Obituaries detail

Tim Cashin, Age: 85
Oct 11, 1937 - Apr 27, 2023

Tim Cashin went on to his heavenly home on April 27, 2023 at the age of 85. He grew up in the countryside of Canton, Ohio where he developed his love of plants from his parents, Frank and Alice Cashin, who tended their extensive vegetable and flower gardens. Tim loved riding the tractor and zooming around the area on his red motor bike. At a young age, Tim won blue ribbons at the county fair for his gigantic strawberries. His love of cars also started then. His sister Carol recalls Tim sitting with his best buddy engrossed in a Popular Mechanics magazine. Tim was close to his cousins and at family gatherings, he always said something at the dinner table that made everyone giggle.


When the family moved to Walnut Creek, California in 1952, Tim attended Las Lomas High School and had a great group of friends who hung out at his home or Mel's Drive in. He was head of the House of Representatives on campus, played on the golf team and voted “Best Dressed” in the school newspaper. He enjoyed working at a local nursery where he memorized the Latin names of the plants. He was in the first graduating class of the school which is still going strong.


Tim then attended University of California at Davis where he joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and had great times with his frat brothers. He majored in Agricultural Economics and was enrolled in ROTC. He looked forward to the reunions around Picnic Day to reestablish old friendships. Upon graduation, he immediately joined the Army and was assigned a high security post at the Nike missile base in Germany, where he was stationed for four years . He spent his time off on the ski slopes and when he returned to America, he brought a Porsche back with him which started a lifelong hobby focusing on classic cars about which Tim became very knowledgeable. He loved attending car shows where he hung out with fellow car buffs.


Upon returning home, Tim took a desk job involved with agriculture but soon found out that he was an outdoor guy. So his love of people and the outdoors led him into real estate. He became a popular real estate broker in Stockton, California, and had many happy customers who became friends. He also sold homes to his parents and his sister Fran, who became his right hand gal in his office. He was also involved in the development of ski resorts. He then moved to Colorado to continue his real estate career, and to do what he loved---ski. His place was conveniently located within walking distance to a ski lift. Tim eventually practiced real estate in Palm Desert where his parents had retired. In later years, he entertained his family and friends there at his beautiful home.


Tim eventually moved to Missouri to be with family, and after a long illness, Tim died in Kansas City with his sister Fran holding his hand. He is also survived by his sister, Carol and brother-in-law Jon Groseth of San Diego, California, 9 cousins, and several nieces, including Fran's daughter, Allison Owen, who grew up with Tim in her life, and her husband Jason and their children, Ali and Eli, whose middle names carry on the “Cashin” name.


Tim will be interred along side of his parents in the desert where he and his family members spent many wonderful years.


Jack McCabe May 16, 2023

Friend ,Hailey ,Idaho

Tim was a great friend and fraternity brother. We remained close through the years after college often skiing the west together. He will be missed.

Lisa Broughton May 17, 2023

niece ,Langley ,Washington

I am sorry to hear of Tim's passing. I remember how my son, Jake, loved taking a ride with him in his fancy sports car convertible in San Diego. May he rest in peace.

Jim Rice May 18, 2023

Childhood friend ,Canton/Bonita Springs ,Idaho

I was sorry to here of the passing of my childhood friend Tim. I will always remember the many good time on Plain Center Road in the late 1940's. May he rest in peace.

Gordon Clark May 18, 2023

Friend and business associate ,Springfield ,Oregon

Tim was my buddy and close friend. We worked together at the Grupe Company selling homes. If we weren't working we were probably out to lunch in some of our favorite downtown restaurants. Of course our conversation was usually about cars.Tim leaves us all with many great memories. Tim will be missed he was like a brother to me.

Cynthia Copthorne Schreiber May 18, 2023

Cousin ,Las vegas ,Nevada

I was one of the cousins sitting around the kids table on Plain Center Rd. Laughing, watching Tim do what he always did, making my brothers & sisters laugh. I adored him. I do remember Jim Rice always by his side. What wonderful memories of Plain Center road! As we grew older we still had many visits from Tim when he arrived back in the states with his new Porsche in Canton. Tim always found away to find us with many visits in San Clemente, Reno & Las of my five children was named Tim in his husband John, our children Sebastian,Andrew, Julie,Tim & Christian send our love & many prayers to cousins Carol& Frann. My heart is very heavy knowing there will be no more visits from my cousin,Tim. Peace to you!

Joseph Copthorne May 18, 2023

cousin ,Canton ,Ohio

The thing that I remember most about cousin Tim was the way he always made me and others feel welcome and included. I remember when he stopped by our house in Canton in his new Porsche on his way home to California from Germany. I was a high school kid at the time but he treated me as an equal. We took a ride in his Porsche and stopped for a beer. I'll miss him and I'm sorry that our times together have ended.

Jim Rogers May 24, 2023

Friend and sort of cousin ,Wayzata ,Minnesota

I had never met Tim until my wife, Barb Cashin, a first cousin of Tim and his sisters, and I moved into the Winter home of Barbs parents in Palm Desert. We started spending winters there in 2000 until 2016. Tim and formed a great friendship through those years. The 3 of us had meals together, where the conversations always included cars and skiing. Our interests were the same. We even spent time with Tim in Vail Colorado and at his home in Gypsum. Tim and I also attended many car shows together in Palm Springs. I think if either one of us had millions together, we would have started a museum for some of the 40’s and 50’s great classics. I will miss our times together. He was a great guy, and I was proud to be his cousin-in-law.