Richard Timothy "Tim" Bolgeo

April 15, 1949May 12, 2019

Richard Timothy “Uncle Timmy” Bolgeo, age 70, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Mary Margaret and Frank Louis “Pete” Bolgeo. Tim served our country in the United States Air Force. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Christian Brothers College in Memphis, Tennessee. Tim was a retired electrical engineer with over 40 years with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was a longtime member of St. Jude Catholic Church. A lifetime reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Uncle Timmy was Founder and Chairman of Liberty Con 1 – 25, an original Board Member and Chairman of ChattaCon 7 – 11, and a staff member at numerous conventions throughout the southeast. He was the long running Editor/Publisher of the Fanzines The LibertyCon Newsletter (1987-1997) and The Revenge of Hump Day! (1997 to 2018). He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Joseph Bolgeo. Tim is survived by his wife of almost 49 years, Linda Vannucci Bolgeo; children, Brandy Bolgeo Spraker and Jason (Jamie) Bolgeo; grandchildren, Alexander and Elizabeth Bolgeo Spraker and Tristan Bolgeo; siblings, Patricia (Archie) Stavrum and Robert Bolgeo; as well as many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 16 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 930 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415. A Mass of Celebration will follow at 5:30 pm on Thursday at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Charlie Burton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tim’s name to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Retirement Fund, P. O. Box 9, Nazareth, Kentucky 40048 Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

  • A Mass of Celebration

    Thursday, May 16, 2019


Richard Timothy "Tim" Bolgeo

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Theresa Hackett

June 5, 2019

Thank you Uncle Timmy for being you. You made a difference and many lives and made people feel welcome.

J D Ross

May 17, 2019

Condolences to the family. Uncle Timmy will be greatly missed. Sad we’ve lost touch over the years.
Sorry I could not attend, I am currently in Erlanger. Prayers to the family. God bless.

Nehtisha Rollis

May 16, 2019

Tim is someone that will always be remembered fondly. For years to come I will have wonderful stories to share of his kindness, thoughtfulness, and goodness. I can’t even remember when we met, because instantly he made you feel like family. Knowing Tim was having an added blessing in your life. Uncle Timmy, you will be missed.
Prayers and thoughts to Linda, Brandy, and Family.

Donna and Larry Ettkin

May 15, 2019

We met in August 1976(!) at the Mansion Hill Apts., where our families first lived when we all moved to Chattanooga. We became friends almost immediately and you kept Vanessa a few weeks later when Brian was born. Timmy shared our SciFi love and, since he was the first guy in the neighborhood to have a device that showed real movies on a home TV, Timmy introduced us to the Rocky Horror Picture Show one memorable afternoon at your house. We treasure Chanukah memories of Potato Pancake dinners at our house with you guys, when the kids lit the mini candles in each of their mini menorahs, we ate too much and had a wonderful time just being together. We love the Bolgeos and will miss you, Timmy.

Jim Woosley

May 15, 2019

Uncle Timmy was a convention friend and email buddy. I have missed the Revenge this past year, and I will miss Tim's wit and wisdom. My condolences to Linda, Brandy, and his family and friends.

Carolyn Eddings

May 14, 2019

Remembering Tim from our days at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant. I had the pleasure of talking with him a few months ago as I was visiting a friend at the healthcare facility. He also remembered me from many, many years ago. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. --Carolyn

Larry Jones

May 14, 2019

Thank you Uncle Timmy for your love of life, science, fiction and fantasy. You have helped make the world a better place.

Mike Swift

May 14, 2019

My company is a vendor to TVA and I worked with Tim for many years on electrical projects. He always demanded excellence and performance for TVA but he was always fair minded. I enjoyed working with him, learning from him, and consider him a friend. I am very sorry to the family for your loss. He was a good guy. He will be missed. I pray for strength for your family during this difficult time.

James Tollett

May 13, 2019

Timmy was a good friend. He encouraged me to become a member of Chattacon's board and with his guidance I learned to be a good head of the Huxter/Dealers room. He gave me the idea to suggest early regeneration's for the next years convention that I proposed and it was a success from that point forward, now a lot of conventions do it. I will always remember that he always gave good council and looked out for his friends. I will miss him but know that he is with the lord even as I type this. I know I will see him again some day. He was a good brother from another mother to me.

Kathleen Kaufmann

May 13, 2019

There is no way I could pick a single memory of such a man as Timmy to share. He was there as a friend for me and a mentor starting at a long ago chatta-con... nicknamed me "Nurse Goodbody" which graced several Con Shirts and warned me when I didn't listen. Don't we all not listen? But thanks anyway! :) He will be dearly missed.