Timothy D. Titlow

The greatest gift Tim Titlow gave his children was confidence. He often told them “never be afraid to be yourself!” More than just his kids, the whole Bellville/Butler community relied on Tim and will greatly miss his generosity and fun, outgoing attitude.

Timothy D. Titlow passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in the Emergency Room of OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. Never one to complain, Tim had been privately fighting cancer for a short time. He was 59.

Tim was born April 30, 1956 in Mansfield to parents Richard and Barbara (Cline) Titlow. After he graduated from Clear Fork High School he earned his associate's degree in criminal justice from North Central State College.

Tim worked as a custodian at Clear Fork Schools for over 30 years, retiring in 2007. He also owned his own excavating business and built many houses over the years. Tim was a hardworker with a huge heart; he always thought of others before himself. He would do free excavating work for the elderly and was always the first to offer a helping hand.

You can probably still hear Tim saying, “Everybody needs to reeelax.” But as relaxed as he was, Tim was a thrill-seeker. He loved going to amusement parks, taking vacation with his kids, going to concerts, and skiing. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandsons and would do just about anything they suggested.

One of Tim’s favorite pastimes was throwing a heck of a party at The Farm (his house). Getting together with family and friends was a priority and he had the most fun when they were all together with country music in the background, cold drinks, good food, and even better conversation.

He is survived by four children: Amanda Schonauer, of Ontario, Brandon Titlow, of Bellville, Ashley Titlow, of Butler, and Tylor and Leslie Titlow, of Marengo; grandchildren Ashton Schonauer, Cameron Bulakovski, Hudson Titlow, with a grandson on the way; his father Dick Titlow; his bulldog Princess; along with numerous extended family members and friends.

In addition to his mother Barbara Titlow, Tim was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Titlow and Kim Titlow.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home (81 Mill Road) where a funeral service celebrating his life will begin at 4 p.m. and Pastor Ken Kinley will officiate.

Contributions to the Tim Titlow Memorial Fund may be made at the funeral home and the family has plans to create a memorial at the school in his honor.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Tim’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them — and watch his tribute video — at SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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