TIMOTHY R. CULLEN

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CULLEN TIMOTHY ROCK CULLEN Timothy Cullen, 67, passed away on September 7, 2013 in Farmington Hills, MI. Tim was born in Washington, DC, and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. Prior to his graduation from George Washington University with a BS in Geology, Tim served in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He earned an MS in Structural Geology from CCNY. Tim was a natural athlete: runner, swimmer, hiker, golfer and ardent rower. During his years at GWU he co-captained the varsity crew and after graduation, he became GWU Men's Assistant Crew Coach and Head Crew Coach. Early in his career, Tim worked as an engineering geologist on major rapid transit tunneling projects on the east coast including DC's Metro subway system. After relocating to Michigan with his wife Claire, he served as an environmental consultant for a number of years. In the early 1990's, Tim, Claire and daughter Abbey moved to Australia where Tim travelled extensively. Upon return to the US, the Cullens settled in Farmington Hills where Tim worked for the University of Michigan as Manager of the Environmental Protection and Permitting Office. Tim was an active member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and the Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals. He was described by his colleagues and friends as a consummate professional, a dear friend and colleague, and a person of integrity, great wit and humor. With a talent for landscaping, Tim created an oasis of natural beauty at his Michigan home. Tim was a Cullen family historian and spent time traveling through Europe tracing the journeys of ancestors in Ireland, and the WWII postings of his father in France. Tim was predeceased by his parents, Mary Rock Cullen and Daniel Anthony Cullen, and is survived by his wife of 36 years Claire L. Cullen of Farmington Hills, and daughter Abbey Cullen of Chicago. Tim is also survived by eight siblings and a host of loving relatives and friends. A celebration of Tim's life was held in Michigan. The Timothy R. Cullen Memorial Fund has been established under the auspices of The George Washington University Athletic Department for the benefit of the Men's Crew program. Donations to the fund can be made securely by credit card by calling 202-994-8412, or online by going to www.buffandbluefund.com and clicking on "Give Now," specifying Rowing (Crew) - Men's and designating "In Memory of Tim Cullen," or by sending a check marked "In Memory of Tim Cullen" to Buff and Blue Fund, Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20052.The Timothy R. Cullen Memorial Fund has been established under the auspices of The George Washington University Athletic Department for the benefit of the Men's Crew program. Donations to the fund can be made securely by credit card by calling 202-994-8412, or online by going to www.buffandbluefund.com and clicking on "Give Now," specifying Rowing (Crew) - Men's and designating "In Memory of Tim Cullen," or by sending a check marked "In Memory of Tim Cullen" to Buff and Blue Fund, Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20052.

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 13, 2014
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