Timothy Joseph O'Shea

February 23, 1968April 30, 2017
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Tim O’Shea of Norcross, a writer and editor on popular culture and former editor and marketing specialist for NAC International Inc., died Sunday, April 30, after a long illness. He was 49. O’Shea, an author, editor and blogger on popular culture topics, including comic book art and artists, had his own blog and contributed to other publications. He co-founded Smash Pages comics blog. He also was senior editor for 20 years with NAC International Inc., a nuclear services company. A lifelong resident of metro Atlanta, O’Shea graduated from St. Pius X High School and Georgia State University. He was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, where he sang in the choir. Timothy Joseph O’Shea was born Feb. 23, 1968, the youngest of eight children to Arthur and Lois O’Shea. His passions, in addition to pop culture and comic books, were family, faith, karaoke and major league baseball, not always in that order. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Vance O’Shea; son Colin Fuller O’Shea; stepson Sam Gray; stepdaughter Tara Gray (Jon Wood); and grandchildren Kelli Inman, Lindsey Bartlett, and Brandon Bartlett. Additional survivors include sisters Theresa and Mary O’Shea and Helen Tucker (Bill); brothers John, Michael and Brian O’Shea (Beverly) and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother, Arthur Kevin O’Shea Jr. The family will greet visitors at H.M. Patterson and Sons Oglethorpe Chapel from 5 to 6:30 PM on Friday May 19, with a prayer service at 6:30 PM. Family and friends are also welcome to attend the Mass of the Resurrection at Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 10:00 AM on Saturday May 20, with Rev. Jim Duffy as the celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or to the Hero Initiative (


  • Visitation Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Prayer Service Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 20, 2017

Timothy Joseph O'Shea

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Annette Saldana

May 4, 2017

An incredible human being whose presence is deeply missed. I'm so thankful I knew him. He was the kindest person I've ever met. I'm so saddened by your loss --- a loss for us all.

Kathy Jones Testa, SPX, '70

May 3, 2017

Theresa and Family,
May the peace of the Lord be with you as you remember Tim...

May 3, 2017

Oh, Theresa , soooo sorry... Your brother sounds like a very talented and awesome person. We know he took after his big sister on talent. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you! Many Blessings for You and Your Family, Always! ---Dellis CadenNoble

May 3, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to Ellen and Tim's family. He sounds like a remarkable man, and I'm sure he'll be greatly missed.
Lisa Hunt

consuelo leon-ecuyer

May 3, 2017

Many prayers to your family and have fond memories from our St. Pius days as well as recently at the Peachtree DeKalb Airport catching up and chatting about parenting! love, Consuelo and family

Kris Pryor

May 3, 2017

Somewhere in heaven right now, Tim is singing Peter Gabriel at a karaoke bar and making friends with the other angels by using his goofy sense of humor and charming personality. Lucky angels.
I miss my old friend.

Paul Ennis

May 3, 2017

I remember Tim from his high school days at Pius. Even back then he had that great dry sense of humor that would say craziest things that fit just right. We reacquainted ourselves about four years ago on FB. Always a bright star with a joy for life. Enjoy those comic books in heaven Tim. Peace of God to you and your family.

May 2, 2017

Tim was a kind and generous person, and a friend to everyone. Wishing peace and love to his family and friends.

Sheila C F

May 2, 2017

Tim would probably appreciate that i tried to find something good to say by googling "classy humorous tribute", but i can honestly say that Tim was truly a genuine, kind, gentle, hard-working, and funny person who i was so very fortunate to have known. My heart goes out to his wife, son and his whole family as they cope with this difficult and very sad time. I know Tim will send you some love and laughs for now and forever. Peace to my old friend. Love you Tim!

Tony Rosenberg

May 1, 2017

Tim's humor and laughter was intoxicating and will be missed by those that had the pleasure to have him be a part of our lives. His soul will live in all of us. May peace be with Colin and the rest of his family at this time.