OBITUARY

Timothy John Surdam

September 29, 1961July 17, 2021
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Timothy John Surdam, age 59, of Castle Rock, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly on July 17th, 2021.

We can find peace knowing that he left us while he was doing something he loved, running a race.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Surdam, sons Brandon Surdam and Logan (wife Allie) Surdam, mother Margaret Rosemary Surdam, sisters Cheryl (husband Dave) King, Diane (husband Pete) Forsman, Jodi Thompson, brother Steve (wife Tina) Surdam, in-laws Christine (husband Lynn) Benson, Melisa (husband George) Johnson, and Barry Osborn, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father John Melton Surdam.

After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Tim worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Controller. He retired in 2017. He loved being retired and became passionate about running. He had hopes of someday running in the Boston Marathon. He also loved playing the guitar and enjoyed providing the entertainment during family gatherings. Tim was an avid fisherman and was nicknamed the “Fish Whisperer.” He also loved coaching his sons in various sports throughout their youth. Tim was the rock for his family, always putting their needs before his own. Words cannot express how much his family and friends will miss him.

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

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MIKE BAKALEKOS

July 24, 2021

Sue, Brandon, and Logan, you had a great husband and father. He always tried to give you guys the best of everything. He was my friend during the busy times when we were both working long hours and coaching in between. We would sometimes talk about how tired we were, but neither of us would have changed it. We were tired, but enjoying time with our children. We had lots of laughs. Tim was always a guy you could count on. Me and my family will miss Tim, but the gates of Heaven will open wide and accept a good son.

Larry Wright

July 24, 2021

We are saddened to hear of Tim's passing as I was stationed in England with him from 1981-1983. We were good friends and roommates on base as well as housemates in Deanshanger Uk as well. I am sad that we had not keep in touch as I am a runner as well. God bless you and all who knew him as he was a great guy and he surely left us too soon!

Larry and Joanne Wright

Janice Brown

July 22, 2021

Tim and I had so many good times coaching soccer (whether we were the coaches or not). He loved his family sooo much. He was so proud of his boys! What a full and wonderful life in his short time here! I am praying for Sue, Brandon, and Logan to have some comfort and peace. Please know that Tim lives on in the memories of all the people he touched.

Christy Morris

July 22, 2021

We are so deeply saddened to learn of Tim's passing. People like Tim are rare, a truly good man and we are blessed to have known him. Sue, Brandon and Logan we will carry you all in our prayers.

The Morris Family

James Gillman

July 21, 2021

Such a shock to learn of Tim's passing. Beyond Tim's work ethic and professionalism, he was a true human being. The Tower at Denver International Airport keenly felt his Departure. And the Federal Government, upon his retirement, felt the loss as well. Many people Tim mentored will follow in his footsteps and legitimize his legacy -- for there were many fine people whose lives Tim touched. His passing from this earth will be keenly felt by every one who knew him also. I hope there is some solace for his family. He was a rare, special fellow.

Gary Godfrey

July 21, 2021

Every time I saw Tim, we would catch up on what I was doing and what he was doing. But, when it came to two passions, running and playing his guitar, his eyes would light up and his excitement would become contagious. I am glad I had the opportunity to play guitars with you, Tim. I wish I had taken time for more. I will miss you my friend and I am thinking of you, Sue and Family, and sending my love. and prayers.

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