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Timothy Guy Yaeger, Sr.
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 7, 1941
  • Place of birth:
    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 24, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    South San Francisco, California, United States
A legacy of generosity, kindness, Godliness and fun.

On July 24th of 2014 Timothy Yaeger, Sr. departed this world.  His passing, which was the result of a fall while painting his home, was unexpected, swift and painless.  As sorrowful and shocking as it was when it occured, those who knew him best derive some comfort that Tim passed while working.  Tim did not consider this world to be his final stop and will be ushered into Heaven with celebration.

Tim was born on October 7, 1941 to Clyde and Wilma Yaeger in San Francisco, CA.  He lived puprosefully, generously, and energetically to the age of 72.  He is survived by his dear wife Sandy, his three sons, Tim Jr., Andy and Kurt, his seven grandchildren and his younger sister, Jackie, with her husband and three daughters.  

Tim will be remembered by the thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people he touched.  As the stories continue to surface, it is clear that he was a hero in the private lives of many - much more so than any single person had known.  No words can describe him, but those who knew him have been quick to descirbe him as: kind, wise, trustworthy, industrious, Godly, patient, loyal, sincere, blameless, reliable, constant, fun, thoughtful, strong, manly, pure, fatihful, humble, and adventurous.  One adjective that came up more than any other, however, was "generous." 

Memorial Service details:

The service was held on August 16th, 2014 at Peninsula Covenant Church in Redwood City, CA.  The turnout was a testimony to Tim's impact.  Many dentists showed up, a lot of the AWANA kids and parents came too, Crystal Springs Bible Church and Peninsula Christian fellowship family were there, the dune buggy crew was well-represented and a host of other friends from far and wide paid their respects.  It was a day of both great sorrow and joy.


We are no longer accepting donations to any funds, but in the spirit of Tim's generousity, we'd like to encourage those inclined to donate money to the organizations that mattered most to him.  You can donate directly to these two organizations - we ask that you make mention of Tim in your memo, as a tribute to him and an encouragement to the recipients:

Awana Clubs of North Central California ( - AWANA was always a near and dear ministry to Tim.  For decades, he drove vanloads of kids from several neighborhoods to a place they could hear about God's love.  He took things to a new level with the famous annual "snow trips" and the award trips to Majic Mountain in his Winnebego motorhome.

JARON Ministries ( - this ministry focuses on encouraging and training pastors worldwide, with a special focus on the Phillipines.  The founder of this organization, Dr. James Cecy, was a key spiritual mentor to Tim and his family and was the key speaker at Tim's memorial service. 

You can also visit Tim's memorial page on facebook click the link below:

With Great appreciation for the love and support,

-The Yaeger Family

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Andrew Yaeger on 7th October 2016

"Today was the day I always made a phone call - sometimes from another continent - but I always made the call.  October 7th will always be the day of my father's birthday.  I think my dad knew that he was the center of my life, and now as a father, I understand how that made him feel.  I remember the times you read to me, the times you picked me up off the ground, and the times you made the famous potato pancakes.  You continue to be the model to me of a great father and a great man.  thank you.  See you soon."

This tribute was added by Jeni Deck on 7th October 2015

"I miss you Dad, especially that I can't pick up the phone and call you today and sing happy birthday. So instead I will say a prayer for Sandy and the family. I think of you often and thank God for bringing you into my life. You are still one of the greatest men I know. I miss your bear hugs and can't wait to see you again one day."

This tribute was added by Jeni Deck on 24th July 2015

"I miss your smile laughter great big bear hugs and just knowing someone's in my corner rooting me on. I think of you often and pray their moments your proud of me. Love you Dad"

This tribute was added by Janice Yoritsune on 1st September 2014

"Tim Sr. was so wonderful in taking care of our office.   His expertise, his knowledge and his integrity made me so grateful to know him.  His family, his staff and his friends have a special path to follow now. My deepest sympathy to all his family...may your memories fill your hearts and bring you peace.  In Japanese, we have a saying when we leave someone... "Mata Aimasho"....."until we meet again".   janice yoritsune rdh"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Babinat on 23rd August 2014

"I did not know Mr. Yeager very well but I know Tim and through him I know that his Dad was a wonderful man.  My heart and prayers go out to the family for all that you are going through at this time.  Please know that you are being prayed for and that we love you all very much."

This tribute was added by Cleo Constantin on 19th August 2014

"Tim was a man among men.  He graciously helped me with dental equipment for mission trips and always had a smile of encouragement and a way to solve impossible mechanical challenges. He will be missed by all who knew him. May God bless his family. Love, Cleo Constantin RDH"

This tribute was added by Ronnie Borow on 16th August 2014

"The last time I sawTim was at my wedding last year.  He was like a surrogate Dad to me.  I will always remember with joy the many times he and Sandy let me sleep over, had me over for dinner and counseled me about relationships.
  Tim was such a godly man, who also knew how to have fun.  He was truly "rich", and the personification of generosity.   Knowing he is well and safe with our Heavenly Father, I rejoice for him.  He was a faithful steward of what God entrusted to him andI can just imagine our Lord saying to him:"Well done, good servant".
May we all live a life that honors God the way that Tim did."

This tribute was added by Mercedes Tan on 15th August 2014

"I was very shocked to learn of Tim, Sr.'s passing two days ago.  For twenty years, I had always relied on him for my equipment repair needs.  Tim was very thorough with his work, kind, and trustworthy.  He was so generous that on a few occasions, instead of driving to my office to fix a problem, he would give me instructions over the phone on how to do it myself.  We will miss you, Tim!  xoxo"

This tribute was added by Thomas Warden on 14th August 2014

"Tim was kind, patient, honest and trustworthy.

My prayers and deepest sympathies to the Yaeger family."

This tribute was added by Sanford Daniel on 13th August 2014

"Tim was a salt of the earth kind of man.  Hard working, kind, fair, funny, and good-hearted.
The world was a better place with Tim in it...
My deepest sympathy."

This tribute was added by Sam Van on 13th August 2014

"Tim Sr. Great man, my thoughts and prayers go out to the yaeger Family. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Alan Marcus on 12th August 2014

"I am so very saddened by this. I keep shaking my head in disbelief. One of the nicest Men I have ever met. I wish I had taken the time to meet him for dinner somewhere and just talk and laugh. Lesson learned. So very very sad."

This tribute was added by Robert Meier on 12th August 2014

"Tim was a great inspiration to me and an example of a humble, dedicated servant when I served with him on the Ministry Teams of Missionary John Deck and then Tom Chance. I regret very much that I will miss the memorial service, because I will be on the road at "PCDL" meetings. I think Tim would approve. We'll have plenty of time to catch up in glory. My wife ,Jo-Ann, who "graduated" in July 2013 is enjoying fellowship with Tim at this moment. Won't  be very long for us ,too, Sandy!The Lord will come for us (John 14:18)!"

This tribute was added by Charles Caruana on 12th August 2014

"I was very saddened to hear of Tim Sr's passing. My deepest sympathies go out to the Yaeger Family. May he rest in peace.-
Charles Caruana DDS"

This tribute was added by Linda Loeb on 12th August 2014

"I knew Tim for over 30 years, mostly through the dental field, but also through PCF. He was such a sweet, kind and caring man, with a great
sense of humor. He always had a cute joke to tell. He will be missed by all. My sympathies to Sandy, Tim Jr. and the rest of the family."

This tribute was added by Jose Eliares on 12th August 2014

"We are expressing our deepest sympathy to his family.
Gone from our sight, but never our memories.
Gone from our touch, but never our hearts.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I know Tim Sr. for almost 15 years. He's the one who help me out to know more about and familiar with dental industry.
I enjoy dealing with him and brought happiness to my business.
Airlink Compressor and Vacuum"

This tribute was added by mark dugan on 11th August 2014

"Being in the same line of work here in Portland OR, I met Tim years ago and always felt good about doing business with him. While sad to see him leave this world. very happy to know he lives in heaven with our Savior  ."

This tribute was added by David Korb on 11th August 2014

"I have known Tim for 40 years.  You could not meet a nicer person.  I just received the notice of his passing in the mail.  I am sitting in my office with tears in my eyes.  He had the temperament of a man at peace.  He personified integrity.  It is just not right that he is gone.

David Korb DDS"

This tribute was added by Robert Chong on 11th August 2014

"It is with deep regret that I learn of Tim Sr.'s passing. I happen to have had the occasion to talk with Wade on his service call the day after I received the card notice. I've been in the dental business for over 40 years and have always found Tim to be honest and reliable giving you an realistic answers to questions and problems. Nothing could be better. My deepest condolences to the Yaeger family. Robert Chong DDS"

This tribute was added by gg galindocochran on 10th August 2014

"I'm having a hard time dealing with the fact at hand.  Tim and I go back to the early 60's which gives me a lot of memories, such as 110 mph   on Bayshore while knocking over  traffic cones in a 56 Ford Pickup.  John taking all the out  town over night jobs because Tim was in love, and that was fime with both of us, because I wasn't.   Tim was an exception in the dental field at the time because most servicemen were alcoholics, or working on becoming one, but Tim stood clear.  I could go on and on, but that won't bring this GREAT GUY back and just makes it harder to deal with the fact that he is gone.  Rest  in peace Tim,  we've got your back.   My wife and I send our sincerest best wishes and condolences to Sandy, and the boys and grandchildren.   Our prayers are with all of you.
John and Gigi Cochran"

This tribute was added by Deb Wilborn on 9th August 2014

"Tim was a kind and generous man who gave so much of his life to serve others, especially young adults and children. I will cherish memories of going on trips in the RV, walking over to his house for Bible Study, and serving with him in Awana. He was a great support to our family during difficult times. Miss you Tim!"

This tribute was added by HENRY Lim on 9th August 2014

"Great Man , Great Friend. The dental world will never be the same without him ."

This tribute was added by Jason Glines on 8th August 2014

"When I first walked in to PCF Tim Sr. Was the first person to greet me, I enjoyed talking with him and will miss him a great deal"

This tribute was added by JOSE SALAZAR on 8th August 2014

"There was something magical about Tim. There was something about that twinkle in his eye. Something about that broad smile and the warmth and love you always felt in his presence. He gave life to the  poem "Footprints", "It was then that I carried you". Thats the generous gift Tim always gave. He embrased you with Love, warmth,and Gods presence. My heart is broken and I feel devasted by his departure. He was one of Gods treasures upon Earth and he became one of mine. I was richly blessed having Tim in my life. I will miss him so.
Linda Salazar"

This tribute was added by Vivian Dong on 7th August 2014

""It is a sad day for me when I heard Tim Sr left us. Four years ago, ,Tim Sr helped me set up my dental office. He is such a great man with a joyful and youthful heart .Anytime we had trouble, he showed promptly.Not only he solved problem, also he brought happiness. I enjoyed seeing him at my office, Every time I saw his smile, I smile also.
Tim Sr, we really miss you, your spirit will be always with us. My condolence to the Yaeger family. --Love Vivian Quanli Dong DDS""

This tribute was added by Dan Davidson DMD on 7th August 2014

"I have known Tim for most of my 40 year dental career. He was a pleasure to be around....honest....trustworthy.....competent .... a real straight shooter. He always brought a cheerful attitude and a smile.  I enjoyed seeing him at my office and of course at CDA conventions where he was a dental maestro. What a great man!  My heart goes out to the entire Yaeger family --- Dan Davidson DMD"

This tribute was added by Zac Held on 7th August 2014

"We have known Tim Sr. since the beginning of our practice career.  He was always a welcomed face in a crowd of greedy strangers at our conventions.  He genuinely seemed happy to come in to our office, no matter how badly we bunged things up by trying to fix them ourselves.  It was a pleasure meeting you Tim; you have inspired us to be cheerful and positive towards others.

Zac Held and Jaime Lau"

This tribute was added by Lauri Harris on 7th August 2014

"I have know Tim Sr,Tim Jr and Wade for 33 years from the dental field. He was a very kind man as well as Tim Jr and Wade. He always had a smile on his face and i will miss him. Im sorry i will be out of town for the service but please know I will be there in spirit. My thoughts are with his family. Lauri from Dr.Pelzar's office xo"

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Culver on 7th August 2014

""it was great knowing Tim all these years, a guy you can always count on when you needed him." My sincere condolences to all of the family.
He truly will be missed.

Jeffrey F. Culver, DDS"

This tribute was added by Paul Roberts on 6th August 2014

"Stepping beyond time, seeing our Lord's face is the only thing that could bring him more joy then his wife, family and friends."

This tribute was added by Alicia Fermin on 6th August 2014

"Dr. Ron and I first met Mr. Tim Yaeger Sr. at Peninsula Christian Fellowship when Ron was serving there as worship leader and Tim was serving as deacon. Later on our paths would cross many times when we had to have some dental equipment repaired at our dental office.  We are saddened to hear of his passing but comforted that he will be spending eternity with our Savior. We will remember Tim's kindness, friendliness, and his warm smile.  He will be missed by all who knew him. The whole Gellert Dental Office staff extends its condolences and deepest sympathies to the family he left behind.  May The Lord comfort you during these times of grief and sorrow."

This tribute was added by Kelvin Choi on 5th August 2014

"Tim Sr. will always be fondly remembered as a man with a big heart and an amazing technician. Every time I pass by our panorex machine, I am reminded how Tim Sr. was willing to take the extra effort, use his ingenuity, and go out of his way to find a solution to a challenging situation where others might have given up. I find comfort in knowing that he is a Christian but still very sad that he left far too soon. I am certainly blessed to have had the chance to work with him for so many years. My deepest condolences to the family - you will be in our prayers."

This tribute was added by Dirk Alvarado on 5th August 2014

"On behalf of Sonrisas Community Dental Center I would like to offer our condolences. Tim was a great man and full of compassion. His support of Sonrisas helped us serve 1000's. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by henry talei on 5th August 2014

"he was a great, honest man with smile on his face, he was fair with every body, we all miss him, may God bless him and give the peace of mind to his family"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Weed on 5th August 2014

"We are saddened to hear of Tim's passing.  We know that someday we shall see him again!  That is the biggest peace and comfort we can have.  We know God comforts us and gives peace in times as this.  We know! We lost our oldest son, Frank II suddenly in 2010.   We have thought of you and your family over the years remembering our good times at Calvary Baptist.  Our prayers. Frank & Elizabeth Weed"

This tribute was added by joann eremeyeff on 1st August 2014

"I remember Tim when I first attended Cedar Avenue Baptist.  My children attended Awana and he always made me feel so welcome and loved.  His walk with the Lord was the highest.  He had so much love, compassion, generosity.  He was a wonderfull husband, father, grandfather, friend and more.  He will be missed but never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Ferdie Matos on 1st August 2014

"All those who have ever met Tim will miss him.  He touch peoples lives in so very many ways...My heart goes out to the Yaeger family"

This tribute was added by Mike & Deb LeBoy on 31st July 2014

"Growing up with Tim Jr allowed myself and many in our circle to have a great mentor in Tim Sr or "Pops" as we called him. He and Sandy became second parents to many of us as well as a dad to several that didn't know there own. He had an infectious smile and a great laugh. We used to hang out at the house while JR was working on his latest car. Pops was there helping when he could but was he was always a hard worker providing for the family running their dental supply business. My mom went to the same church many years later that Tim and family went to.She was able to work with young children and I know she truly enjoyed her time there because of Tim and Sandy.  I want to say THANK YOU for being a great role model to all of us in the class that grew up with JR. Thank you for the work you did in the church with the youth. You are sadly missed but I know we will meet again someday. Another of God's children have ascended into heaven and all the angels rejoiced!!! Think on this and use this thought as comfort for the sadness we all feel. Remember that this earth is temporary and heaven is forever. God Bless You Pops and may God grant comfort to the family at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Ron Basye on 31st July 2014

"Calvary Baptist has lost a shining light. Tim's friendship with our family, not only mine but any who called Calvary Baptist their home in the 60's will forever be cherished. Growing up at Calvary, being tutored and mentored by the Faithful there and invited into his home to sing and celebrate our Blessed Jesus is a favorite time in my life. Tim's leadership and his gift of servant leadership spoke well of the man's devotion to God and his family. What a testimony he had and continues to have in all that follow our Lord's teaching because of him. Time faithfully carried out 2Tim 2:2. I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Tim Volking on 31st July 2014

"I always knew Tim Sr. as Mr. Yeager, I never had the opportunity to spend a great deal of time with him, what time I did have with him he always was one of the most kind and patient men I have ever met.  I mean come on if you raised Kurt, Andy and Tim Jr you HAVE to have patients!

Being the father of my closest friend I always felt like I know him in a different light than others. I never knew what his favorite color was or his favorite food but I was lucky enough to hear stories about him from his son’s and the lessons he taught them.  I was fortunate enough to see the admiration and respect his son’s had for him.

I will always admire Mr. Yeager for being a great father and a good man."

This tribute was added by Ronald Scheinbach on 31st July 2014

"Tim Yaeger

T o  say he was great would be to understate
I  nstant his smile was a constant style
M any would say that work was his play

Y ou knew he was there for all of your care
A lways prepared for the immediate dare
E asy or hard he'd earn his share
G oing forward our head shouldn't be lowered
E ven with challenges when I think of Tim
R ightious and thoughtful, he'd never be grim."

This tribute was added by Michael Cino on 31st July 2014

"Marleis and I wish peace, love and happiness to this great man and his family. I've learned a lot in a short time he is a blessed grandfather, father, family member and friend to so many.

May the light shine on him forever in our hearts and prayers...
Peace and Love,
Michael C. Cino and Marleis Plenus"

This tribute was added by Heather Roes on 31st July 2014

"I did not know Tim as well as I would have liked to, but my grandfather did. My grandfather left Tim incharge of the trustfund he left me...and with the guidance of Tim I was able to complete my AA and now on to my BA. He picked out my first car and filled it with gas, picked me out a laptop so I could do my homework and was an ear when I needed him.. Knowing that riright now Tim and my grandfather are in Heaven smiling and having a good time puts a smile on my face. Tim you will be missed but always loved and on graduation day I will hold that degree up and say thank you."

This tribute was added by Virginia Wright on 31st July 2014

"From The World According to Mister Rogers

"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has--or ever will have--something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression."

Tim was that person, he took the time (no matter how long) to help many people in this way....I will be eternally grateful. He was my real life Mr. Rogers......."

This tribute was added by Williamson Amy on 31st July 2014

"I send my deepest sympathies to the Yaeger family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Susan Garfat-Richards on 30th July 2014

"Good bye for now, will see you again some day in Paradise."

This tribute was added by Caroline Daligues on 30th July 2014

"Mr. Yaeger, Sr. has helped our office in so many ways especially in the repairs of our dental equipments.He was very knowledgeable. We will surely miss him. Our condolences to the Yaeger family. God bless.

                                     Dr. Caroline Daligues and Staff"

This tribute was added by GAry Sieckman on 30th July 2014

""I will always remember Tim , Sr. as a friend first and a customer second. I will never forget as a new sales representative for Gendex who just moved to N. California. The day I was unpacking my household goods the door bell rang and flowers were delivered to me and my family welcoming us and looking forward working together, that is one of many memories. Goodbye Tim, see you in another time."

This tribute was added by Jim Michel on 30th July 2014

"What a wonderful guy! I knew him from a distance but his smile to me and others never changed. He truly lived his business career with decent Christian principles so I am sure he did so in his private life as well. He will be missed by our Dental Community!"

This tribute was added by Carla Gudino on 30th July 2014

"All of us here at Dr.Burr's office will truly miss Tim Sr.  His warm smile, joyful personality, such dedication.  He gave us his all for so many
years and we are so thankful.  Our deepest sympathy to all his loved ones for your incredible loss.  May the memories of him help to find you peace.  Was a pleasure to have known you Tim!!"

This tribute was added by Kat Andrey on 30th July 2014

"One of the kindest, loving, caring, funny, supportive, encouraging, amazing wonderful men I have ever had the honor of knowing. He will be greatly missed.  Love hugs and positive thoughts being constantly sent the way of his family.  What a tragic loss."

This tribute was added by Tina Miltner on 30th July 2014

"Tim was the first person I remember to greet Steve and I to PCF, many years ago. He had a warm smile and handshake that made us feel very welcome - that made a lasting impression on us, so we decided to make PCF our home church. I remember Tim as always being involved with the youth and taking them on trips in his huge RV. He was always so generous with everything he owned, and was most generous with himself. While this world has suffered a great loss, we look forward to seeing him again soon. We love you, Tim!!"

This tribute was added by Thomas Basta on 29th July 2014

"I will always have very fond memories of Tim who I have known for over 40 years. He was one of the special people who God has gifted with the ability to light up a room when he appeared. I will miss him very much and would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family and all of the many friends he has left behind.--Thomas Basta DDS"

This tribute was added by mike kildal on 29th July 2014

"A great man, with a great legacy."

This tribute was added by Katelyn Steidle on 29th July 2014

"Goodbye is not forever.  Goodbye is not the end.
It simply means I'll miss you until we meet again."

This tribute was added by mark Cowsert on 29th July 2014

"What a generous and brilliant man.
So many relationships thrived with his inclusion.
Kind to all in need, I wish I could be more like him now.
Lost too soon. God takes us along his own guideline.
I will terribly miss this man.
Many heartfelt sympathies to his family.
Tim touched them all. They have all of his great traits..."

This tribute was added by Carol Boyd on 29th July 2014

"It was wonderful working with Tim, Sr. for many years. He will be missed. My condolences to all the family. Love, Carol Boyd, DDS"

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This memorial is administered by:

Andrew Yaeger
Kurt Yaeger
Laura Bowman
Tim Yaeger, Jr
Shelby Yaeger
Pam Yaeger


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