Cdr. Timothy "Tim" James Deehan
Commander Timothy (Tim) James Deehan, 62 years of age; his story began on January 29, 1959 and sadly we lost him on January 28, 2022.
Tim was born in Brooklyn, New York to his proud parents, James and Eileen Deehan. Tim was the middle child, with two older brothers, Kevin and Peter Deehan, and two younger sisters, MaryBeth McDonough and Eileen Deehan. Tim grew up in Pompton Plains, New Jersey and attended Pequannock Township High School followed by Manhattan College. Tim served as a Commander in the United States Navy as an E-2 Pilot, retiring after 20 years of service. Tim continued his passion for flying, initially becoming a commercial pilot. After starting a company, he continued to enjoy flying privately, sharing his love of flight with friends and family. Second to flying, Tim loved scuba diving.
Tim married Susan Marie (Eckel) Deehan in 1996. Tim was a devoted, loving father to Jacqueline Deehan, Ryan Deehan, Kayla Deehan, Christina Trincale and Stephen Shelby. Just when one thought Tim’s smile could not get any larger, his grandchildren, Ava, Dominic, Addison, Avery and Mia came along making life even more enjoyable. Tim’s love for his family, and their love for him, was boundless!
Tim loved his 5 dogs, Max, Molly, Maggie (Shaka-Shaka), Reagan and Rhett. Tim was a visionary who loved to work with his hands, building things, fixing things, gardening, planting trees, and creating a beautiful surrounding. Tim had a passion for protecting wildlife and supporting anti-poaching enforcement worldwide. He was the Director of Wings4Wildlife. Tim traveled to Africa three times and was really looking forward to going back someday.
After living for years in McLean, Virginia, Tim and Susan recently moved to a beautiful property in Delaplane, Virginia to what was going to be their “together forever” home. Tim was an incredible storyteller captivating everyone’s attention; one who truly embodied the quote: “Great stories happen to those who can tell them” -- Ira Glass. Tim never went on a trip or to visit someone without returning home with yet another fascinating story.
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