.S. Geological Survey, and he participated in Backyards for Wildlife. He was a member of the Himalayan Explorers Club based in Katmandu and was an assistant Cub Scout Leader.Surviving is his wife of 25 years, Diane (Allen) Ashbaugh, whom he married on April 1, 1977; a daughter, Rachel (Timothy) Robb of Santa Barbara, California; a son, Eric Ashbaugh of the home; three grandchildren, Alex, Zachary and Tyler Robb; two brothers, Patrick A. Ashbaugh of Silver City, New Mexico and Michael (Judie) Ashbaugh of West Jefferson, North Carolina.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2002, at 4 PM at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home in New Philadelphia. There will be a gathering of friends and family following the funeral service at the Geib Family Center. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2-4 PM at the funeral home.


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Born: May 9, 1951
Died: April 15, 2002

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Kathy Grant posted on 4/18/02

I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to believe he is gone. Tim loved his family and the land, he shared a lot with us at work and I have many good memories. He loved the old Bob Dylan songs and he turned me onto the show Absolutely Fabulous! The week before he got sick he told us, in detail, about the Shackleton?s survival story he watched on the history channel. You just knew Tim could see himself going to Antarctica next! Tim?s on his next great adventure, I will miss him.


Jim Celuch posted on 4/21/02

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Tim. I only had a few chances to talk with him, but immediately realized that I could consider him a friend. Please accept my condolences, especially to my young friend Eric.


Dian Fisher posted on 4/18/02

Tim will always remain one of those special people that we will think of and remember throughout our lives. He was clever, witty, and one of the most interesting people I'll probably ever know. His life was shortened, but he lived it fully. He'll be missed by many of us. My sympathies to his family.


Tracy Hrbek posted on 4/19/02

I will truly miss Tim and the memorable conversations we had together every year at the September Administrators Symposium in Columbus. He was so easy to talk to and I just loved listening to his stories and opinions about work, family, music, you name it. Although I didn't see Tim often, each time I did he touched my life in a very positive way - - for that I will always be grateful. My prayers are with him and his family. Thank you for this opportunity to share my condolences.


Carol & Roy Barr posted on 4/18/02

Ourr deepest sympathy. Carol & Roy Barr


Susan DiFabbio posted on 4/19/02

Tim was a great friend and always willing to help out in any way he could. He had a wonderful sense of humor and will be very much missed by all who had the opportunity to get to know him. I am certainly glad I had that opportunity.


Don Wallick posted on 4/19/02

My deepest sympathies are extended to Tim's family at this time of bereavement. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Don Wallick


Jean West posted on 4/18/02

I was very saddened to hear of Tim's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with your entire family. I have some very fond memories of Tim. He was a good friend to me. He will be missed.


Mona Bryant posted on 4/18/02

I am employed with Harrison County Dept. of Job & Family Services as an Eligibility Referral Specialist. Tim was our Technical Assistance Supervisor and will be greatly missed.


Billie J Elliott posted on 4/18/02

My deepest and most sincere sympathy to all of you at this time of loss...having worked with Tim as our P A Supervisor in Monroe County, OH was a pleasure....we are deeply saddened by his death. Lots of Sympathy and Prayers are enclosed.... May God give you strength to endure this very trying time... Billie J Elliott, Monroe County Job and Family Services,Woodsfield OHIO


Ramesh parimkayala posted on 4/18/02

We really miss him.... Please accept my sincere condolences. My prayers and thoughts are with you


Linda (Becker) Smith posted on 4/18/02

Mike & family - We were so surprised and sorry to hear about Tim! I just cannot believe it. If work permits, I'll try to be there Saturday. If I cannot, please know I'm thinking of you all and hope the happy memories of a life well-lived provide some condolence for you all. Linda


Nick Balakos/Charlene Anderson posted on 4/19/02

Tim was so helpful to the Jefferson County Dept. of Job and Family Services over the years. Like many others who enjoyed his friendship, we will very much miss him.


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Ed and Noreen West posted on 5/2/02

We'll remember your visit to our upper meadow to gaze at the stars with Michael and Cyrus. May your friends and family have fond memories of your visit here. "All who wander are not lost." Have a safe journey bro'.


Kelly Altenberger posted on 4/18/02

At a time like this I can never find the words to convey my concern. This is such a shock for all of us. Tim was a wonderful person and his loss is going to be felt by all of us for a long time.


Cheryl Townsend posted on 4/19/02

I will treasure all your stories and remember your zest for adventure. I am so glad to have had you in my life. I miss you already...my friend. cat


Pat Long posted on 4/18/02

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Tim was a great help to this agency. I am a medicaid worker and more than once he has come through for us in the difficult times we've had with understanding policy. I just met him in person lately and I remember his smiley face. We will miss him. Pat


Sharon Chuvalas posted on 4/18/02

I met Tim when I worked for the Ohio Dept. of Human Services. He was a good friend and kind helpmate. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Please accept my sympathy in this time of sorrow. Sharon Chuvalas


Nicholas Keller posted on 4/17/02

I hope we can do some long weekend hikes again some day,and I hope your new home has new travels for you. Your buddy nick keller


David M. Kulich, LSW (Ret) posted on 4/18/02

Please accept my most sincere thoughts and prayers for the members of Tim's family. Tim was always a bright point in carrying forth the policies and procedures to achieve the goal of attempting to improve the lives of many welfare recipeints through work, training and education. We shared much together as policies were debated and/or carried out. He was always one from whom I could expect truth. That legacy should be remembered.


Karen Ernes posted on 4/17/02

I had the pleasure of working with Tim for 4 years at the Canton District Office. Tim had so many great stories about his travels - especially to Nepal. But, his best stories were always about his family. I will miss him tremendously, but am so happy that I had the opportunity to call him my friend for the last 12 years. My sincere sympathy and thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.


Liz Pennock/ Paul Shambarger posted on 4/24/02

We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Tim's passing. As musicians, playing in New Philadelphia/Dover will never be the same again without seeing our friend Tim in the crowd & hearing him request Bob Dylan songs. There are few people who have the passion for music & living as he did. We will miss Tim alot, and ask God to bring comfort to his family.


Ann Kniep posted on 4/17/02

Please accept my sincere condolences. It was an honor to have had the opportunity to have worked with Tim. There are many of us who will really miss him, because he was so pleasant and sincere. I will always remember him for his dry wit and sense of humor. My prayers and thoughts are with you.


Jane Wasman posted on 4/19/02

Tim and I became friends while I was working with him at the ODHS Canton District Office 15 years ago. I so enjoyed his humor, his cleverness, and his impressive intelligence. When I think of him I can see his little-boy grin and his twinkling eyes. I will keep these good memories of him always. My thoughts are with Tim's family during this sad and difficult time.


Shane R. Wetherell posted on 4/17/02

A real gentleman and a good "joe". To be missed much.


Ron and Shelly Stahl, Huston and Ciara posted on 4/20/02

Diane and Family - We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Tim's passing. We wish all of you God's healing touch and comfort at this trying time. You are certainly in our thoughts and prayers. Ciara and Huston say hello to Eric and wish he didn't have to bear this terrible loss. Our Love, Your old neighbors and still your friends: Ron and Shelly Stahl and kids


Joyce Holliday posted on 4/18/02

The office will never be the same now that Tim has left us. We'll miss his smiling face, his carefree manor and his knowledge. Having known and worked with Tim over the years , one came to realize that he was a man of his word who was willing to take the time to help his coworkers. I regret I never had the opportunity to tell him that I appreciated him and that I never had the chance to say Goodbye. Joyce Holliday, Canton Regional


Jane Frye posted on 4/18/02

I'll truly miss the twinkle in his eyes and the ready-laugh on his lips and his way to put our workplace into perspective. My thoughts are with you...