The Alumni Assn notified us of the tragic news that Tim Hallock had passed away on Feb 28 2016, while hiking the mountains of New Hampshire. He was owner of Hallock Marine Services in Orient, NY since 1989 and founder of Northeast Mountain Guides in 2004.
Newspaper articles reporting the loss of Tim Hallock:
North Fork Patch
Conway Daily Sun
Tim Hallock, KP ’83
Timothy George Hallock, 54 – Obituary
Timothy George Hallock passed into eternity last week at the age of 54 doing what he loved, winter mountaineering.
Born June 17, 1961 in Huntington, Tim’s life journey as a sea captain and a mountain guide (trail name, “Yeti”) took him to some of the nation’s highest mountain peaks as well as on voyages logging over a million miles as a licensed Ship’s Officer on any tonnage vessel on all oceans.
Tim graduated Southold High School and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. In the recent past, he served as president of New York State Outdoor Guides Association. Tim was passionate about many things, mostly God’s creation and our place in it, and family.
Tim was the beloved son of Sue Hallock and Dan Hallock; the cherished brother of Dan (Emily), Jen, Matt, Charles (Cara), and Susan; and the doting, encouraging and generous-hearted uncle of Julianne, Justin, Sarah, Matty, Angie, Brian, Zach, Desirae, Stephen, Danny, Maeryn and Hannah; he was also blessed with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a devoted friend and acquaintance to many others as he worked, played and lived life to the fullest. Tim’s motto was “LIVE LIFE LIKE YOU MEAN IT.” Tim’s recent experiences are chronicled on his website, northeastmountainguides.com, and two Facebook pages HALLOCK’S MARINE SERVICES and NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN GUIDES.
The family will receive visitors at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home, Cutchogue, N.Y. on Friday, March 4t from 6 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m. with burial following at Laurel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to “NYSOGA Kids to Camp Fund – Tim Hallock”, Attn: Jeff Whittemore, 51 Elm St, Dolgeville, NY 13329
Tribute to Tim:
George Toma: It is with heavy heart that my family and I receive this news. Tim was a great classmate, a dear friend throughout the years. He visited us in each of the homes I have lived in with my family, from Florida, and Virginia, to Arizona, and spent time getting to know and touching the lives of our three children. He even took the time to visit our oldest son a few years ago, at Northern Arizona University, and took him climbing, another area of the USA that Tim was certified to teach and guide.
His kindness, love for family, and love of nature will always resonate with our entire family. It was his dream to use the outdoors as part of our overall educational process, to bring the concept back to the classroom. Let us count those fortunate lives that have been touched by his warmth and grace, never forget his love for life, nature and family.
God Bless Tim. And may the glory of God’s heaven bring his family peace.
Northeast Mountain Guides website:
Tim is a graduate of the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Licensed as a Ships Officer of any tonnage on all Oceans, Tim has logged more than a million miles at sea.
In 1998 Tim discovered the alure of the mountains. He found that the similarities run deep between the two pursuits. In moving vessels at sea, it’s necessary to pay great attention to details and logistics … the particulars of the vessel, the waters, the weather. Every consideration for safety must be taken. The ability to implement backup plans has to be second nature. Nothing can be left to chance.
The same is true in the Mountains. Great attention must be given to many issues of safety, water availability, personal ability levels, trail conditions, weather, provisioning, gear selection, and local regulations.
Northeast Mountain Guides was founded in 2004.
Kevin Fauvell: Tim was a great friend; kind and gentle as Jackie said and so self aware as Chris said. Tim was fearless. Deciding to play football senior year having not played the previous three years was so Tim. To say he loved life just doesn’t quite make the point. He was a fast friend; always supportive and wanting the best for everyone. The world is somehow less Tim without you in it. You will be missed.
Larry Migliozzi: I was very lucky to have Tim as my roomie during 2nd class year. We didn’t know each other before that first day, but by the time we went to sea I felt like I didn’t have a better friend in the world. Just the nicest, happiest guy, always with a good word, ready to lend a hand. If you haven’t already, search Northeast Mountain Guides or Hallock Marine Services in the search bar up above.
Craig Ellixson: Still trying to digest this news. Not one of us has ever heard or said a bad word of Tim. Top 10 one of the nicest, most genuine individuals I’ve known on this mortal coil.
Christopher D’Angelo: They all hurt but this one stings a little more – look at that smile. Doesn’t it say it all? It is like he figured it all out and was waiting for the rest of us to catch up.
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