Timothy Jon Lemucchi was born at San Joaquin Medical center in Bakersfield, California on Might 5, 1937 to Leah Williams Lemucchi and Louis Lemucchi. 4 a long time later on the family welcomed the birth of his sister Antonia.
Tim had a wonderful childhood and grew up influenced equally by his Italian grandparents (Joe and Emilia Lemucchi) and his English-American grandparents (James and Clara Williams). He gained his casual instruction on the Williams cattle ranch in close proximity to Woody and at Luigi’s in East Bakersfield. His grandparents motivated him significantly, and he normally said so.
Tim attended Catholic grammar faculties in Bakersfield and remembered extra than a couple ruler whacks across the wrist when the boys play was a tiny much too exuberant. Tim went to East Bakersfield Superior in which he excelled in basketball, monitor, football, and, of study course, scholastics. An E.B. counselor improved his existence by suggesting that he implement to Stanford College, and the relaxation – as they say – is heritage. He did go Stanford (MS 1960) and did pledge to Zeta Psi fraternity where by the comradeship extends to the current when Tim in June hosted a weekend in Bakersfield for 20 Zetes who lived in the fraternity property when he did.
Tim got married in Kansas Metropolis and moved to Washington D.C. where by his daughter Lisa was born. Tim labored in the Capitol offering mail to the Senators for the duration of the working day and going to Georgetown Law School at evening. He realized all the Senators and even their canines some brought to work with them.
He moved then to Sacramento in which he worked for the Legislature for a number of months. He was performing on strategies for different democratic candidates when an provide came that he could not refuse from Morris Chain, a very well-identified prison protection lawyer in Bakersfield, giving Tim a task. Morris and Tim collectively successfully defended clients in quite a few superior profile criminal instances, and Tim carried on immediately after Morris died.
But the law agency – by now Chain-Young, Cooney, Jameson, and Lemucchi – was focusing on particular injury plaintiffs law, and Tim appreciated that improved than phone calls from the jail in the center of the evening. He experienced a extended profession in particular personal injury and received innumerable courtroom victories for his several clients.
Parallel to his superb achievements in the courtroom are bodily feats predominantly in triathlons. This 20 yr span of competitors culminated in four Hawaii Ironman triathlons competing in the 50 – 54 and 55 – 59 ago groups. In winter he pet dog sledded in Alaska. In summer season he did quite a few months-very long river kayak outings entirely in the wilderness in the Arctic Circle. Not to point out bicycle races and working races, mountain climbing, and skiing.
His initial marriage acquiring finished in divorce throughout the Morris Chain times, Tim married a Shafter lady – Margaret Freedman. Timothy and Margaret loved fifty-a person a long time operating jointly, touring all more than the environment, stay theater, good dining, films, sporting activities which includes competitors, operas in Santa Fe, socializing with mates, collecting artwork, growing their instruction and lively conversation.
They also relished dining at dwelling on the terrace overlooking the Kern River, a dwelling Tim appreciated immensely in which he could pursue his a lot of pursuits which include housing breeding wooden ducks and composing publications… histories of his maternal ancestors’ trek to California in included wagons and on horseback from Missouri his paternal ancestors arrival from Lucca, Italy and their descendants his athletic feats like climbing Denali in Alaska and Mt. Kommunizma in Russia and his four Hawaii Ironman triathlons.
Tim was admired and cherished by several – particularly his prolonged loved ones. That listing incorporates his sister Antonia Valpredo, daughter Lisa (Philipp Lindorfer), brother-in-regulation Monte Valpredo, niece Monica Sacco (John), nephew Gino Valpredo (Sandra), niece Lanette Caratan (Christopher), sister-in-law Charlotte Spear, cousin David Bloom (Amy), specific pals Jim McArthur, Gary McCain, and Craig Edmonston, quite a few nieces, nephews, cousins, his spouse Margaret, and his beloved puppy Susie.
Tim practiced regulation in Bakersfield for fifty-four decades. He was generally a gentleman in courtroom and out. His lots of admirable qualities had been recognised considerably and huge. His influence will stay on in his family members associates and the lots of people he touched.
Expert services will be at Greenlawn Cemetery at 3700 River Blvd., Bakersfield on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
If you want to make a contribution in Tim’s memory the family implies Bakersfield University Standard Fund, 1801 Panorama Travel, Bakersfield 93305 or Valley PBS Television, 1544 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721 or any animal welfare charity of your alternative.
Published by Bakersfield Californian on Jul. 16, 2021.