- October 31, 1944 - July 15, 2011
- Kendallville, Indiana
of Timothy's Passing
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“Tim used to have a 58-59 chevy Belaire with lotsa chrome it was blue. On Thursday evenings he used to give me $2 to detail the inside of it so it...Read More »
1 of 50 | Posted by: Gary Herron (wife Barbara) - AR
“Kris you are like a Daughter to me, so i guess in a way i'm Tim's Mother-in-Law. Tim left us way before his time, but, he will always be in our...Read More »
2 of 50 | Posted by: Judy & Roy Marcum
“Tim alays did a great job calling the hockey games. We had a great timeone yer making a promo for his show and mine. Heroes and Friends. ZWe faked...Read More »
3 of 50 | Posted by: Susan Tilbury - Fort Wayne, IN
“Kris, I remember Tim with a smile. We always had so much fun with you two. Tim was always so upbeat and so funny. i remember a particular night...Read More »
4 of 50 | Posted by: Kathy Overby - Port Charlotte, FL
“Lori and Tim,I was so saddened to hear that your dad passed away. He was such a great person and I have many fond memories of him that date back to...Read More »
5 of 50 | Posted by: A friend
“I remember Tim as the one who always was the class clown in Band class. But now as I look back, I'm sure he possessed so much more than I could have...Read More »
6 of 50 | Posted by: Pat Wine Woods - Seward, AK
“I am very sorry for your loss. Lori, you and your family are in our prayers.With Deepest Sympathy, Christina Winders and Family
7 of 50 | Posted by: Christina Winders
“I got to say goodbye to Tim at the last Komets home game and wished him well with with his retirement in Florida. I did'nt want him to leave and even...Read More »
8 of 50 | Posted by: Bruce Heffner - Fort Wayne, IN
“Tim was such a great guy....I don't remember ever seeing him without a smile on his face. Shortly after I moved to Fort Wayne, Tim invited my...Read More »
9 of 50 | Posted by: Beth Cooper - Wausau, WI - Friend
“Tim was one of the first people to welcome me to the Aqua family. I believe he offer me free hockey tickets! I thought I was special but after...Read More »
11 of 50 | Posted by: Diane Rooks - Fort Wayne, IN
“Kris i am so sorry to hear about Tim , I worked with you at Lassus Handy Dandy on Lima Road back in the late 80's early 90"s across from cracker...Read More »
12 of 50 | Posted by: Jeff Burgin
“Good-by Tim. May you bask in His glory and majesty forever. Tim & Lori: Take care.
13 of 50 | Posted by: Juanita (Hoke) Applegate - FL
“Tim, we are blessed to have known you. You will be missed.
14 of 50 | Posted by: Cassie, Andie & Kenny McDowell
“Here it is, Monday afternoon, and I have missed my weekly visit by my dear friend Tim, to discuss the results of the Nascar race. I'll miss our...Read More »
15 of 50 | Posted by: Tudy Teter - Fort Wayne
“Tim did a great job with Randy for so many years, He made a lot of hockey fans over the years. He will be missed by the hockey community and all...Read More »
16 of 50 | Posted by: bob jesch - fort wayne, IN
I am so sorry for the passing of your dad. You and your family have my sympathy.
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17 of 50 | Posted by: June Besson - IN - Friend
“I worked with Tim for 12 years at GE. We had a great time, laughed a lot and became good friends. I was lucky enough to see Tim last October when I...Read More »
18 of 50 | Posted by: A friend
“We will miss your commentary and you smiling face, may you now be the good lords commentary person now!!!!
19 of 50 | Posted by: Tim Byers
“Im am going to miss the out of the blue phone calls, just to say hi it's been awhile. But i will never forget all the good times i've shared with Tim...Read More »
20 of 50 | Posted by: Donna Marschand - sister-in-law
“I am Lee and Jerry Moore's daughter. I have many funny and fond memories of Tim from my childhood. He will be missed. Michelle
21 of 50 | Posted by: Michelle Knipstein - IN
Such wonderful memories. Always had a smile and a great zest for life. So sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to Tim's...Read More »
22 of 50 | Posted by: Jeanne Abbott Turse - Denville, NJ
“Tim it doesnt seem fair that this happend so unexspectedly,right before the rest and relaxation,I cant help but think of the good times we shared...Read More »
23 of 50 | Posted by: matt marschad - fort wayne, IN
“In 1978 I moved next door to Tim. Needless to say we shared many wild and crazy times together. I had bought a video camcorder in 1984 and have...Read More »
24 of 50 | Posted by: Ron Scher - Fort Wayne, IN
“When I was growing up the Hoke's house was right behind ours. Tim & I played every possible day down by the river. My parents were best of friends...Read More »
25 of 50 | Posted by: John Nye - The Woodlands, TX, TX
“Tim.....I don't know what my mom's going to do without you. Of course this will be hard on all of us, but the love you two had for each other - I...Read More »
26 of 50 | Posted by: Ashley McDowell - Angola, IN
“Tim I'm so lost without you. I love you with every inch of my heart and soul. We had 15 wonderful years of marriage and my only regret is that we...Read More »
27 of 50 | Posted by: Kris Hoke - Kendallville, IN
“Tim you truly were one of the greatest... many memories of your quick witted humor and all the good times we shared at many family functions. You...Read More »
28 of 50 | Posted by: Tim Chupp - cousin
“My deepest sympathy to Tim's family & many, many friends. He was always one of the good guys & will be sorely missed by all who ever knew him!
29 of 50 | Posted by: Judy (Snider) Harris - IN
“To the Family of Tim
I certainly saddened to learn of his death and your great loss. Tim was always the freindly guy at school who never failed to...Read More »
30 of 50 | Posted by: Karen Butler - Fishers, IN
“The entire Wenk wants to thank Tim for all the memories. To the Hoke family our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Tim will be dearly missed by all.
31 of 50 | Posted by: Bill & Deb Wenk
“The loss of a Dad is one of the hardest things in the world. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It's obvious...Read More »
32 of 50 | Posted by: Lisa Meyers Cramer - New Haven, IN
“Tim reached out to so many others with a loving hand, leaving his memory forever in our hearts. His happy smiles will be sorely missed. I cherish...Read More »
33 of 50 | Posted by: Lynn Mitchell Rudolph - FL
“We met him up at fremont at the red arrow restaruant he saw we had komets shirts on an came over an asked if we had tickets for the game if not he...Read More »
34 of 50 | Posted by: Therese & Daryl Grime - Van Wert, OH
“Tim was my boss at GE on 2nd shift in computer operations....he was always smiling ! My sympathy to his family.
35 of 50 | Posted by: Marilyn Kiel - Columbia City, IN
“So glad I had the chance to work w/ Tim @ Aqua. We had different jobs but I learned so much from him. We had just talked about his up coming...Read More »
36 of 50 | Posted by: Karen S. Hill - Ft.Wayne, IN
“We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. We're sending you a hug from afar.
37 of 50 | Posted by: Kimberly and Anthony Sims - GA
“I am sure that I knew Tim when he worked at GE. There was no mention that he worked at GE. Tim was an usher at my 1st wedding in Fort Wayne and I...Read More »
38 of 50 | Posted by: Phillip Whysong - St Petersburg, FL
“tim will now be in heaven playing hockey an will be missed greatly at komet games forever my prayers an thoughts go to the family he will never be...Read More »
39 of 50 | Posted by: Rick Dever - Fort Wayne, IN
“My sympathies to the Hoke family. Tim will be missed at the Komet Hockey games. My God continue to watch over you during this difficult time.
40 of 50 | Posted by: Kathy Hines - Fort Wayne, IN
“Peace be with your family Tim; you will be missed. God be with you and those you loved.
41 of 50 | Posted by: Terri Miodus - Fort Wayne, IN
“Met Tim at Midwest America credit Union back in 1987.
We don't have any pictures but we do have some old video of Tim at two of our many Hallowen...Read More »
42 of 50 | Posted by: Joe and Sherry Harkins - IN
I am so sorry for your loss. Tim was a wonderful man. I am so glad we
were able to email back and forth for the last couple of...Read More »
43 of 50 | Posted by: Leslie Ann Brock - Aliso Viejo, CA
“Tim, you will surely be missed by many many people.
44 of 50 | Posted by: Mike Walker - Huntington, IN
“Class of Huntington High School - 1962
45 of 50 | Posted by: Kay (Johnston) Salter - Roanoke, IN
“Thanks Tim for allowing a long distance Komet fan to see some games through your eyes and passion. It was a pleasure meeting you first when you...Read More »
46 of 50 | Posted by: Tony E - Holly, MI
“Tim and I talked often, but never for long enough. We both had jobs to do so there was never enough time. Having grown up in Michigan not far from...Read More »
47 of 50 | Posted by: Mark Aurich - Fort Wayne, IN
“Tim was a dedicated and true fan of the Komets, win or lose.
If the team had a bad game, he left no doubt about it.
But was also a man of great...Read More »
48 of 50 | Posted by: Bob Brown
“A person's life isn't defined by how or when they died. It's defined by how they lived. And never has this been more true than with Tim. He was as...Read More »
49 of 50 | Posted by: Wendy Bartle
“Some men loom larger than others in your life no matter how long or short the time you have known them. Tim was one of those men. He was kind,...Read More »
50 of 50 | Posted by: Cathy Marquardt
Timothy D. Hoke, 66, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011 at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Huntington, IN, he worked as a Water Plant Operator with Aqua Source for 21 years. Tim also was the Comcast Cable TV Commentator for the Fort Wayne Komets for 23 years. He attended Faith Baptist Church in Angola, IN and is survived by his wife, Kris Hoke of Kendallville; daughter, Lori (Fred) Ellis of Athens, GA; son, Tim Hoke of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Ashley McDowell; step-sons, Brandon McDowell and Cory McDowell; and granddaughter, Layla McDowell all of Angola; and great-aunt, Jan Pauley of Huntington, IN. Timothy was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Betty Hoke. Service is 10am, Tuesday July 19, 2011 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue. Visitation is 2 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm Monday July 18, 2011 at the funeral home. Burial in Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Youth Hockey. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.