Timothy Charles Crow, son of Timothy Matthew Crow and Jeanne Fratessa Crow of Mercer Island WA, died of natural causes in his New Jersey home on July 17, 2020. Born in Oakland, California on July 19, 1966, he came to Washington in 1971, where the family settled on Mercer Island. He attended Mercer Island schools from kindergarten through High School, graduating in 1984. He continued his education at Santa Clara University and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree, new friends-for-life and a profound respect for the excellence of its teachers. His working life began in Seattle as an East Coast Regional Manager for a medical equipment sales firm. While traveling for the company, he met Sabrina Richman (both of them dashing for the same empty Central Park bench). They were married in 1996 and settled first in Miami where Tim worked in public relations for the Florida Marlins and as a host for WTMI-FM, where his resonant voice suggested a possible career in voice-over work. He was a reader for the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Their next move was to New Jersey where Tim built a recording studio on the third floor of their Victorian house and set up shop for his new career in voice-over for television and radio. He also took to competing in triathlons, which reignited his love of swimming and the mental and physical demands of training.
He valued his friends, especially those with a sense of humor and a clear life vision they could talk about and adjust as life went along. He always had a Labrador Retriever close by that he trained meticulously and enjoyed immensely. They returned his affection by figuring out ways to bring this 200 lb. 6’5” man to his knees. Tim is survived by his parents, his brother Dan Crow, his Aunt Carolyn Brennan, and much-loved cousins. He was predeceased by his wife in 2019.
Tim gave generously to many charities throughout his life and recently endowed Santa Clara University with a scholarship for undergraduate students demonstrating financial need. A donation in Tim’s memory may be made to the Tim Crow Fund at Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, or online at https://mysantaclara.scu.edu/givenow.
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