On May 16, 2018, Tim Flanagan passed away peacefully at his Scottsdale home, surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents, Wally and Nora of San Diego County and survived by the love of his life, Lisa (nee Bergfeld) of Chatsworth; cherished children, Megan and Casey; brother Frank (Lynn) of San Diego; sisters Maureen (David Denison) of Toronto and Peggy (Milford Quirion) of Peterborough; and nieces and nephews Michael (Laura), Patrick (Erin), Laura (Chris), Conor, Tessa, Sean, Molly (Andrew), Caleigh, Timothy and his godchild, Alex Vicente.
Tim was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was a graduate of Brebeuf College and the University of Southern California where he was a member of Kappa Alpha. He had a dedicated and industrious career in the parking access revenue control industry. He and Lisa started and along with his brother, Frank, built the largest service business in the industry between 1988 and 2017. Tim retired in 2017, after establishing an unmatched legacy for passionate customer service.
Tim was an enthusiastic sports aficionado and athlete (tennis, golf and hockey), remaining a faithful Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He was a member of Desert Mountain (AZ), Wood Ranch Golf Club (CA), the Saticoy Club (CA), Sunset Hills Country Club (CA) and Bayview Golf and Country Club (Thornhill).
A natural leader and entrepreneur, Tim had an unrivaled passion for life. He believed in people and strived to provide others with opportunities to succeed. His accomplishments were numerous but his most cherished times unquestionably were those spent with Lisa, Megan and Casey whether traveling, off-roading, RV-ing or on other adventures.
He will be profoundly missed by his loving family, cherished friends, colleagues and all who were fortunate enough to know him.
A private family internment will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona. A gathering to celebrate Tim’s Life will be held in the Los Angeles area at a date to be determined. If desired, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Tim’s memory to a charity of your choice and play a round of golf in his name.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.messingermortuary.com
Tim had a passion for music that seeped into countless aspects of his life, while remaining relatively undiscussed compared to his other interests. He could electrify any room with the touch of a play button. In his final days, Tim hand-picked a selection of songs that he found most significant in his life. Each song has a unique story behind it and his personality permeates through it as a whole. He named the playlist “Reflecting” as it was his own way to look back on his life and hopefully help others to do the same. We feel blessed that we can enjoy his presence through his music and we would like to share that experience with you.
The playlist is available on Apple Music and Spotify, click either option to listen.
The track list is below:
Sad Eyes – Bruce Springsteen
See You Soon – Luka Bloom
Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison
If I Should Fall Behind – Bruce Springsteen
Bittersweet – Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Belief – John Mayer
I’d Rather Be With You – Joshua Radin
Secret Garden – Bruce Springsteen
Mrs. Potters Lullaby – Counting Crows
No Rain – Blind Melon
Man On The Moon – R.E.M.
Emotional Rescue – The Rolling Stones
Waiting On A Friend – The Rolling Stones
Old Man – Neil Young
Helpless – Neil Young
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) – Bruce Springsteen
How To Save A Life – The Fray