Thu, 05/22/2014 - 6:00am News Staff
Gunnison native Timothy Dorzweiler passed away May 4 at his home in Pueblo at the age of 54. Tim was born June 7, 1959, to Teresa and the late Adrian Dorzweiler. From an early age he had a passion for tinkering. He spent his youth modifying and customizing such items as skateboards, bicycles, go-carts and finally automobiles. It was a standing joke amongst his family as to whether he was better at taking things apart or putting them back together. His success rate was high. Following graduation from Gunnison High School in 1977, Tim moved to Phoenix to pursue his dream of becoming an auto technician. Shortly after earning his degree from the Arizona Automotive Institute, he returned to the high country for a few years, working at the CBMR motor pool. Tim’s desire to travel and enjoy warmer weather led him to Florida, where he worked and l ived for the next 28 years. His mechanical training ensured that he always had employment and he “turned wrenches” during his time in the greater Tampa area. His knowledge of outboard motors earned him countless trips out into the bay. He had numerous friends who were fiercely loyal to him. They valued his selfless manner and the way in which he would be there for them. Following a workplace accident in 2011, Tim once again pulled stakes and moved back to Colorado, in order to be closer to family. He lived there until his death. Tim was preceded in death by his oldest brother Mel, and his father Adrian. He is survived by his mother Teresa; siblings Anne, Norman (Theresa), Paul, Ruth Logan, Stephen (Sharon), Vincent, Vivian, William, and Yvonne (Todd) Marshall; and numerous nephews, nieces and their children. A celebration of his life will be held in early July in Gunnison. The family encourages anyone with a remembrance or a story about Tim to share it on Facebook as they fondly remember this unique soul.