Times West Virginian
Timothy James Tarleton, 55, died unexpectedly Wednesday (Dec. 11, 2013).
Born and raised in Fairmont, Tim traveled throughout the United States before settling in North Carolina, where he had a long career with Quintiles International Inc. as a senior clinical research associate. He recently moved to San Diego, Calif.
Tim will be fondly remembered for his humor, wit and kindness. He was a talented poet and writer who played guitar, and loved eclectic musical styles. Tim had a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and loved spending time outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Pilar of San Diego; son, Nicolas Tarleton and his fiancée Elizabeth Synclair of San Francisco; parents, James and Mary Elizabeth Tarleton of Fairmont; siblings, Charles Tarleton and his wife Laura of Aliquippa, Pa., Patrick Tarleton and his wife Gigi Blair of Alexandria, Va., Amy Tarleton and her husband M. Scott Wilmoth of Fort Washington, Md., and Kathryn Tarleton and her husband Paul Krawczyk of Rochester, Mass.; as well as numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.
The family will receive visitors Sunday, Dec. 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites located just off I-79 at the Kingmont exit.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UNHCR.org, Doctors Without Borders, or your state or local NAMI organization.