Obituary of Timothy J. Rausch
Timothy J. Rausch, 57, of Delhi, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday morning, October 11, 2022 with his mom and Sandy by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on August 16, 1965 in Delhi, Timothy was the son of Charles and Lois (Constable) Rausch.
He was a 1983 graduate of Walton Central School. Tim was an avid reader, especially local history, he was a jack of all trades, in his earlier years he enjoyed snowmobiling, trapping, hunting and fishing and working with animals on several area farms, and later putting in hay for and attending to his 36 goats, 3 Herefords and 2 sheep. He also like to hike different trails, berry picking, snowshoeing and right up to this past year was maple sugaring. Tim also was a talented carpenter, rebuilding and updating his own home from the ground up. He was a dedicated gardener, always having a beautiful garden with not a weed in sight.
Tim enjoyed concerts with Music on the Delaware and Blue Grass concerts, the Delaware Co. Fair, antiquing, garage sales, and the antique machinery at Gas Up in Gallopville every year.
Tim apricated hard work and he had an “old fashion” work ethic. Besides farm work when he was younger, Tim worked for local sawmills including Ken Pawlikowski’s. He also worked for Ron Mullenix Surveying and was as a delivery driver for Webb and Son’s and later became a certified Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator and worked for Walton then Hobart.
Tim was predeceased by his father: Charles; nephew: Travis Rausch; maternal grandparents: Fred and Florence Constable; and paternal grandparents: Miles and Anna Rausch.
He is survived by his companion: Sandy Craft of Delhi; mother: Lois Rausch of Walton; sister: Florence (Lee) Heller of Otego; brothers: Charlie Rausch of Walton and David (Cindy) Rausch of Hamden; nieces and nephews: Tina (Rob), Chris, Brian, JT, Kyle, Rachel (John), Olivia and Kait.
At Tim’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral service, private burial will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Delhi.
Contributions in memory of Tim can be made to Helios care, www.helioscare.com
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with Tim’s family.