In Memory: Timothy O’Hara Casey

Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs for Timothy O’Hara Casey, lecturer, Department of of Visual and Performing Arts.

Casey joined the department in 2006 and taught screenwriting, genre studies and business of Hollywood courses in addition to a long career as a firefighter and paramedic.

An obituary, as prepared by family members, follows

Timothy O’Hara Casey

Timothy CaseyTimothy O’Hara Casey was born November 1, 1957 in Pueblo, Colorado to Clyde and Mildred Casey. He passed on July 31, 2015 in Colorado Springs.

Tim served as Lecturer at UCCS in VAPA-Film Studies and as a writing mentor to film students for many years, and was a screenwriter, published author, comedian and storyteller. He was an extremely active contributing member of the Colorado Springs community (SEEDS Café and the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb) served as a firefighter/paramedic for more than thirty years – first with the Broadmoor Fire Rescue and then with the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD).

He is survived by his mother Mildred, in Roswell, NM and by his older sister, Terry, and brother, Shawn in Colorado Springs. He was married first to Carol Lucke Dodge, then to Kiersten Tarvainen and they added three children to the world, Asa William, Keegan Marit, and Delaney Olivia. He had one niece, Heather, and Sean William was his nephew.

Tim was engaged to marry Theresa Sonja Evans.

A service and Celebration of his Life will take place at Memorial Park behind the Velodrome in Colorado Springs, on Saturday, August 15th at 10:00 AM.

Condolences may be sent to Tim’s Facebook site: and to Theresa Sonja Evans’ Facebook site:

If you wish to remember Tim, in lieu of flowers, please visit the following link:

7 Comments on In Memory: Timothy O’Hara Casey

  1. Timothy,
    My love for you will always stay strong!! We have shared many good memories as our families have grown together!! Your kind loving heart will beat with mine as We all mourn the loss of you…may you find peace as you follow your father to the gods above. I remember when we met and your father did the Lord’s Prayer in their back yard of the garden of gods!! He has you now in his loving arms and know you will be missed by all that LOVE you…forever in my heart. Laurie

  2. I’ve known Tim since his first story told in 2010, and he told his second story in July 2015. His stories may be found on the PPLD web site. He was a wonderful story teller, a wonderful person and friend. I will miss him very much. I had great admiration for him. It was an honor to work with him on his stories.
    My deepest condolences to his family and to Theresa.

    Sharon Friedman

  3. I first met Tim when he had a book signing at my Black Cat Bookstore years ago. I was able to spend some time with him the Sunday before he passed. I am glad that we had that time together. He will be missed.

  4. Tim had a disposition that was full of a love for life that was contagious. He loved to tell stories, share experiences, and could not get enough of being with others. Such a sweet man. Tim you will be missed. Prayers and hugs to Tim’s family and children. I wish I could take away your pain. May God fill in where your loss is.

  5. I knew Tim and his family for quite some time. He and I had similar struggles and were able to connect on a different level. I had a difficult time understanding certain aspects of his life, but that never came between us as friends. Through our lives we make many aquantices, but we only develop a handful of true relationships. Time was a true friend and a cannot describe the pain I feel. I just hope he is finally at peace. I will miss him dearly. God bless, Tim…. I love you as if you were my own…

  6. Tim had an air that was brimming with an adoration forever that was infectious. He wanted to tell stories, offer encounters, and couldn’t get enough of being with others. Such a sweet man. Tim you will be remembered fondly. Requests to God and embraces to Tim’s family and youngsters. I wish I could take away your torment. Might God fill in where your misfortune is.

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