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Timothy “Tim” Carey, age 63, of Elburn, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, after a brief but fierce battle with Esophageal cancer, on Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was born July 15, 1954, in Geneva, IL, to proud parents William and Rosemary (Weisner) Carey. Tim grew up in Batavia and attended local schools. He graduated from Batavia High School with the class of 1972. He was a paid on-call fire fighter for Batavia Fire Department for a time before switching to full time in Fort Meyers, FL. Two years after moving to Florida, Tim migrated back to Batavia and began working for various businesses. Tim then moved to Texas where he made his next home while working for Pepsi, but Illinois kept calling him back. Eventually he returned to his roots in Batavia once again, and began working for the City of Geneva, with his most recent role as Downtown Business District Crew Leader. After over twenty-five years, Tim retired in June of 2016, but never stopped working. He still enjoyed working outdoors, so he continued the trend, establishing Carey Lawn Service. Tim found love later in life, but he made up for lost time when he met Sherry Wendt in 1990. It may have been foreshadowing, but Tim caught Sherryâ€™s eye at her sister Loriâ€™s wedding. They were united in marriage two years later on October 10, 1992, at the Japanese Gardens in Geneva. They made their home in Geneva and St. Charles for a few years before moving to Elburn in 1999. Tim was a proud member of the Royal Order of the Moose, in Batavia and volunteered at the Elburn Lions Club. Tim and Sherry loved to travel to Mexico. Their destinations varied, but every place had sun and sand. They ventured north to Niagara Falls and wound down the coast, but most often you could find him relaxing on his back patio in charge of the barbeque. Woodworking was a passion of Timâ€™s. His latest project was a life size (or larger) Christmas Sleigh, complete with Santa and his reindeer. Tim is survived by his loving wife, Sherry; two children: Diana (Alvaro) Carrillo and Christopher (Jenny) Klavinski; three grandchildren: Sofie Carrillo, Melanie Klavinski and Leah Klavinski; two sisters, Maureen (Bob) Wood and Marguerite Henshaw; several nieces, nephews, cousins and family of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Rosemary Carey; one brother, Michael Carey and a special aunt, Cass Weisner. Visitation will be Thursday, February 15, 2018, 3-7 p.m. with a service to begin at 7 p.m., at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. David Haidle will officiate with private family burial to follow cremation at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Timâ€™s name. Checks may be made to the “Timothy Carey Memorial Fund” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com where you can see Timâ€™s full life story and message the family through the website.
A memorial service to begin at 7 p.m., at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. David Haidle will officiate.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 15, 2018, 3-7 p.m, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn.
A private family burial to follow at a later date.