Timothy A. Slusher

TOPSHAM — Timothy A. Slusher, 46, died at his home on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, following a courageous seven-year battle with cancer. His wife and family were near.

He was born in San Diego, Calif., on Oct. 29, 1961. He attended schools in San Diego and in New Zealand as an AFS exchange student, where he gained a love for playing rugby. He was a food and beverage consultant for many years, as well as a wine maker and novelist. He was an avid reader. His adventurous spirit and zest for life, showed in his love of playing rugby, being in the outdoors, camping, rock climbing, hiking and writing his novels. His nieces, nephews, family, many friends and his big cat, Tigger surrounded him with love and admiration.

Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Terry of Topsham, Maine; his sister, Lori Slusher of Pine Valley; his mother and father, Helen and C. Edward Slusher of San Luis Obispo; mother and father-in-law Louise and Raymond Gauvin of Bridgton, Maine, Aunts and Uncles, Grace and Roy Seifert of La Mesa; Ruth and the late Scotty Embleton of Santee. Cousins Martin Seifert of Campo, Christine and Berry Woolery of El Cajon, Norm Embleton of San Diego, Eric Embleton of San Diego, Jean and Dwight Raymond of San Marcos, and pre-deceased by Denny Embleton and Neal Seifert. Five sister-in-laws; eight brother-in-laws, 10 nieces; three nephews; and one great-nephew.

A celebration of his life was held on Monday the 14th at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick, Maine. Another celebration of his life will be held in San Diego in late spring. In accordance to his wishes, his ashes will be scattered in Piute Meadows of the Eastern Sierras also in late spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made Tim’s name to the American Cancer Society 207-373-3900 or Sierra Club, 415-977-5653.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond, Maine.