Timothy "Tim" Allan Grachek, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend passed away on June 12th, 2023. He was born on September 16th, 1948 in Fremont, Ohio to Raymond John Grachek and Grace Klofta Grachek. Tim cherished his memories and friends at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Freemont where he attended.
Tim served in the United States Air Force and later retired from IBM in 1993 after more than 30 years of dedicated service. His passion for animals was evident as he thought he was allergic to cats but they became the love of his life alongside his most cherished pet — his canine companion PJ. Most of all, Tim enjoyed spending time with his family whom he dearly loved.
In his free time, he enjoyed watching college football and basketball — a true diehard Kentucky Wildcats fan cheering on with a loud "Go Big Blue!". To those who knew Tim well he was a friendly face always ready to lend an ear and give advice where needed.
He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond John Grachek and Grace Klofta Grachek.
Tim is survived by Diane McAuley Grachek — his wife for many years; Lisa Grachek Wright (daughter); Christopher Allan Grachek and Britta (son and daughter-in-law); Tiffany Grachek Keaton and Shaun (daughter and son-in-law); Michelle Moose (daughter); Brittany Grachek Lucien and husband Chris (granddaughter); Hunter Bailey (grandson); Bryson Wright (grandson); Bradley Grachek (grandson); Kevin Grachek and family (grandson); Jasia Dahl (granddaughter); Christopher Shaun Keaton Jr. (grandson); Kennedy Grace Keaton (granddaughter); Alexis Parrish (great-granddaughter); Connie Grachek Cinnamon and husband Gerald (sister and brother-in-law); Mark Grachek and wife Katie (brother and sister-in-law); as well as his three canine companions, Penelope, Piper, and Poppie.
Visitation services to honor Tim's life will be held at Raymer - Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville on Thursday, June 15th, 2023. Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects between the hours of 6 PM and 9 PM that day. Interment of the urn will take place on June 26th, 11AM, at The Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky.