In Memory of Tim Comey(1949 - 2015)
- Timothy Comey
- Daniel, Hidetaka, Michael, Kunio
- Birth Date
- October 21, 1949
- Blessing Date
- July 1, 1982
- Ascension Date
- March 2, 2015
- Local Church
- Portland Family Church
Following is a testimony by Eric Sytle.
In 1982, Tim was matched and Blessed in marriage to a Japanese Unificationist, Shizuko Sugai. The two partook in a mass wedding ceremony at Madison Square Garden, where they committed themselves, alongside 2075 couples, to each other and to creating God-centered families that could transcend barriers of race, culture, and nationality. Tim and Shizuko settled in Boise, Idaho in 1987, where together they had 4 boys: Daniel, Hidetaka, Michael, and Kunio. Tim was a very loving and active father who enjoyed spending time with his kids in the outdoors, playing sports, and singing songs while playing guitar.
In 2000 at the age of 51, Tim suffered a severe stroke and brain hemorrhage that put an end to his active community and family lifestyle. He was in a month-long coma that doctors did not expect him to wake from, but with the strength and persistence that also carried him through past tribulations, he beat the medical community’s expectations and began to recover. Tim returned to his family in 2001, but not without considerable impairment. His stroke left him paralyzed on the right side of his body, unable to speak coherently, and in need of family assistance.
Despite being in his debilitated state, Tim never allowed his condition to affect his compassionate nature. He brought a warm, peaceful presence to any place he inhabited, and his heart always conveyed what his words could not. He had a deep love for his God, his family, and his community that continued to show in his late years as he remained diligent in his church attendance and in his encouragement of others who could do what he physically could not.
Tim suffered another severe stroke and brain hemorrhage on February 25, 2015, one that would ultimately take his life. His last week was spent with his family by his side at the hospital, and he peacefully passed at 10:21pm on March 2, 2015. His rebirth into the next realm is one to be celebrated and his life was one to be remembered and commemorated. Through everything he did, everything he faced, and everyone he loved, he did it with his whole heart. He was an incredible man, friend, father, grandfather, and leader. Most importantly, he was a loving son who did all he could in his life to serve his God and make His world a better place.
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