Timothy E. Raftery
June 17, 1956- October 16, 2013
Timothy Edward Raftery, 57, of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away on October 16, 2013 at his home. He was born on June 17, 1956 in Rochester New York to Bonita Yaw Raftery and the late Charles F. Raftery. He is also predeceased by his son James Dean Raftery and a brother Mykul Raftery.
Tim was a dedicated Father and Husband who lived life to its fullest each and every day. Tim had a kindness in his heart not just for his family and friends, but for everyone he met. Perhaps this was due to his upbringing or to the life lessons he experienced, but no matter the reason, Tim was there for you in every moment, squeezing every life’s moment from you. We admire that about Tim and it is our hope that we can emulate this trait in our lives. We will miss Tim, but his legacy lives on in each and everyone he met.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon D. Raftery of Prince Frederick, MD and a daughter, Nicole Sue Raftery of Columbia, MD. He is also survived by his mother, Bonita Y. Haessler of Rochester, NY and his siblings, Robert Raftery of White Lake, NC, Sue Scutella and her husband Cliff of Brockport, NY, Eric V. Haessler and his wife Jane of Roswell, GA, Kurt Haessler of Rochester, NY, several nieces and nephews and a special niece, Christina.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday October 27, 2013 from 2-4 PM at Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, MD. Memorial contributions should be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, MD.
Sunday, October 27, 2013