Timothy Scott Braly (1972 - 2017)

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Timothy Scott Braly passed away, at the age of 44, on March 23, 2017, while in San Diego, Calif., on business.
Tim was born on Sept. 28, 1972, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to his father, Charles Hoefling and his mother, Susan Hoefling. He grew up with two siblings, his sisters, Tracy (Hoefling) Pava and Elizabeth (Hoefling) Blythe. He graduated from Baldwin Whitehall High School before joining the Army to serve his country.
Tim first became a part of the Bomb Squad in the Army before later transitioning into Air Traffic Control, where he found his love for aviation. During that time he turned his computer hobby into a full-fledged career. He attended college, majoring first in computer science and programming. After college, Tim became a professor at Hawaii State University, teaching his students how to program. As his career continued to advance, he traveled all over the world as a highly respected Computer and Network Engineer. Tim lived and breathed his passion for network engineering. In fact, he loved it so much that if he attempted to reach you by phone and you did not answer, he would follow up with a text to you stating "Destination Host Unreachable." This was his friendly reminder to call him back. While working and living in Alaska, Tim satisfied his heart for adventure and continued his love for aviation by getting his pilot's license.
Generous and caring, Tim touched many lives. In fact, many have said that they truly believe that the world and their own lives will forever be changed for the better by having him in it. When Tim recently discovered the organization, Angel Flight, it tugged at his heart. His generous spirit compelled him to jump right in to volunteering his time and resources. The compassion that he was known for took over and he quickly completed 131 life saving missions for people living in remote places without the adequate access to the medical facilities that they needed. He gave of his time and covered the costs of his aircraft and its fuel to insure that his passengers had every opportunity to get the healthcare that they deserved. This was a great example of just the kind of person he was.
Tim is survived by his mother, Susan Hoefling; sister, Elizabeth Blythe; and his two nieces that he loved so much, Imagen Blythe and Eden Blythe. He was also blessed with many friends around the world who brought him much joy and happiness, some of whom he considered family.
Tim, we will always love you, and we cherish each and every moment that you allowed us to be a part of your life. You taught us to live each moment to its fullest, and to always treat one another with love and respect. We will hold you in our hearts until we have the opportunity to meet again.
A funeral is pending, but will be announced at a later date here:
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Apr. 19, 2017
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