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“So incredibly sorry to hear this, Noreen. I have great memories of your and Tim's hospitality in MI and Mexico. My sincere condolences on your loss. ”
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Nicola Vera - Colorado Springs, CO

“Connors family I am truly sorry for your great loss. I had the pleasure of working with Tim many years ago when I came to the Warren Tech Center. ...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Yee - Warren, MI - Co-worker

“I am a first cousin of Virginia Lee Landgraf Connors. My mother was a sister to Marian Hasler Landgraf. I did not know Timothy but I am sure from...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeanne Black Clark - Cincinnati, OH

“May the spirit of our risen Lord be with you and your family. ”
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Kevin Bertelsen - Winston-salem, NC

“Noreen, I am so sorry for your lost. I'm not sure there are any words that I can say that will help, but know you will get through this. Take one day...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: linda Heikkinen - rochester Hills, MI

“To Noreen and the boys,I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy Lanstra - Lancaster, CA

“I was shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden and all-too-soon death of my cousin. My sympathies to Noreen, the children, and Tim's brothers and...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Joan Connors - FL

“Noreen, Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Avery McLeod - Rochester, MI

“It was all time a great pleasure to me, to work with you during your stay in germany. I will keep you in memory. ”
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Klaus Zuck Ruesselsheim / Germany

“To the Connors Family - please accept our consolences. Tim was a good friend and mentor for me at GM. Our prayers are with you. Rick & Carol...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Rick Hinzpeter - Parkville, MO

“Dearest Noreen and Boys: A day hasn't passed since hearing of Tim's passing that you are not in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you find comfort...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: The Potwardowski Family - MI

“I first want to express my deepest sympathy to the entire Connor's Family thru this very tragic time. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Bob - Lapeer, MI

“I held off writing anything here hoping I would be inspired to record something profound or meaningful. Something that would be comforting and...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: David Wilson - Ortonville, MI

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Tim's passing. I worked with Tim on a few truck programs, first as a plant customer and then as a partner...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Holly Myers - Chongqing, China

“Tim was a great boss! You all are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed ”
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Jo Kaler - Sun City, AZ

“My prayers are with Tim and his family. He touched many people and will be greatly missed. ”
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Elva Zamora - Clarkston, MI

“It is with deep sadness that I am adding Tim's name to my prayers for the dearly departed. I had the privilege of working for and with Tim for many...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: John Mason - Huntington, IN

“I am so saddened that Tim was taken from you sooner than any could imagine. I am praying that the God of comfort will be close to you and your sons....Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Fred Moler - Sterling Heights, MI

The last GMT 400 built in Fort Wayne Assembly. “I have been fortunate to work with some amazing people throughout my career. Tim was one of those individuals. Tim gave me my first opportunity in...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: John McKibben - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Noreen and Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, asking God to comfort you, and fill you with His grace, peace and strength at this...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie Pappas - Washington Twp., MI

“Dear Noreen, I am truly sorry to hear the news about Tim and very sorry for your loss. I met Tim when he was starting the Global Body Center...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Fernando S. Santos - Macomb Twsp, MI

“I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. Tim and I worked on different projects in Manufacturing Engineering. He was an extremely nice man and I am...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Kaz Staszewski - MI - GM

“I am so sorry for your loss. We are all shaken because it was so sudden. However, Tim was a good man. He was an honest man that was well respected by...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Darryl Thorne - Warren, MI

“So very sorry to hear of Tim's passing. I know he derived his great faith and love of family from his parents. When we last visited at my mom and dad...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Nora Landgraf and family - Jerry Gutzler, Kim Perry, Matthew Leo - IL

“Tim and both shared a transfer from GPS to GPN in high school, and I am grateful for the many fond memories of our high school friendship. I extend...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: lanettte - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

“i am sitting here remembering all the good times I had with Tim. I met Tim 30 years ago and he married my sister Noreen. Tim worked hard and...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Colleen - Family

“Tears filled my eyes when I got the text. Having met TC thru Quaz in college, skied with him in the years immediately after college, an re...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Scott Hovarter - Golden, CO

“I have been flooded with so many great memories of Tim this week from the time he joined us at Grosse Pointe North, through Spartan life, to my last...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul Metzler - FL

“Dear Ryan and Mrs. Connors, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of this wonderful father and husband. Whenever he came into the office...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: mary jane pasko - rochester hills, MI

“With deepest sympathy for the Connors. TC was a great man, admired by many. His spirit will live on in our hearts and minds. RIP ”
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul Schoensee - Royal Oak, MI

“When I met Tim my life was to be changed forever. He made me leave Germany ,I went to Spain and Mexico for his GM Project in Silao. I met my wife and...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael von Keitz

“My deepest sympathy to the Connors family. I have had the privilege to work with Tim the last 8 years. I have always admired his tell it like it is...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Rob Thom - Fenton, MI - Co Worker

“T.C. - You were a wonderful husband, great caring father, and truly a great friend. You will be sorely missed! Our sincere sympathies go out to you,...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark, Lisa, Lauren and Nick Delfin

“To the Connors Family,Words cannot describe how sorry I am for the loss of Tim. I had the distinct pleasure of working for Tim multiple times over...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Carrie Saville - Grand Blanc, MI

“I had the priviledge of working closely with Tim in the mid-90's at Flint Assembly when we were putting in a Body Shop to one of the FST Programs....Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Scott Hornbacker - Troy, MI

“words cant express my sorrow..BE STRONG!!! Satch ”
36 of 100+ | Posted by: michael lefevre - st clair shores, MI

“My deepest sympathy to the Connors family on Tim's passing. I had the honor of working with Tim over the past year on full-size trucks. He was a...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Margaret Brooks - Birmingham, MI

“My team and I are still shocked about Tim's passing away. He was an authentic person, true, reliable and a honest mentor. A leader and guide also in...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Dirk Potthast - colleague

“Deepest condolences Noreen, Michael, Matthew and Ryan, and family. Shocked by the news and feeling your loss. Find strength in your family and the...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: The Huyberts Family - Rochester, MI

“Ing, que Dios lo tenga en su Santa Gloria y que cuide a sus seres queridos , Descansa en Paz , muchas bendiciones a su espasa e hijos .Tuve el gusto...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: MAURICIO AHUATZI - MEXICO

“Our family is sending our heartfelt sympathies to Noreen and sons, and the entire Connors family. We have always remembered the fun times when you...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bowman Family - Rochester, MI

“Kind thoughts of healing and comfort for Tim's family during this difficult time. Words of disbelief and stories of the impact Tim had on his...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Jonna Hudson - Royal Oak, MI

“Noreen and sons Can not express our sorrow for your loss. Words are only words but please know that weLove you always. Wish we could be there to...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: DIANE BEAUREGARD - LANCASTER, CA

“From a friendship that started at Reatta, we became neighbors many assignments later at GM. Tim frequently walked his beloved dog (s) by the house...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: The Midgleys

“To the Connors family, My wife and I were very saddened to hear of the loss of Tim. I personally worked closely with Tim throughout 2013 and early...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Peter Hill - SARASOTA, FL

“I had the very good fortune to work with Tim as Manufacturing Chief Engineer during the last Full Size Truck development and launch. He was truly a...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark Felzien - MI - Co-Worker

“I had the honor of working with Tim Connors during the last three years. I had just started a new role that was very challenging. He was one of the...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Sheri Hickok - Commerce Township, MI

“My deepest sympathy to the Connor's family. I have had the privledge of working with Tim for the past several years on GM's Full Size Truck program....Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert Ferer - Clarkston, MI

“My heartfelt sympathy on Tim's passing. As one of the fourteen Landgraf cousins my memories of "Timmy" as my Mom and Dad (Delores and Don) would...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Ellen Landgraf - Chicago, IL

“Tim helped me to believe, that most of the people in the world are good. I was given by him a chance to work with such people when I was in trouble....Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Jerzy Plywacz - Gliwice

“Words can't describe how sorry and sad I was to hear this news ”
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Daniel forrest - Chesterfield, MI

“Noreen, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family for such a sad loss. ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Kevin Loush - Oviedo, FL - Friend

“I was truly in shock when I heard the new this weekend. I can say that I have many memories of Tim over the past 15+ years. Tim was a trusted friend...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Scott Poisson - Seoul, Korea

“I met Tim three years ago when I became a Manufacturing Chief at GM. He was the first to reach out to me and offer his help transitioning me in. I...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Kelly DiPucchio - MI

“I had the honor of getting to know and work with Tim over the last few years. I respected him tremondously and will miss his support and leadership...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Niki Meyers - Royal Oak, MI

“Noreen, Michael, Matt & Ryan, We are so very sorry for your tremendous loss! We hope you can find comfort and peace in the wonderful...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Chris & Shannon Santella - MI

“As the capital analyst at GM for the next generation truck, Tim was the first person to teach a finance guy like me what it took to build a great...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Ken Kilgore - Dearborn, MI

“My heart goes out to the Connors family and I keep you in my prayers. Can't think of a better team mate to to work with and play with. Fond...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Peter Dersley - Estero, FL

“Tim was a wonderful person to work for. We spent a lot of time together launching full size trucks. He was a mentor to me, taught me many things,...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Joe Willis - Clarkston, MI

“Noreen and family, your husband and father was a truly remarkable and principled man. Tim was always very positive, full of energy and enthusiasm. ...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Joe Vermeesch - Okemos, MI

“Working with Tim was an honor - he was a great leader and an even better person. Heaven gained another angel and I'm certain he's watching everyone...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Maureen McKay - Birmingham, MI

“Patrick and I are shocked and so sad to hear of this tragedy. Tim was a beam of happiness and was always surrounded with a wonderful group of friends...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Emily and Patrick Day

“I've worked with Tim as co-supervisors in the early 80's at the Cadillac Assembly plant on Clark Street in Detroit and for Tim as an engineer at...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Ken Rapp - Brownstown Twp., MI

“Tim was one of several directors I worked for at GM. He, however, had a more positive impact on me personally and my work life than any of the...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Ivan Sears - Rochester Hills, MI

“Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help the Connors family through this difficult time. I am very blessed by the opportunity of...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Peter Swiecicki - MI - co-worker

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Connors family at this difficult time. I will miss the many hallway discussions at GM about our so loved MSU...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Lynn Bechtel - West Bloomfield, MI

“My deepest condolences. Tim taught me a lot about GM and was always a good friend to me. He was a really smart man and someone you can trust to. He...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Omar Munoz - Sterling Height, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with Tim's entire family including his extended work family. Tim was one of the best and will be truly missed. He was one...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Randy Thayer - Dimondale, MI

“I worked with TIm on the EV1 in Lansing 20 years ago & recently on full size trucks. He was a great engineer and a huge asset to GM. He will be...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Terry Schafer - Co woker

“It is shocking to hear our friend and colleague Tim has passed away. I am deeply saddened by the news and remember all the great moments we shared at...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Jag Shettigar - Troy, MI

“My deepest condolences and prayers to Tim's family and loved ones. He was such a wonderful leader within the GM family as I was privileged to both...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim Fischer - Rockford, IL

“All the Engineering Team in Mexico sends deep condolences to Tim's familiy our best wishes in these difficult moments... ”
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Carlos Romero - Mexico

“Connors Family, Words can not express enough of Tim for being a great leader, mentor, and friend to many employees and leaders across all of GM. He...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Christopher Elliott - Clarkston, MI

Tim with Mark Cieslak.  I took this photo of Tim and Mark, my two bosses on the Truck program. “I got to know Tim as the Manufacturing Chief Engineer on the full-size truck program at General Motors. Tim was always "tough but fair" and I...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Bryan Walker - Warren, MI

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
75 of 100+ | Posted by: General Motors Arlington Assembly - TX

“I had the honor of working for Tim a few years back. We stayed in touch over the past years, usually around birthdays. Tim was a true leader, not...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim Collinge - Rochester, MI

“Tim was a wonderful person that touched the lives of so many. He had great passion for everything he did, both personally and profesionally. Our...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Mike & Hannah Regiec - Clarkston, MI

“GM has lost a great resource. Tim had an awesome sense of giving the customers what they wanted, and engaged the engineering community to get it done...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Mitch Washer - Leonard, MI

“I had the pleasure working with Tim through many projects over the last 20 years in Europe and here in the US. I always enjoyed his passion for the...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Karsten Garbe and Family - MI

“We met Tim and Noreen through tennis and over the last couple of years became good friends. Who really has all the right words at a time like this?...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa Joseph - Shelby Township, MI

“I've worked with Tim for many years and was very saddened to learn of his passing. We in General Motors are all in shock. But we will continue to...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Dan Grieshaber - Lake Orion, MI

“My deepest sympathies to the Connors family. I had the honor of working with Tim over the years in Manufacturing. He always did an outstanding job...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Diana Tremblay - Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Tim often over the past several years. We interacted on issues...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Mike Kenerson - Warren, MI

“My deepest sympathy during this most hearbreaking time. Tim and I were co-workers at the Cadillac Motor Car division plant on Clark Street many...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Leticia Maly - Belleville, MI

“I was truly saddened to hear of Tim's Passing. I was honored to work with him and hope you can find strength around you in this difficult time. ...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Brian Pearsall - Hartland, MI

“My condolences go out to the Connors family. I didn't work with Tim a lot but the times I did I really enjoyed. Tim was very knowledgeable and very...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Greg Harden - Grand Prairie, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with Tim's family. I had the privilege of working with Tim in Germany and most recently on the Mid Size Truck program. ...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy Laubenthal - MI - Co worker

“May God's love give you strength and your fond memories provide comfort in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy. ”
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark & Catherine Thomas - MI

“Dear Noreen, Michael, Mathew & Ryan: We just read the SHOCKING and HEARTBREAKING news about Tim. Don't know where to begin because we have had so...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Bill & Kay Poulos - Granbury, TX

“Tim was a great supporter and a great friend- focused totally on doing the right thing for the people he worked with to do the right thing- but...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Eric Stevens - Washington, MI

“Bob and I are so sorry hear of Tim's passing. He was a good man and great fun to be around. His smile and stories will be missed but not forgotten. ”
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Mari Kay - Grand Blanc, MI

“My thoughts are with TC's family. May the spirit of our Risen Lord be with you in this time of need. - Kevin Bertelsen (bert). ”
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Kevin Bertelsen - Winston-Salem, NC

“We are so grateful to have known Tim. He truly lived life to the fullest. Larry and I will never forget watching him, Ryan and Patrick from a...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: The Anger Family - Rochester, MI

“Our deepest sympathies. May you find peace somehow. ”
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Peter Callert - Shelby Township, MI

“Deepest sympathy for your loss. Tim was a great leader and great person, he inspired many of us. ”
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Fred Brown - Shelby Twp, MI

“Sending prayers, strength & peace as we remember all the wonderful times we had with Tim and your family. Our family ski trips are a particularly...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Dave & Lisa Napolione Johnson - NJ

“I had the pleasure of getting to know Tim as part of the full-size truck program and was excited to be his communications person in his new...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Wickham - Flint, MI

“I had the pleasure of working with Tim on the midsize truck program. His experience was only exceeded by his candor - he fortunately shared both. ...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Rick Murphy - St. Charles, MO

“My love and prayers go out to Tim's wonderful family. I am so thankful and blessed for the opportunity of the time I was given to spent with Tim at...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: George Drallos - Clarkston, MI

“We are so saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Our hearts break for all of you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's love give you...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: The McBride Family - Rochester


Timothy Glennon Connors, age 54, died suddenly Saturday, May 23, 2015 from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident in Rochester, Michigan. Timothy was born March 5, 1961 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Robert Glennon Connors and the late Virginia Lee (nee: Landgraf) Connors.

"Tim", as everyone knew him, was raised on the eastside, primarily in Grosse Pointe. He attended Grosse Pointe South High School and later moved over to Grosse Pointe North High School where he graduated with the class of 1979. Tim matriculated on to the University of Michigan, but eventually found his way at Michigan State University as a true Spartan.

Following his education, Tim met the love of his life, Noreen Mahoney, the future Mrs. Connors. The two were young and grew together to forge an inseparable bond of love, with Tim adoring his wife everyday. The marriage would also create Tim's greatest pride and joy... his three sons. Although Tim was very busy with General Motors, he always found the time to travel and create memories with his sons and wife. There were many ski trips, and the annual Northern Michigan trip which included fishing and hunting for frogs.

While at Michigan State, Tim studied engineering and graduated with his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1983 and later furthered his studies towards his Master's Degree. Tim went to work for General Motors where he was placed in many different positions and many different locales including, Detroit, Lansing, Indiana, Mexico, Germany, as well as many stops in between. However, the Connors family found Rochester, Michigan the place to be their home base.

Tim could never sit still, he was the consummate task master. Tim was always working around the house, yard, or pool. When Tim was not completing tasks, he had many hobbies which included golfing, bicycling, skiing, riding his motorcycle, and recently playing tennis with his wife. Fitness was also important to Tim as he recently competed in a mini-triathlon and was working toward another. He had other passions too, Spartan football, Red Wings hockey, and his salt water fish tank. The Connors' home always seemed to be the entertainment hub for family and friends - Noreen and Tim made the best duo for entertaining. Noreen always made sure all the food was just right and plentiful, and Tim ensured that everyone had a full drink and was enjoying themselves. Also, the music had to be just right for the event... if it were Tim, it had to be classic Rock n Roll from his iPod playlist.

Family was the paramount focus of Tim's life... he made sure his sons understood the importance of family and protecting your loved ones. Tim taught his sons the value of love through hard work and discipline, and that anything was possible if you put your mind to it. He also instilled the value of a firm Catholic, Christian upbringing. Tim's faith was a very important guiding element in his life. Tim's sons were always learning from their father and much was learned on the many exotic trips that included Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Poland, the Czech Republic, London, as well as living in Mexico and Germany.

Tim's second family was General Motors; he was ever so proud of the company and all that it afforded him over the many years he spent working there. Tim attained the position as Chief Engineer of Manufacturing, a title that could never fully explain all that Tim gave to GM. His lists of titles transitioned many times through the years, however his co-workers would define Tim as a true and fair leader. He completed several Executive Leadership programs with GM, however he just loved working for the company, building great cars and the best trucks. Additionally, if you were a friend and did not drive a GM vehicle, Tim was going to do his best to get you into one of "his" vehicles.

Tim was the beloved husband of Noreen (nee: Mahoney) Connors, and is the cherished father of Michael, Matthew, and Ryan Connors. He is survived by his siblings, Joseph (Janet) Connors, Catherine Gotfredson, Michael (Cindy) Connors, and Brian (Elizabeth) Connors. Tim was the dear son in-law of Sharon (Jack) Wilson and is further survived by many loving family members and friends.

Visitation for Timothy Connors will be Friday May 29th, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road) in Warren, Michigan. Mr. Connors will lie in state Saturday 11:30am at St. Andrew Catholic Church until the time of the Funeral Mass at 12 Noon. Celebrating the Liturgy will be Monsignor Michael Hrydziuszko. Interment will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery, Oakland Township, Michigan.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the Leader Dogs for the Blind (www.leaderdog.org), for the support of others and Tim's love of animals... especially his cherished Golden Retrievers (see link to left).

Please share memories of Tim at his memory book above.