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Timothy L. Mekota

Timothy L. Mekota, age 61, beloved husband of 29 years of the late Cathy (nee Short); loving father of Gus and Hannah; devoted brother of Mark (Mary), Gregory (Jennifer) and the late Michael; loving son of Patricia (nee Wickley) and the late Michael; cherished uncle of Christopher (Kristen), Joshua, Ryan (Diana), Angelina and Amanda; dearest great uncle of Ava, Grace, Evelyn, Noah, Emil, Lucian and Israel.

Timothy was born on July 30, 1962, in Cleveland.

Strong in his faith, he has been an active parishioner of St. Helen Catholic Church, in Newbury Township, since a young age. There, he attended elementary school, served as an Alter Boy and was a member of the St. Helen Unicycle Drill Team. Tim played on several sports teams throughout his school tenure but is best known for his time wrestling.

After graduating from Newbury High School, in 1980, Tim went on to study Culinary Arts in Washington, D.C., and worked as a chef on the Mississippi Queen.

On May 1, 1992, Tim married his beloved wife, Cathy, and together they built a family. Tim enjoyed teaching his children to box and the skills of cooking. He loved spending Halloween watching scary movies while eating lots of candy. He was there for his children and family in the greatest capacity he could be.

To say he was kind would be an understatement. Tim had a heart of gold and he selflessly gave himself to others. He was constantly doing things for others and giving in any way he could.

On Nov. 5, 2023, Tim passed away leaving an everlasting legacy of love and devotion.

Contributions may be made in memory of Tim to St. Helen Tuition Assistance.

Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Timothy on Dec. 1, 2023, from 9:30-10 a.m., at St. Helen Catholic Church, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 10 a.m. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery.

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