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1954 Timothy 2023

Timothy Mchugh

September 13, 1954 — April 17, 2023

Tim loved the water.  For more than 30 years, he and his beloved wife Maureen (Mo) made their home and built their lives together in Maryland.  He was a proud owner of the Brick House Bar in Pasadena, where locals would gather to find friendship, good food, live music and laughter. He and Mo would later find calmer evenings on the back porch of a home in St. Michaels, with the best view of any spot on the Chesapeake Bay.  Tim would be on the water long before the sun rose, laying trotlines to catch crabs that he would steam up and serve to the whole community – leaving his post at the steamer only long enough to teach new neighbors the Eastern Shore tradition and art of picking crabs.  He would spend long summer days fishing with his friends and neighbors on Perry Cabin Point, and cold autumn mornings hunting waterfowl with his son Vincent.  Tim loved cruising the Wye River – especially with his daughter Joan and her fiancé, Lindsay – where they would find the perfect spot to swim or catch the sunset as it dipped behind the lighthouse.

Tim worked tirelessly to make the water an even more beautiful and more accessible place for others, from building new docks and walkways in his community to fixing boats and clearing invasive phragmites along the shore.  He believed everyone had a responsibility to protect the environment.  He raised oysters from spat to help restore coastal ecosystems and inspired young people to do their parts through his children’s book, “Wally the Whale.” If you were lucky, you might find yourself at the end of the day on Mo and Tim’s back porch, sampling whatever fish or fowl he’d caught that day and settling in for an evening of Tim’s storytelling.  A near constant presence along the wide, brackish water, Tim’s friends say he is as much a part of the Eastern Shore for them as the boats and crabs, and with a wit certainly more salty than fresh.

Tim didn’t just build a life and a home for Mo and him, but for just about everyone else around him too – pulling his crews together to transform old homes into beautiful new spaces where countless other families would make their own memories on the water.  He was the ultimate fixer and could often be found up on a ladder, or under a sink or on top of a roof.  A consummate treasure hunter, he could see something special in what others missed, and use his talent to make old furniture and giveaways new again.

Tim is survived by his wife Maureen, daughter Joan, and her fiancé, Lindsey Ward.  He is the proud “G-Pop” to Jordan and Gemma.  He was a brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to all.  He is predeceased by his son, Vincent, and many extended family members.

The family will receive visitors at Singleton Funeral Home, 1 2nd Avenue, SW (at Crain Highway) in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Friday, April 21, from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: SHORERIVERS ( www.Shorerivers.org ).

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Visitation

Friday, April 21, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A.

1 2nd Ave SW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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Visitation

Friday, April 21, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A.

1 2nd Ave SW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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