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Obituary of Timothy Patrick Joseph Laurence


Timothy Laurence, age 51, died unexpectedly on May 29th, 2020, in Cortland, NY.

Tim is survived by his loving fiancé, siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and one sister.

Tim was born on August 12, 1968, in the Bronx, NY, to parents Benjamin Laurence and Myrna Newkirk. He was the youngest sibling and graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High school.

He was a loving and caring man who touched every person’s life he encountered. He could make people feel special and loved just by being himself. Tim loved to share his jokes and music with everyone he met and truly wanted to bring joy to everyone he met.

Tim was a musician at heart. He worked with many local musicians here in Cortland and down in the Bronx. Tim was actually a shy person, but once he got on stage he would blossom and let the world see his beautiful soul. His true love was music and sharing his gift with everyone. He used music to communicate his feelings, to help himself when he was in pain and not feeling well, and to bring joy to others.

A celebration of Tim’s life will be held later this summer, more details to come. In lieu of flowers please consider sending donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund in his honor, and support your local musicians

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