[caption id="attachment_4336" align="alignleft" width="232"]<a href="http://www.sonomanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/powers.timothy.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-4336" alt="Timothy H. Power" src="http://www.sonomanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/powers.timothy-232x300.jpg" width="232" height="300" /></a> Timothy H. Power[/caption]
Timothy H. Power passed away in Sonoma on Aug. 28, 2013, at the age of 70. He is survived by his children, Katie Hultgren (Charlie), Connie Heinse (Ted), Brenna Power (Greg Finke) and Ian Power; five grandchildren, Paul and Natalie Hultgren, Shelby, Mason and Tate Heinse. He will also be deeply missed by his devoted sisters, Patricia Langley (the late George) and Laurel Weinstein (Richard) and their families.
A fourth-generation San Franciscan, he spent his younger days in the City. As a teen, he lived in Santa Rosa and graduated from Montgomery High School in 1961 – the first graduating class of the new school. He completed college at Cal Berkeley and graduated with a history degree in 1965. Following college, he attended night school at USF law school. After passing the bar, he worked as an attorney for the next 45 years, eventually specializing in government contracts law. He was also especially proud of his work representing immigration clients and in recent years, his work advocating for disabled veteran contractors.
Tim was a lifelong sports enthusiast and, as a longtime Giants fan, he got to live out his ultimate dream in 2010 and 2012 when he saw the Giants win the World Series – twice!! An indication of his unique wit and his die-hard devotion to the team – he dyed his white beard jet black for the entirety of the Fear the Beard post-season in October 2010.
Tim had a terrific wit and sense of humor and was a skilled punster; often bringing family and friends to groans with his over-the-top puns. He also loved history, particularly U.S. history. It was very special that he and his sister, Pat, were able to make the trip to Gettysburg in 2012 where he finally saw the historic battlefields he had so often read about – fulfilling a lifelong dream.