Though born and raised in New York state, Tim was a true son of Alaska. He found his calling and chose to call Kodiak home. After graduating from Dundee Central School, Tim served in the Coast Guard in aviation and retired honorably after 21 years. He continued to work tirelessly until his retirement as a City of Kodiak harbor officer earlier this year.
He found his true passion in hunting, fishing and guiding. He spent many waking hours planning and executing countless hunting and fishing trips. He truly loved guiding and sharing his love for fishing and hunting with others. He was a friend to everyone he met. He never passed up the opportunity to tell a good joke and he had the sharpest quick wit.
He is survived by his wife Amy; daughters April and Alex (Roger) Macgregor; grandchildren Jayden, Kierra, Tristan and Ronan; parents David & Jean Geer and Susan Wishon; brother Bob (Janet); sister Ginny (Bryan) Mentry; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Tim was preceded in death by his brother Barry.
He passed away peacefully at PKIMC on July 7, surrounded by his immediate family and listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd.
A memorial service for Tim will be held on July 19 at the American Legion, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, to help support the family with final expenses, an account has been set up in his name at Credit Union One (if supporting with a check, please make payable to Amy B Geer).
Gaper lives on in the hearts and memories of his family and friends.