6/2/43 - 8/28/13
Passed away in Sonoma on August 28, 2013 at the age of 70. He is survived by his children: Katie Hultgren (Charlie), Connie Heinse (Ted), Brenna Power (Greg Finke) and Ian Power and his five grandchildren: Paul Hultgren, Natalie Hultgren, Shelby Heinse, Mason Heinse, and Tate Heinse. He will also be deeply missed by his sisters, Patricia Langley (the late George) and Laurel Weinstein (Richard) and their families.
A fourth generation San Franciscan, he spent his younger days in the City. He later moved to Esparto, CA where his mother, Catherine Hearst Power taught school. As a teen he lived in Santa Rosa and graduated from Montgomery High School in 1961.
He attended CCSF for his first two years of college, running on the track team and living with his grandparents, Dorothy and George Hearst, in their home off of Parnassus Avenue. He transferred to Cal Berkeley and graduated with a History degree in 1965.
After college, Tim moved back to San Francisco with his first wife, Judy Aggeler Power, where he attended USF Law School. After passing the bar, he worked as an attorney for the next 45 years, eventually specializing in Government Contracts Law. He had a sharp mind and worked tirelessly for his clients, often referring to himself as a "bulldog" when he was advocating for a client. He was also especially proud of his work representing immigration clients and in recent years, his work advocating for Disabled Veteran contractors.
A lifelong sports enthusiast, Tim played football and ran track in high school, and became a skilled volleyball player in his 30s. He especially loved using his volleyball skills against the Camp Blue Staff at the Lair of the Bear family camp - a favorite family vacation spot. In his forties, Tim moved to Lafayette with his second wife, Beth Dollens Power. There he discovered a new sports avocation...coaching girls' soccer. He loved coaching and was very devoted to the teams that he worked with in the Lamorinda area.
Tim was a lifetime philosopher with a terrific sense of humor. He was a skilled punster; often bringing family and friends to groans with his over-the-top puns. He also loved history, particularly U.S. history. It was very special that he and his sister, Pat, were able to make the trip to Gettysburg in 2012 where he finally saw the historic battlefields he had often read about.
In 2007, Tim moved to Sonoma to live closer to his sister and her family. He enjoyed the wine country and made many friends in town. Last Fall he moved to an apartment at Merrill Gardens Sonoma. His new friends there were a great support to him in the last year.
Many thanks to the family members and friends who were there in Tim's last few months of health struggles. His weekly lunches with his niece, Katrina Goldberg, were a great gift. Special thanks to the caring staff at Sonoma Valley Hospital and Golden Living Sonoma who all took such wonderful care of Tim. Their skill and patience was amazing.
His family will hold a celebration of his life in the coming months and a private, family inurnment will take place at the Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery next Spring. Any wishing to make a donation in Tim's name can give to The Sonoma Chapter of Hospice by the Bay (www.hospicebythebay.org)