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Holl, Timothy M.

Timothy M. Holl
March 14, 1959 - May 18, 2013. Tim passed away peacefully at home, with many family and friends by his side, after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was a fourth generation, native born San Franciscan. Tim and his family settled in Oakland, and additionally spent as much time as possible in the northern Sierras.

Tim was the sixth of seven sons born to Arthur (deceased) and Claire Holl. He attended St. Gabriel Grammar School, Riordan High School ('77), and California Maritime Academy ('83). His maritime career included 19 years of tugboat experience, prefaced by a year of sea time shipping on oil tankers as third mate. Tim fulfilled a lifelong goal in 2005 when he became a licensed San Francisco Bar Pilot where he worked until his passing.

While Tim enjoyed his job as a SF Bar Pilot, his heart was in the mountains when not at sea. He enjoyed rock climbing, kayaking, surfing, backpacking and fly fishing. He was a talented carpenter and builder, and dedicated family genealogist.
Married 23 years, Tim's best friend and partner in adventure is loving wife Laura. They have two sons, Ian and Eric, both of whom Tim was extremely proud of. He was pre-deceased by his father, Arthur, and eldest brother, Steve. He is survived by his mother Claire, brothers Dennis, Brian, Jeffrey, Kevin and Gregory, sister-in-laws Mary, Linda, Tina, Kathleen, and Suzy; his in-laws Kenneth and Irene Glines and sister-in-law, Paula. Tim is survived by 11 nieces and nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend its thanks and love to the many friends, neighbors, co-workers - especially the SF Bar Pilots, and family members who provided support, love and care throughout these last months. We cherish you for all your love and assistance in helping to make Tim's last days more comfortable.

A funeral mass will be Thursday, May 30, 10am, at Corpus Christi Church, 322 St. James Dr., Piedmont. Reception to follow.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, gifts be made in Tim's memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,, or call (415) 625-1100.