Timothy Robert Meininger

December 17, 1983February 18, 2019

MEININGER, Timothy Robert, 35, of Phoenix, AZ and originally from Dayton, OH died on Monday, February 18, 2019 from cancer. He was born in Dayton on December 17, 1983. Tim died at home in the presence of family after almost three years of battling stage IV esophageal adenocarcinoma. He is survived by his parents, Tom and Jeannie Meininger, his older brother Tom, beloved dog Pierre, and many other loving relatives and friends. Though his time was cut tragically short by a relentless disease, Tim lived every day to its fullest. He accomplished what he put his mind to and navigated the challenges of life with confidence and dignity, taking in the scenery along the way. He had a disarming charm and adventurous spirit that inspired and brightened the lives of those around him. After graduating from Chaminade Julienne high school in 2002, his unquenchable thirst for knowledge led him to earn a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wilmington College. He continued his education at Cleveland State University where he earned a master’s degree in Consumer and Industrial Research Psychology and a bachelor's degree in Nursing. Tim was a talented photographer and also enjoyed playing the piano, skills he improved upon every chance he could. He loved to see new places and chose the profession of a traveling registered nurse after his first nursing job at the Cleveland Clinic. He took assignments at hospitals all over the country, working in neurological and neurosurgical intensive care units. He eventually found his home in Phoenix, surrounded by beautiful landscapes to explore and photograph, endless outdoor activities, and cultural diversity. Even during the struggles of his treatment, he continued to pursue the joys of life and share his passion with family and friends. The world has lost a truly unique and special person, but Tim’s memory will continue to live on with those whose lives he touched. In the spirit of this, and in lieu of flowers or a traditional service, a memorial project is being organized in his name to honor his love of life, adventure, and exploration. Contributions are welcome and more information will become available on social media or Arrangements entrusted to Tobias Funeral Home Englewood Chapel. Messages of support to Timothy’s family may be made at:


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Timothy Robert Meininger

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daniel hopson

March 5, 2019

God looked around His garden and found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest,
God's garden must be beautiful-He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering; He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered, "Peace be thine."
It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.

Tony and Lynn Meininger

February 27, 2019

Tim was always a soft spoken guy, always kind and considerate. Although Tim left the area early on to pursue his educational and professional pursuits, he was always in our thoughts. Our sympathies are extended to Tom Sr., Tom Jr., and Jeannie, and Tim’s extended family and friends during their time of grief.

fred & sheila fiebiger

February 25, 2019

Tom, So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Fred & Sheila Fiebiger

Bobbi Davis

February 25, 2019

Dear Tom,
I was so sorry to read of Tim's death. You and your family are in my prayers .