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Timothy Martin McGreal, 14, of Fairway, KS, died by suicide November 17, 2021. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, Monday, December 6, 2021 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society in Raytown, MO. 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, MO 64133. Visitation will be held at 2:00 pm. Masks are requested regardless of vaccination status. The last thing we, or Timothy, would want is anyone becoming infected at this gathering.
Timothy came into this world pure perfection. He was a joyful baby and toddler with dimples, beautiful blue eyes and the best giggle. The BEST giggle. He was inquisitive and funny, and he learned early that sitting in someone’s lap and being read to was one of his favorite things. His lifelong love of reading started here. He loved hiking the Rainbow Trail near Westcliffe, CO, he loved skiing and wanted to learn to snowboard, and recently began learning ice hockey. He loved going to the lake to swim, or fish or sail with his dad, he loved animals in general, all kinds. Had he had his way, our homes would be stuffed with myriad pets – cats, dogs, rats, bunnies, geckos, Guinea pigs, frogs, bearded dragons…you get the picture. He loved Achill, his father’s childhood home. Electronics and technology fascinated him; he wanted one of every new gadget and toy and could explain in great detail ALL the features that made it so cool! Naturally, he loved gaming. He loved traveling, too, and would drag us into every gift shop, affectionately renamed “ticky tacky junk shops”, that we passed. He loved s’mores and camping. And Ren Fest and the zoo. And Connie’s Cookies, Laura Little’s fudge and CHOCOLATE anything, but especially ice cream. He wanted to learn beatboxing and to make candy and blacksmithing. He may have been a renaissance man in the making. He dreamed of a career in technology or engineering, maybe coding and developing video games, maybe somewhere else his imagination would have taken him…he was wicked smart.
Timothy’s close family relationships were all complicated, which makes saying goodbye especially difficult. But he was loved deeply and will be missed forever. Timothy is survived by too many of us. His father, Stephen McGreal, his mother, Jennifer Freeman, sisters Charlotte McGreal and Dara McGreal; his grandmother, Marguerite Freeman, a great aunt and bonus grandmother, Loretta Schuster; aunts Maureen McGreal and Annie Bukay (Mike); uncles Michael McGreal (Joan) and Sean McGreal (Claire); and five cousins, Tom, Kate, Matthew, Anna and Avery. And of course, his beloved pets – Tufter, Cymru, April, Maddy and Smaug.
To honor our son, we are requesting those who are inclined, to make memorial donations to one of two organizations in his name, Timothy Martin McGreal.
Homelessness bothered Tim’s heart greatly. This organization is wonderful.
Tim wanted all animals to have a home, preferably ours.
KC Pet Project