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MCGAHAN, TIMOTHY WAYNE, , 54, of Orlando, FL, passed away April 26, 2012, with his family by his side. Tim was born on Nov. 8, 1957 in Miami, FL to Sam and Katy McGahan. Shortly after he was born, his family moved to Vienna, VA where he spent the next 18 years. After graduating with a with a BA in Psychology from Lynchburg College in 1980, he moved to Gaithersburg, MD where he began a successful career in the printing systems business. In 1983, he moved to southern California and later married Carolyn Odo in 1985 and started a family. Their first son Michael was born in 1986 and their second son Max was born in 1989. In 1994, the family moved to Orlando, FL where he worked for IBM's Printing Systems Division and later with Ricoh Americas Corp, as a Channel Sales Executive, for the East Region Dealer Sales. Tim's interests included travel and all sports, especially baseball, soccer and golf. He was an avid fan of soccer and baseball and loved to watch games with friends and family. Tim was also a talented golfer and enjoyed many festive golf trips with his friends and recently fulfilled his dream to play at Pebble Beach in California. Tim also loved to teach and mentor kids through his coaching of many youth sports teams. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, son Max, parents Sam and Katy McGahan all of Orlando, brothers Sam McGahan of Belcamp, MD; Scott (Dawn) McGahan of Saledo, TX; Patrick (Kathy) McGahan of Haymarket, VA. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his son, 2nd LT
Michael E. McGahan who was killed in action June 6, 2010 serving with the US Army's 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan. A memorial service and celebration of Tim's life will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4851 South Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the University of Florida 2nd LT
Michael E. McGahan Scholarship Foundation, c/o University of Florida Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604-2425.
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on May 5, 2012
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