Timothy Lee Pahl, 67, of Morgantown, was senselessly taken from us during the week of April 22, 2018.
He was born on April 9, 1951, in Parkersburg, to the late Donald and Frankie Pahl.
Tim was a devoted friend, family member, husband, and father. He was a role model to all, and a father who openly shared his love and affection, and who never missed a baseball game or an opportunity to participate in his son’s activities. He gave selflessly of his time and resources, and always did so with a smile, a sense of humor, and a kind word. Anyone who had the opportunity to interact with Tim is better for it. He had a passion for the outdoors, specifically farming. He kept cattle and could usually be found working in the field on a nice day.
He was an active member of St. Thomas a Becket Episcopal Church, where he cherished its community and the comradery of its members. He previously served as a member of the Church’s Vestry, and he continued to give generously of his time to the Church’s many outreach projects, such as Empty Bowls Monongalia County, local food pantries, and the Church’s youth group. There was never a task too big or too small for Tim to undertake, if it meant helping someone in need. Because of his commitment to community involvement, he will be missed by all who had the blessing of knowing him, and also by those who did not.
Tim graduated from St. Albans High School in St. Albans, in 1969. He then attended West Virginia University, where he obtained a degree in forestry, and where he met his beloved wife, Ann, whom he married on December 9, 1973. After completing WVU, he and Ann moved around the State of West Virginia, until re-settling in Morgantown in the late 1970s. Working in forestry throughout his life, he later worked for West Virginia University in its Appalachian Hardwood Center. He subsequently participated in several other forestry-related businesses. He was heavily involved in the Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association, which is composed of those in the logging industry in Northern West Virginia, and Western Maryland. He tirelessly devoted time to the Mountain Logger Cooperative Association’s community outreach, which focuses not only on the needs of the less-fortunate but also focuses heavily on fundraising for West Virginia University Children’s Hospital.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Erin Pahl of Winchester, Va.; his brother and sister-in-law, David and Susan Pahl, of Scott Depot; his sister-in-law, Mary-Boyd “Beezie” Kearse, of Martinsburg; nephew and spouse, Jason and Tammy Pahl, of Culloden; nephew and spouse, Robert and Joy Kearse of Frederick, Md.; niece, Katherine Kearse, of Martinsburg; niece and spouse, Elizabeth and Nathan Baturka, of Reisterstown, Md.; grand-niece and nephew, Virginia Rogus and Christopher Joseph “CJ” Rogus, of Martinsburg; and grand-nephews, Mason and Mitchell Baturka, of Reisterstown, Md.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann, to whom he devoted his life and shared 43 years of happiness.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation services have been entrusted to Hastings Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas a Becket Episcopal Church, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 19.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in support of the WVU Children’s Hospital. Donations may be made payable and mailed to: “WVU Medicine Children’s,” PO Box 8200 (ROC 2), Morgantown, WV 26506.