Tim Pratt

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Tim Pratt

Postby draglist » Sun May 10, 2015 10:07 am

My brother Tim passed away of cardiac arrest last night. He was just two days shy of his 52nd birthday. It has been a whirlwind two weeks, as Tim was diagnosed with stomach cancer just within that time. We got more bad news day by day, but he kept a positive outlook. Only today did my sister Nancy tell me that he knew he had at most three months to live. They had discussed it last week and he did not want her to tell us before our big weekend where our daughter Emily graduated from college. That was a kindness. Today, we begin the sad duty of calling loved ones. We will do that on our drive back to Maryland from Ohio.

Tim was my longest fellow drag racing fan. He and I read the hot rod mags and built the models as kids. He could pick out the year, make, and model of a car way better than I ever could, both then and now. As an adult, he took photos and wrote stories for draglist and was our advertising manager at times. He was the track photographer for Capitol Raceway for a few years.

Tim's latest and best love was Barbershop singing. He was the lead in two quartets and a featured member of a large men's chorus in Maryland. He is so well loved in that community. One of his fellow quartet members, Bob, hasn't left his side this entire time except for a few hours a day. Many other members all streamed through his hospital room. I never saw Tim so happy as when he was performing live with his fellows.

I want to thank my sisters Nancy, Judy, and Anita for being there with Tim while I was vacationing in Colorado with my son Jason last week and celebrating my daughter Emily's college graduation this weekend. I was going to start staying with Tim this week. I'm so glad we were able to stop in and spend a few hours with him Thursday night before we headed to Ohio.

Farewell, Timbo. I love you, bro. bp
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Re: Tim Pratt

Postby pro70z28 » Sun May 10, 2015 1:32 pm

Wow, this comes as a shock. You and your whole family are in our prayers Bill. Any words I have seem inadequate.
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Re: Tim Pratt

Postby Novel-T » Sun May 10, 2015 1:42 pm

We're so saddened to read this. This is a time were the heart and the head become disconnected. Although he was ill,you will still miss him. One word discribes this: Grief. Susan and I share this grief with you.

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Re: Tim Pratt

Postby Wheelzman » Mon May 11, 2015 8:04 am

May Tim rest in peace in his new home. That was very thoughtful of him to love you enough to keep his problems
from disrupting your weekend. That is a sign of a true gentleman and loving brother. You were surely blessed to
have him in your life. God bless. :(

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Re: Tim Pratt

Postby draglist » Mon May 11, 2015 11:22 pm

Thanks, everyone. We are having fun pulling together photos of him for the service Thursday. I agree that it's great that he did not suffer. bp
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Re: Tim Pratt

Postby draglist » Wed May 13, 2015 12:22 pm

Here is TIm's obit. If you are anywhere near Annapolis, Md., on Thursday afternoon or evening, we'd love to have you join us.

Note: The two ceremonies will not be the same, so come and celebrate Tim's life with us at both if you can. Love to all.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/Capita ... =174848440
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Re: Tim Pratt

Postby OhioDave » Wed May 13, 2015 11:19 pm

Wow, quite a shock. Thoughts and prayers to all of your family. Much, Much too soon. Enjoyed talking racing with him the several times we met. Rest in Peace Tim. Bill: will be sending you a pic of Tim with some famous people shortly.
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Re: Tim Pratt

Postby draglist » Thu May 14, 2015 12:25 am

Thanks, Dave. Great pic... Randy Liberman, Bandit, Brian Beattie, Jungle Pam, and Tim... bp
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