Timothy “Big Tim” Ahl


Spring, TX

Timothy “Big Tim” Ahl 58 a former Bolivar resident passed away surrounded by his family on April 8, 2017 at Northwest Houston Medical Center following a brief illness. Born July 25, 1958 in Shinglehouse PA, he was the son of Donald and Deirdre Ahl.

Moving to Bolivar in 1964, Tim was a graduate of Bolivar Central School class of 1976 were he participated in football, baseball, band (trumpet), wrestling and earned his Eagle Scout patch. Tim attended Alfred State College prior to leaving for Houston TX with friends in 1977. He worked for several welding companies in the Houston area as a structural fitter before retiring in 2005. Tim settled in Spring, TX after buying a home in 2009. Tim is loved by his adopted Texas family and by so many friends whom he often lovingly nicknamed. He held friendships dear to his heart with most spanning lifetimes from his childhood in Bolivar. Tim enjoyed restoring his 1955 black Chevy BelAir, playing poker, collecting Zippo lighters, music, history of anything, introducing beef on wick to Texans and most of all riding his Harley with friends. An avid sports fan, he supported the Astros, Texans, Rockets, Longhorns, Aero’s, and he held a die-hard devotion to his beloved Buffalo Sabres.

Surviving are his mother Deirdre Ahl Bolivar, one brother Sean (Sue) Ahl Bolivar, two sisters, Moira Ahl Bolivar and Kathleen Perez Olean. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, several grandnieces and nephews, his adopted family from Texas and his special girl “Cowboy” (African Grey) whom he loved deeply. He was preceded in death by his father in 1999, one brother D. Michael Ahl in 2010 and several aunts and uncles.

Tim will always be remembered by his smile, his laugh, being easy going, storytelling, beer drinking, intelligence, quick wit, love of Halloween pranks, fabulous sense of humor, honesty, and will be sadly missed by all.

A memorial service to share the story of his life will be held on Saturday July 29, 2017 from 2-5 P.M. at the Bolivar Country Club. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Tim’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar.