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Timothy Carey Courtney

September 15, 1961 - December 24, 2021


Obituary For Timothy Carey Courtney

Courtney, Timothy Carey, age 60, on Friday, December 24, 2021, of Mt. Lebanon. Loving son of the late William J. Courtney, Jr., and Marie Courtney Backinger and survived by his stepfather George Backinger; cherished brother of Kelly (Bradley) Werley and William (Juliette) Courtney; doting uncle of Carey and Brendan Werley and Christina and Will Courtney. Also survived by many cousins, step-siblings and loyal friends. Tim graduated in the top third of his class at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Upon graduation, Tim worked coast to coast as a chef. During that time he worked with Michelin-starred chef, Guenther Seeger, and had the pleasure of working for past presidents, dignitaries and several celebrities. He considered himself a bibliophile and an aficionado of classic rock music and contemporary art. His two favorite encounters were with Phil Collins and the Smothers Brothers, both of which he celebrated their performances with them. Tim was a loving soul, friend to all and loved by many. He will be sorely missed. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anne's Church at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Assn., 444 Liberty Avenue #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or the National Alliance on Mental Illness at NAMI, P.O. Box 49104, Baltimore, MD 21297.

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  • 12/30/2021

    "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith* in God; have faith also in me. In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? * And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Where [I] am going you know the way."* Rest in Peace, Timmy.

  • 12/29/2021

    I'll miss you Big Tim! I will cherish our conversations regarding classic rock and our time spent together. I pray you found the serenity you have been seeking.

  • 12/28/2021

    I can remember maybe only speaking with Tim a handful of times, but each of those times he embraced me with openness and enthusiasm in his demeaner. There was never a moment I felt I needed to guarded, Tim in his way, made it known that he was my friend and cared. A bright memory I have of Tim. He is a superstar soul that is being celebrated in heaven. ~Kenny McKay

  • 12/28/2021

    For Bill and Julie and your family and Tim's friends, Sue and I are so very sorry for your loss. When we meet again, and we will, we shall raise a glass and honor and remember Tim's life. May the Lord be with you all. Steve