One donor's story: Timothy Cradle Gotler

  • Richfield
  • Organ , Tissue , Eyes
  • Deceased Donor: 2013

Tim was a big man with a big heart. He was smart (a proud graduate of Metro State) and funny (he told the kind of jokes that made you groan). He had a great smile, a hearty laugh, and beautiful, sparkling eyes. Tim believed in good manners (he carried a handkerchief with him at all times) and was a true gentleman. He had a special energy about him: when Tim was in a room, you knew it.

Tim loved his family and friends. He was proudly Italian. He enjoyed travel, naps, and pets. Tim had a wonderful ear for music and enjoyed listening to all styles. He appreciated a good meal and good conversation. He enjoyed science fiction, mysteries, and old movies. When Tim rediscovered skiing, he was so happy to share it with his grandson, Devin. At the end of the day, he loved coming back to his own home.

Timothy Cradle Gotler