OBIT Timothy Saari

Timothy Lloyd Saari

Timothy Lloyd Saari, 64, of Orofino, our beloved father, grandfather, and brother passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, after sudden cardiac arrest.

Due to current pandemic limitations, it is determined memorial services will be conducted at a later time.

Tim was born Sept. 10, 1956 in Painesville, OH.

Preceding Tim in death were his parents, Fridolph A. Saari of Thompson, Ohio, Audeen M. Schupbach of Painesville, Ohio and sister, Flora T. (Jan) Saari of Painesville, Ohio.

Timothy is survived by his sister Paula M Oleary (Tim) of Painesville, Ohio; his three children, Nathan Saari and wife Betzavet Saari of Fresno, CA; Staci Saari-Roberts, her three children Skye, Jade, and Jerik of Boise, ID; Stephani Saari-Steelman and husband Matthew Ryan Steelman, their five children Mari Jayn, Gavin, Kloi, Wyleigh, and Keiper of Nampa, ID; and his life partner and ex-wife, Saundra Saari of Meridian, ID.

Timothy’s family would like to personally thank Bill Stoddard for all the years of being a pseudo-father, showing great generosity, support, friendship, and genuine love for Tim. The family would also like to mention those involved in his life in Orofino, thank you for showing kindness and love for Tim.

Tim was witty and had special catch phrases like “It’s Christmas every day!” or “GOY!” (Good on ya!)

Timothy was a people pleaser. His skills were above and beyond when it came to mechanics. He was always tinkering and willing to help fix issues of all sorts, just to make things work, and find convenience for others. His self-proclaimed nickname was TMAL “Tim Mechanic At Large”, which fit him suitably.

Tim was in touch with the cosmos, well-educated, well-read, resilient, good at anything he tried, inspiring, and a good leader/mentor/teacher. He could turn nothing into something, make trash into treasure, as well as making things more sufficient.

Tim was loved very much by his family and friends. He was connected to people and yearned for others to have that same connection of love. His last joys consisted of spending quality time, over the last summer, with his children, eight grandchildren, family and friends. In closing we know Tim would leave us all with this, “Be good to yourself, because no one else will.” – TMAL (Tim Mechanic At Large)

Pine Hill Funeral Chapel & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

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