302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Timothy Peter Lawes

Timothy Peter Lawes saw fit to depart this earth on July 31, 2018, after waging a recent battle with illness as well as a lifelong battle with slow drivers on the road. His wife and companion of 33 years, Erin, preceded him on May 18, 2018. They have now been reunited.

Tim worked his entire career at Astra Zeneca and was supported by dedicated coworkers who remained loyal to the end, visiting Tim frequently during his final days, which is a testament for their devotion to him and the love he had for them. He will be remembered fondly at work for his dedication and sense of fairness.

Tim has gone ahead of his family who continue their earthly sojourn. He is survived by a son Padraic, daughter-in-law Julia, grandchildren Cameron and Eloise, and son Liam and his fiancée, Ryan, as well as his father, Bernard, mother, Patricia, and nine siblings: Jocelyn, Lorelei, Gregory, Andrew, Heather, Alex, Holly, Ivy, and Jen, and all their spouses. As well, Tim will be missed by Erin’s family including her father Dale, mother Jo, and her siblings, Caitlin, Megan, and Padraic, along with countless nieces and nephews.

Tim will be loved and remembered fondly for his feisty temperament as well as a tender compassion. “Tim” stories will continue to be told (many of them featuring Tim’s signature tagline, “Don’t tell mom”) and hearty laughs will ensue. He will be missed, but never forgotten. May he rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, to honor Tim’s life, a donation may be made to the Fidelity college funds for his grandchildren Cameron and Eloise, whom he loved dearly. Links are provided below:

Cameron – https://go.fidelity.com/ned49
Eloise – https://go.fidelity.com/yhmpr

Funeral Services

A viewing will be held on Thursday August 2, 2018 between 6:00 and 8:00 pm at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday August 3 at 11:00 am at St. Mary Magdalen R.C. Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington, DE. Interment will be private.


    Megan writes,
    Tim was my big brother and protector. He could be quite salty but always loyal and loving. I am so grateful he was part of my family.
    08/01/2018 03:14 pm
    Elizabeth Moses lit a candle and writes,
    I had the great pleasure of knowing Tim as a co- worker, manager and good friend. First, I knew Tim when he worked in the lab in Newark. I spoke with him quite a bit in those days, when he was making changes to test methods. Then, he became my coworker in in Wilmington. Eventually, he became my manager, and I couldn’t have been happier for him and his family when he moved up in the AstraZeneca organization. He deserved it and I knew he would be a great boss. And he was. Tim was also one of the smartest people for and with whom I have ever worked. He was such a fast thinker, with laser focus and could make tough decisions with ease. And he was tough – once a decision was made, he would defend it. I saw him negotiate many an issue and sway others to his way of thinking. Anyone who knew Tim, would agree with that fact! I always thought he would be a superb lawyer. I knew a lot about Tim personally too. I know that he was one of 10 children and he told lots of funny stories about that topic. One that comes to mind is of vacation; riding to the beach in the station wagon with all those bodies in the hot car, for what seemed to be many hours…. I knew of his daily family life too. Tim was a dedicated husband to Erin and father to his boys. He would go home for lunch every day. I always thought that was so nice. My husband and I also met Erin and Liam, when Liam bought his first car from us. I knew too, like all families, they had their struggles. And from what I could gather, he was the anchor that kept them steady. I have been gone from AstraZeneca since 2009 but, stayed in contact with Tim. In recent history, we shared our common political views through email and an occasional telephone call. I talked to him the day after Erin’s health scare a while ago and I attended her funeral. And then, he became gravely ill. When I look at my life and think of all the friends I have known, Tim is among my very favorite - truly. He was a good man and knowing that he is no longer here to talk to, makes me so sad. But, I think living without Erin was just not an option for him. Perhaps, he caught a glimpse of her while he was sleeping... Now they are together again. And so, I extend my deepest sympathies to all in his family. He was an exceptional person and I am so glad that I knew him.
    08/01/2018 03:35 pm
    Emily Mitchell writes,
    I have known Tim since he and Erin got together back in 1986(?). I will remember him for his sense of humor, his love of Erin and their boys, and his 'tough on the outside, but sensitive on the inside' personality. I'm thinking of Liam and Padraic, ALL of the Lawes siblings, and of course Patricia and Bernard Lawes at this time. Tim and Erin are gone too soon, that's for sure, but I will remember them with love always.
    08/01/2018 04:12 pm
    Sara Eleuterio writes,
    I am saddened to have to say goodbye to Tim. We have lost two wonderful souls too soon. Give Erin a kiss from me. My thoughts are with both the Lawes and Buckmaster families, especially Liam and Padraic.
    08/02/2018 06:28 am
    Sue Schultz lit a candle and writes,
    Tim was a great friend and I will miss him terribly. When I worked in Wilmington, he would frequently come down the hall to my office and we would share stories about life, family and work. He always had a great perspective and I knew that anything shared with him was kept in confidence. Even when I moved to the Newark site two years ago, he would call me occasionally and we kept in touch. My favorite memory is of one half-day work Friday when he brought his grandson, Cameron, with him to pick up something in the office. Tim always acted like Mr. Tough Guy most of the time but I saw his tender side that day -- how he treated Cameron and how he adored that little boy. I asked what they had planned for the remainder of the afternoon. Tim was almost giddy when he said he was going to take Cameron to the park and push him on the swings. The joy was apparent. I can still see his smile. Yes, he will be missed.
    08/02/2018 04:29 pm
    Mark Holder writes,
    So sorry for your loss. Tim was a great colleague and person. He was such an authentic person and I could always account on his unfiltered opinion and positon on a topic. He will be missed. My deepest condolences as you mange through this difficult time.
    08/02/2018 05:05 pm
    Jim Bynum lit a candle and writes,
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I knew Tim at AstraZeneca and saw him at the last AZ Quarter Century Club Dinner. He will be missed. Take care.
    08/03/2018 09:43 am
    mindi martinez lit a candle and writes,
    Tim, i shall never ever forget our bridge adventure! My heartfelt condolences to you all. 🙏
    08/03/2018 10:23 am
    Andrew Sharrock writes,
    Tim was a friend and a person I admired. He was hard working and brave, always willing to stand up for his views. If Tim said something was not right you listened. He will be missed, a star. Condolences to the family
    08/03/2018 11:57 am
    Cynthia Teague writes,
    My sincere sympathy to Andrew and Ruth Lawes and all the Lawes Family on the passing of Tim Lawes. Praying for your comfort. Cindy and Richard Teague
    08/04/2018 11:08 am
    will krespan writes,
    Tim, we'll hike to Ashland again some bright sunny day, and Jesus will lead us there. Rest in peace, my droog. All please accept my sincerest condolences on your heart breaking loss.
    08/06/2018 11:34 am
    Susan Willett Piascik lit a candle and writes,
    My dear cousin, Timmy aka Timmy Toe Toes😊. May you Rest In Peace as you are reunited with Erin in everlasting life. I will always remember you as a teenager taking your cousin Judi and I on a climbing excursion when we visited the family in Delaware😊 It was hard keeping up with you. You had such boundless energy. Love to you and the family. Prayers of comfort and peace to all the loved ones that you left behind. Love, your cousin Susie.
    08/08/2018 12:52 pm
    Yujia Huang writes,
    I had worked with Tim back to 2011 in the MSDM project. had learned a lot form him in our regular Thursday meetings. Miss him as a wisdom colleague.
    09/03/2018 04:25 am
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    09/03/2018 06:45 am
    Aracelis Morales writes,
    Tim was a great human being and an excellent professional. I will miss him very much. My condolences to Tim's family.
    09/03/2018 10:32 am
    Carmen M lit a candle and writes,
    Tim was my colleague from a distance for more than 12 years, dealing with the change control matters that affected our site and the AZ US site. He was the kind of contact that always had the correct and on-time answers and was a real help. He had a great deal of knowledge that shed light right when I needed it, but more than that he was a very kind person. It is sad to know of his passing away and that of his beloved wife. I will miss his knowledge, his dedication, and most of all his kindness. My condolences to Tim's family.
    09/04/2018 11:31 am
    Liam Lawes writes,
    I want to thank everyone who has taken time to write something about my father. Especially those who have worked with him and have let me into his work life. My dad was my best friend and the fact that he worked with such great people who felt highly about him gives me some warmth and comfort.
    09/06/2018 10:34 pm

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