Timothy Bidwell

Obituary of Timothy Bidwell

Timothy H. Bidwell, 32, of Titusville, went home to be with the Lord and his Dad Tuesday morning August 14, 2018 at UPMC Hamot in Erie following a sudden illness.

            Tim was born on Nov. 21, 1985 in Union City, a son of Diane Shoemaker Bidwell and the late Rev. Terry R. Bidwell.

            Tim grew up in the Centerville, Union City and Titusville areas.  He graduated from Titusville High School, class of 2005 where T-Bird played percussion in the THS Band for five years.  He also studied merchandising at Vo Tech during high school.

            Tim worked for Troyer Farms Potato Chip Company until its closing and at MFG in Union City.  The last four years he worked at Northwest Bus Inc. where he was a van driver.

            Tim was a dedicated son who devoted the last 8 years of his life to help and take care of his dad.

            He enjoyed bowling at Lin Van Lanes where he won the Jim Linstead Memorial Cup HDCP Tournament in 2017 as high qualifier.  Tim also enjoyed movies and could quote any one of them!  

            Tim was a board member of the First Assembly of God in Titusville and played drums for the worship team since he was 15 years old.  He loved to hunt and fish and loved the outdoors.  He was always ready and willing to help anybody at any time.

            Tim will be sadly missed by his mother, Diane Bidwell; sisters, Teresa Steffy Butterfuss and Tammy Steffy and husband Spencer, all of Titusville; two nieces, Shannon and Bonnette Steffy, and four nephews, Shane, Brenden, Simon and Sidney Steffy, all of Titusville.

            Tim is also survived by his grandmother, Marie Shoemaker of Titusville; two uncles, Larry Bidwell and wife Joyce of Centerville, Randy Bidwell and wife Bonnie of Simpsonville, SC; two aunts, Mariea Harvey of North East, and Julie Wolfrath and husband Doug of Greenville, SC; and dearly loved by all his cousins.

            In addition to his father, Tim was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harold Shoemaker; his paternal grandparents, Leonard and Mary Bidwell; a brother-in-law, Brian Steffy; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

            Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St. Titusville, PA on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.  Further visitation will be held on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church 302 W. Walnut St. Titusville from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon at which time the funeral service will be conducted with Rev. Larry Bidwell, Tim’s uncle, officiating.

            Interment will be in Riceville Cemetery.

            The family asks that memorials be made to Tim’s mother, Diane Bidwell.