Timothy L. Stover

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Timothy L. Stover, 68, of Selinsgrove, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born Dec. 15, 1950, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Irvin and Myrtle (Bowes) Stover.

Tim was a 1968 graduate of Lewisburg High School.

Earlier in life, he worked as a quality control engineer at the former Pennsylvania House Furniture Company, Lewisburg for 25 years. Tim later worked for the Lawrence-McFadden Co., Philadelphia. Most recently, he owned and operated BV Billiards, Mifflinburg and Break-N-Run Billiards, Selinsgrove.

His love for the outdoors and nature was evident, particularly for birds, trees, and flowers. Tim enjoyed hunting with his family. He also played golf, fast-pitch softball for the Milton and Lewisburg leagues and was the president of the BCA Billiard Congress of America. Tim also had a passion for Native American history and searching local fields for arrowheads.

He is survived by his loving companion of 20 years, Diane Treas of Selinsgrove; six children, Linley Stover, of California, Lisa Orth and her husband, Peter, of Oklahoma, Ashley Gossens and her husband, Tristan, of Washington, Chris Treas and his wife, Marge, Shelley Spencer and her husband, Tony, all of Sunbury, and Dave Treas and his wife, Laura of Harrisburg; three brothers, Irvin "Bud" Stover of Northumberland, Jack and his wife, Linda of Lewisburg, and David Stover of New Berlin; and five grandchildren, Maelia and Analee Orth, Evelyn Gossens and Madison and Connor Treas.
He was predeceased by his two brothers, Richard and James Stover.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Wildlife Education and Research Center project through the wildlifeforeveryonefoundation.org.

The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis Streets, Lewisburg.

Expressions of sympathy and stories of love are gratefully encouraged and may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.

"I can safely say that I never left after time in the woods without feeling all the better for being there." - Tim Stover
Published on March 21, 2019
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Your loving daughter, Linley
Mar 25, 2019
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I am so thankful that Dad taught us through example that love is sacrifice. Saying "no" to something is actually saying "yes" to something else. He said "no" to many opportunities in life so that he could say"yes" to his family. Our lives would be very different if he wouldn't have consistently shown up for us. I am so thankful for his love. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’—πŸ’«πŸ’ž
One of his favorite songs was His Eye is on the Sparrow
Why should I feel discouraged? why should the shadows come?
Why should my heart be lonely and long for heaven and home?
(I sang this)
When Jesus is my Portion.
My constant friend is He.
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
and
...I know He watches me.
I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.
β€œLet not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

Over his lifetime, my Dad showed love through singing, building churches in Guyana, South America & South Africa, and sharing smiles and creating laughter. He opened pool halls in his retirement simply so friends could have a place to go to socialize and encourage each other. He also made sure that the boys who were trying to date his daughters saw an intimidating gun cabinet in plain site when they came to pick us up for dates. He spent many winters hunting at the cabin with his brothers and their sons to be sure his family had a meal every day and a beautiful home to live in.
He taught by example to love your neighbor as yourself. He helped anyone who was in need.
Dad always seemed happiest sitting in his favorite chair on the front porch. He turned the thunderstorms we watched into being bright and hopeful. He was a genuinely optimistic man and that optimism guided his children and made each
of us believe that anything is possible.
Somehow no matter what stresses were in his life, he taught us that happiness comes from caring more about people than caring less....
especially when you are sharing a piece of cake or most definitely a cherry pie.
I choose to follow the example of Jesus and you, Dad. Every day, I choose to love. I’m going to miss you, Daddy. As you told me many times, when the wind blows through my hair, I know you are with us and God will never leave us.
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Dottie Franquet
Mar 24, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Tim's passing. Many memories from our childhood. Hugs and Prayers to All. πŸ™
jack stover sr
Mar 24, 2019
What a beautiful service Tims 3 beautifulgirls put together for their loving father.Tim had his big smile on..Thankyou girls you touched. my heart and soul.I love you girls very much.May the Lord bless you every day.
Shelley Spencer
Mar 23, 2019
Although not my biological father, he always treated us as one of his own...and we will be forever grateful for that. He also loved my Mom tremendously , and wasn’t afraid to tell anyone! I know she loves him the same. The love he had for his girls and family was undeniable. He was always eager to tell stories about them, with a sparkIe in his eyes. I will never forget him randomly singing to my Mom β€œ you must have been a beautiful baby” , yelling to her β€œ honey!” , taking morning walks on the beach, and him just being a really kind man. I will surely miss his smile and great sense of humor. β™₯️
Kim Keefer Acy
Mar 22, 2019
I remember all of the Stover boys, because I grew up in the North Ward. I am so very sorry for your families loss. RIP Tim
Laurie & Gregg Gossens
Mar 22, 2019
Our admiration to a good man who raised three strong and wonderful daughters. We are glad our son and Ashley’s lives came together and we had the opportunity to met Tim and Diane. Our sympathy to all the family. Tim will be missed.
Michelle Vaughn
Mar 22, 2019
So sorry about your families loss. I am related on my mommas side. Beatrice Beach was my grandmother. I remember Tim and all those goodlooking Stover boys down at our family camp Little Mexico. I had a young school girl crush on all of them. Prayers for your family in this most difficult of time.
Jack L Stover Jr
Mar 22, 2019
Sitting here reflecting on the death of my uncle. I feel the need to say something.
I was very fortunate as a child to have the most amazing father any son could have asked for.
That being said what I also had that not many are as fortunate to have is 5 other fathers. The brothers of my father, Dick, Bud, Jim, Tim, and David, were just as amazing to me as my own father. Many times coming up when there was hunting or fishing to do if my dad couldn't take me one of my uncle's would step up to be sure I had the experience.
This amazing group of men were always there to help or advise no matter the situation and I am the most fortunate man in the world to have had the 6 of them in my life. Wit
...h the loss of each and every one I lose a piece of me.
Grammy thank you so much for raising 6 of the best people to ever walk this earth.
I love you Tim and I will never set foot into the woods again without thinking of you just as I think of uncles Dick and Jim. Till we meet again buddy.
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Melissa Keister Lovett
Mar 22, 2019
I wish I knew how to make this bigger. A Bowes family reunion in the 70's.
Melissa Keister-Lovett
Mar 22, 2019
I have so many great memories at our family reunions. Always loved when everyone came to my Gram and Paps. So much love and laughter. I can only imagine the welcome to heaven you got! You will be missed by many.
Troy & Barb Gaugler
Mar 22, 2019
We have only known Tim and Diane for the last 4 years, what wonderful people. Tim would always come out and talk with us when we stopped in to do yard work and shovel snow. Troy and him loved to talk about politics. He will be greatly missed, such a wonderful man. Many prayers to Diane and his children, may the precious memories you have of him keep him alive in your hearts forever and you can remember him and smile and know he loved you all.
Kris Tobias Strouse
Mar 22, 2019
Remembering my sweet dear Cousin, Tim.
What a wonderful fun cousin & friend you were. So many good times, playing at Aunt Gloria's, when families used to gettogether.
I too loved your smile and your laugh was so wonderfully fun.
You left 3 wonderful daughters, to carry on your legacy of Faith in Christ, to pass on to their children.
Your enjoying the smile of our Savior, together with your mom, and her 3 sisters, my sister Reny, n sisinlaw Linda and Praising Jesus with your terrific singing voice!
We'll meet again, Cuz, in that sweet by and by...I Love You, Timβ˜πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜˜
Mark Stover
Mar 22, 2019
Linley, Lisa, Ashley and Diana I am so sorry for your loss, Tim was a great person and will be greatly missed. I always have a great time when I was with Tim, no matter what we where doing, he is in a better place now, and I loved him very much..RIP TIM
Lester "Ladd" Tobias
Mar 22, 2019
Tim had a great laugh, that he used alot especially when cousin Joe was around. Joyful times spent at Aunt Gloria's on Easter egg hunts. Those were very good times for all of us. Oh, and what a singing voice Tim was blessed with! See you on the other side,cousin!
jack stover sr
Mar 22, 2019
To my brother TIM I remember walking to scool every day with you, playing in the woods and buffalocreek behind our home.we were always outside somewhere.At the northward scool,the river,the dump and Iam sure that made our mother quite happy.We were not the best behaved kids on the block.Then we both got married and went our seperate paths for a time with our own famlies.Then we got the cabin.So many memories with YOU,DICK,BUD,JIM, and DAVE, my heart is full of them.The last 3 or 4 we golfed alot together.Oh!! Iam gonna miss those times with you brother on the golf course.Tim you will be in my heart until Isee you again.
Mike Summers
Mar 22, 2019
Wow, Tim and I did a lot of things together, in Pennsylvania House, and out. He was a true friend, always there for you. His sense of humor was special, it was hard to pull one over on him. We did so much funny stuff together and to others. We worked together in the QA department at PAH. He will be greatly missed but he knew the Lord so I will see him again forever.
Dave Stover
Mar 22, 2019
You and I played softball together for many years, we played pool together for many years. We hunted together for many years. We had alot of great times.
He was a great dad and a great person.
Tim was my brother, my best friend. I' m going to miss you my brother. See you in heaven.
I love you,
Dave
Fres Coleman
Mar 22, 2019
I'm sorry for your loss!
John Powell
Mar 22, 2019
I am saddened to hear of Tim,s passing. The Stover family was a major part of the North Side kids growing up. Tim and I worked at Stiens Flowers for a short spell and I remember Tim as always with a Hugh smile. He was extremely funny, a hard worker and made those boring days pass much faster. My prayers and feelings are with your family.
Michelle Maxfield
Mar 22, 2019
My deepest sympathy ! I am so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers and thoughts your way !
Jack Stover Jr
Mar 21, 2019
I keep thinking about the cabin, so many memories. Growing up I was very fortunate to have 6 amazing men in my life. You were one Tim. You were the uncle with me for my first deer. So many wonderful memories on that mountain. Fly high uncle Tim. Till we all meet again one day at that cabin in the sky, I love you man.

Ps. Save me a piece of pie 😁
Cindy Morris
Mar 21, 2019
RIP my friend. You will be missed very much. I will always remember you for your kindness, laughter and your funny jokes. I was so happy to be a part of your life for so many years and you will always have a special place in my heart. Fly with the angels.
Craig Bennett
Mar 21, 2019
Very sorry to hear this. Although we are out of the area our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Stover family .
Craig and Patty Bennett
Cathi Stover Brady
Mar 21, 2019
So sorry for your loss. How quickly time goes by. Fond memories of earlier years.