OBITUARY

Timothy James McLuckey Boyle

January 6, 1947February 16, 2019

Timothy James Boyle was born on January 6, 1947 to Grace and Philip Boyle. After his father passed away when he was a baby, his mother married James McLuckey in 1961. This man would be the father figure in Tim's life. In 1993 he officially changed his name to Timothy James McLuckey Boyle in honor of his stepfather. Tim grew up in Norwalk, California. He stayed local for college, attending CSULB, where he studied chemical engineering. Throughout his college years, he was an active member of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity and he made countless lifelong friends. In 1968, he met Diane Jackson at a CSULB dance. She was his love, his partner in adventures, and provided him with a new sense of direction and purpose in life. They married on August 28, 1971 and loved each other fiercely through the rest of their lives.

In 1976, Tim began working for Fluor-Daniel. Over the course of almost 4 decades, he worked on over 40 projects all over the world, including Alaska, South Dakota, Mexico, Venezuela, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and, the most impactful to him personally, South Africa. This allowed him to travel the world while still providing a wonderful life for his family. In 1977, his son, Jason, was born, followed by his daughter, Emma, in 1979. While Jason and Emma were growing up in Garden Grove, Tim could be found on the sidelines, in the bleachers, or in the audience of his kids' sports events, dance concerts, musical performances, or whatever else they dabbled in at the time. In 2000, Tim and Diane became grandparents when Jason Jr. was born. Tim was just as loud and proud cheering on Jason Jr. at all of his baseball, soccer, and football games.

When Diane was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, he was her greatest support and never left her side. On August 27, 2007, Diane passed away one day shy of their 36th anniversary. Tim was heartbroken. Starting in 2012, he was an active supporter of the Susan G Komen 3-Day 60 mile walk for breast cancer in San Diego. He could be seen along the course every year, cheering on the walkers, who affectionately referred to him as "Pink Santa" due to his bright pink beard. Tim retired from Fluor in 2013 when he first realized that he was having difficulties remembering things. The last few years of his life, Tim battled Alzheimer's and growing confusion and anxiety. He passed quietly and quickly on February 16, 2019 after being visited by family.

He is survived by his son Jason, his daughter Emma and her husband Surf, his grandson Jason Jr., his mother-in-law Delilah, his sister-in-law Dareen and her husband Donal, his nephew David and his wife Brittany and their son Dylan, and his neice Kristin and her husband Mike and their son Zachary.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, March 3, 2019
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