Tim Trzesniewski (1956-2014)

Jun 28, 1956 – Mar 24, 2014

Our brother Timothy John Trzesniewski was taken from us suddenly on March 24, 2014, in his home state of Washington. Timothy, known to all affectionately as Tim or Timmy, was born June 28, 1956, to Wanda and Stanley Trzesniewski in Vallejo, Calif., moving to Napa not long afterward. A son of a first-generation Polish-American family, Tim was extremely proud of his Polish heritage.

Being the fourth child in a family of five children, Timmy made his mark early as the mischievous, funny and lovable person that he was then, and continued to be throughout his life. He attended school in Napa, receiving his education at St. Apollinaris, Redwood Middle School, Napa High, and was a member of the first class to graduate from Vintage High School.

Often referred to by his brothers as the smartest guy in the family, Tim had a mind like a steel trap. Anything he read, observed or saw performed was immediately absorbed and could be repeated, or done with ease. Because of his unbelievable intellect, Timmy could talk on any subject, and was always willing to enter a debate, or argue a point of contention.

Tim’s diverse skill sets allowed him to be adept at many, and all things he put his mind to. His abilities ran the gambit of master mechanic, fabricator, welder and heavy equipment operator. These interests led to a number of career paths throughout his life that included mechanic, equipment operator, sales and management.

Timmy had the soul of an adventurer, always up for trying something new. He was intensely loyal, and if wronged, fearless in exacting justice. There was no one better to have your back should the need arise. The old saying, “I’ve never met anyone I didn’t like,” was a perfect quote for Tim. He was generous to a fault, literally willing to give you the shirt off his back, or move a mountain if need be to help. He was the friend everyone should have at least once in their life.

A member of the Elks Lodge, Moose, E Clampus Vitus, Tim always enjoyed social gatherings. He was always the first guy to buy a round; he was also well known for his cooking skills, which would bring folks from miles around.

Tim is survived by his two children, Justicia and Clayton Trzesniewski and his wife Fran, of Aberdeen, Wash., who was his soul mate and the love of his life. He also leaves behind his sister, Sandra Pete, his three brothers, Thomas, David and Matthew Trzesniewski, and their families. Rest in peace Timothy John Trzesniewski, there will never be another like you.

A private family memorial service took place at Tulocay.