|Timothy I. O'Hearn It is with heavy heart, but joyous remembrance, that the family of Timothy I.
O'Hearn, announce his unexpected death on June 13, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Born on January 5, 1950,
Omaha, NE to William J. O'Hearn and Roberta H. O'Hearn, Tim was a beloved son, faithful brother, and
overjoyed father, grandfather, and uncle to the family he came to selflessly and graciously lead.
To them, to his colleagues, and to his many, many friends #151; which he could make with the turn of
his head and a flash of his personal, if not mischievous smile #151; he will, as he always has, exemplify
generosity, empathy, and wry-while-deeply-felt humanity.
For the past 35 years, Tim proudly served as President of Austin Foam Plastics, a company he helped build,
and continually grow, from the ground up. During that 35 years leading Austin Foam, he labored passionately
and spoke eloquently about expanding the scope of his business for the paramount reason of helping to
facilitate a livelihood for his employees, his employees' families, and the employees of companies he did
business with on three continents. In doing so, he constantly worked to raise the scale of standard
compensation for those he worked alongside- as he recognized them: not as subordinates, but as
co-workers in delivering excellence to their customers and to each other.
Despite his means, which he primarily used to enrich the lives of his loved ones and benefit the charitable
work of numerous local arts and philanthropic organizations, Tim delighted personally in simple, irreplaceable,
and unpretentious pleasures: laughter; the kindness, maturity, individuality, humility, and personal success
(especially athletic success) of his adored daughters and grandchildren; the comfort and amusement of
his cherished mother Roberta, the matriarch from whom he learned his strong sense of equality; a
well-planned, while approachable and frequent, reunion of his family; a gift, whatever the size, that
might make someone's life feel more dignified and achievable; personal responsibility through
encouragement; the truth that all people have something in them worth hearing; listening; speaking
(yes, maybe bawdily when called for); watching as others realized the greatness he knew always resided
in them; Bob Dylan; The Beatles; having once touched George Harrison's shoulder on a tarmac in Houston
as a teenager; honesty; sharing.
He said often how blessed he was to see and interact in the world through frequent travel, but more so,
he relished in being able to give the gift of travel, and so self-knowledge, to his many family members and
Proceeded [sic] in death by his father William "Bill" O'Hearn and brother Patrick "Bart" O'Hearn, Tim is
survived by his cherished mother Roberta H. O'Hearn; his daughter April Abello, son-in-law Carlos Abello
and grandchildren Carlos William Abello and Mia Kathryn Abello; his daughters Katherine Devan O'Hearn,
Dacey Marie O'Hearn, and their mother Helen O'Hearn; his brothers and sisters: Shawn O'Hearn and wife
Charlotte O'Hearn; Chris Satterfield; Brock O'Hearn and wife Carol O'Hearn; Peggy Chancellor and husband
Dewayne Chancellor; Kevin O'Hearn and wife Sandy O'Hearn; and Heather O'Hearn Black; as well as many
nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews, whom Tim doted on, supported, and loved
profoundly with individual attention and affection.
His life was a grand, larger-than-mortality tribute to us all. In lieu of flowers, and in the spirit of Tim's personal
dedication to philanthropy, the family requests individuals and groups to send donations to charities of their
choosing in Tim's memory. The O'Hearn family also asks that Tim be remembered in your prayers, as he
would have remembered you in his.
A Patriarch is not confined to flesh.
Nor is he defined, even, by his constancy
Of immutable love for those he led.
But rather, burns eternal on this earth
As the torch of promise, and kindness, of hope
He lit in his family
A common flame
He recognized in all
Who will carry, in them, lifelong,
Him, to light the way for others.
And so his light never does extinguish.
Memorial Service to be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Shoreline North Campus,
15201 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78728, (512) 310-2244.
There will be a gathering immediately following on site.