ST. GEORGE — Timothy Edward Pezanowski, 53, of Spruce Head, Maine, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
He was born on February 16, 1968 in Charleston, South Carolina to Walter Stanley Pezanowski Jr, and Judy Alice Dickerson Pezanowski.
Tim was a graduate of Bishop England High School, Charleston, South Carolina and continued his education at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, completing an associates degree in the culinary arts.
Throughout his career, Tim, or “Pez,” worked at many restaurants. After college he started work at South Kitchen in Atlanta, Georgia and moving up the coast he worked at the Tradewinds, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, and continued on to Maine. Once in Maine some of the restaurants he worked at include, Park St Grille, Waterworks, Rathbone, and the Samoset. Taking a break from cooking he worked at the Maine State Prison, the Knox County Jail, Back Cove Yachts, and as a friendly UPS man. Tim and his wife, Denise, opened the Lobster Shack in Rockland, Maine, and has been serving the community for ten seasons.
Tim loved connecting with family and friends over food. He enjoyed being by the water whether it was fishing, ice fishing, or soaking up the sun on white beaches. Tim additionally cherished out-running the snow with Denise and wintering in Florida.
When his daughter, Ashley, was young, he inspired her with superheroes, and they treasured going to the movies together. He was also a proud member of the local Free Masons lodge. Tim touched the hearts of everyone he met, will be missed by many, and will be remembered fondly for his bear hugs.
Tim is survived by his wife, Denise Ames; his daughter, Ashley Pezanowski; his step-children, Jarod Bray and his wife Leslie, Julia Adair her husband Ian; his step-grandson Finley Adair; his sister, Jackie Meade and her husband Shorty; and his nephews, Josh Meade, and Ryan Meade.
He is predeceased by his parents, Walter “Pez” and Judy Pezanowski; and his father-in-law, Alvah Ames.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or to the American Cancer Society.
Tim’s family has chosen to remember his life privately. To share a memory or condolence with them, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.