March 2, 2019 — Timothy Marler, 64, of Florence, passed away Feb. 24, 2019.
Appropriately born on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 1954, in San Jose, Calif., the third-child born to Virginia and Kenneth Marler.
Tim grew up in Santa Cruz, Calif., and was involved in Boy Scouts. He enjoyed fishing off the end of the pier with his brother and granddad.
Tim attended Soquel High School and served as a Specialist in the United States Army. He moved to Florence in 1997 from Springfield and worked as a professional chef at The Windward Inn and The Blue Hen, both in Florence.
Tim loved the outdoors, riding his motorcycle, target shooting, building cannons and his pets. He was a member of The Florence Elks Lodge, VFW and DAV and The Band of Brothers.
Tim is survived by his wife, Virginia “Ginger” Marler; daughter Theresa Brooks (Allen); his girls Karen (Dwayne), Rhonda (Carl) and Angie (Donnie); granddaughter Ashley Horton and great-granddaughter, Pepper; sisters Nila Frankhauser and Margaret McGourn; a brother, Daniel (Cindy) Marler; his mother Virginia Marler; nieces Dr. Judy Richardson and Erin McGourn; nephews Kenneth and Caleb Frankhauser, Ted McGourn and Matthew Marler; several great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Marler; a brother-in-law, Larry Frankhauser; a son-in-law, “Space”; and son, Dennis Horton.
A memorial service will be on March 3, at 1 p.m. at The Florence Elks Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Paralyzed Veterans Association.
Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.