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Timothy Andrew Kauffman

March 27, 1983 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 39)

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Timothy Andrew Kauffman, 39, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Mars on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.  Born in Warwick, R.I. on March 27, 1983 to Karen E. (Kauffman) Lane (Grady) and Keith R. Beaudoin.   He was the beloved husband of Tamarra L. Mitchell, father of Hannah Morningstar and Grace Irene Kauffman, step-father of Kayla L. Mitchell, sister of Kerri-Lynn (Beaudoin) Johnson-Fernandez (James), uncle of Charlotte Johnson-Fernandez, son-in-law of Janet L. Mitchell, nephew of Kathleen Kauffman, Diane M. Driscoll (Richard), Michelle L. Slate, Robert and Peter Beaudoin, Deborah Chapo, former spouse of Christina Morningstar, grandson of Eleanor Beaudoin and Raymond B. Kauffman, brother-in-law of Pamela A. Litman (Alexander), former son-in-law of Dan & Patricia Stellmar, and a cherished cousin and friend to many including countless strangers.  He was the beloved grandson of the late Irene B. Slate and Robert Beaudoin, and nephew of the late Donald J. Beaudoin. 

Tim moved from R.I. to Palm Bay, FL as a young adult and went on to graduate from Bayside High School, Class of 2001.  Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy proudly serving his country as an E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class, Master-at-Arms. During his time enlisted he was stationed in Souda Bay, Greece, Gaeta, Italy and San Diego, CA.  He met his former spouse, Navy veteran Christina Morningstar, the mother of his daughters, Hannah and Grace, in Italy.

Anyone who knew Tim, knew that he was a jack-of-all-trades.  His tinkering started as a young child taking apart and fixing his parents VCR. He always enjoyed working on cars, driving fast cars, woodworking, home-improvement projects, and anything where he could use tools. Most recently, Tim exuberantly designed, built, and installed a solar powered system for his RV that he and his spouse, Tammy, had planned to take cross-country and back to include time along the way with his daughters. Their dream trip was scheduled to begin on May 30, 2022. Tim was a fearless adventurer. In his Navy days, he raced motorcycles and dove off of cliffs in Italy. More recently, he found joy in hiking, waterfalls, nature, wildlife, taking photographs, kayaking, and camping trips in his RV.  Tim enjoyed sports, baseball, football and hockey.  He was raised a New England sports fan enjoying games at Fenway Park and watching the Patriots. As he moved around he diverted his loyalty and eventually became a die-hard Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers fan.  No matter what he was doing, Tim always seemed to have a way to provide a laugh to lighten up anyone’s day. 

When Tim relocated to Pittsburgh, he worked as a Procurement & Resource Specialist for the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Tim met his wife Tammy on a date at the Pittsburgh Zoo and they soon became the TIMTAM duo enjoying their girls, the outdoors, kayaking, camping, hiking, sporting events, and countless other things together. Timothy was an amazing husband, girl dad, son, brother, nephew, uncle, grandson, cousin, animal lover, Navy veteran and bright light in everyone's lives. 

Your family will forever look out for and provide care to your young girls you so adored with all of your heart. Rest in peace our beloved Timothy Andrew.

A Celebration of Life, officiated by Rev. Mark A. DeNuzzio, will be held Monday, June 6, 2022 from 5-8pm at the Adams Ridge Clubhouse, 100 Adams Ridge Boulevard, Mars, PA 16046. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a college fund for Tim's two beautiful daughters, Hannah (16) and Grace (8). https://gofund.me/010242ce.

 

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