Timothy J. Parsons ’71

Timothy J. Parsons ’71 died on March 8, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.

(The following appeared at Denverpost.com, March 16, 2015):

Timothy Judson Parsons died at his home on March 8, 2015. He was 66. A native of Brunswick, Maine, Tim graduated (magna cum laude) from Bowdoin College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He was Associate General Counsel for the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Funds in Washington DC, and a partner in several Denver law firms. Tim represented a number of large, multi-employer trust funds in Colorado for over 30 years. A nationally-recognized expert in pension law, he lectured widely and made substantial contributions to the field through articles and presentations. He was a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Council. He served for many years on various committees for the American Bar Association and for the International Foundation for Employee Benefits. Tim loved using his legal acumen to advise non-profit groups and other individuals ‘pro bono’. Tim is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Nancy M. McMahon. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Parsons of Brunswick, Maine and brother, Brian Parsons of Mentor, Ohio and Brian’s children: Eric of Marietta, Christopher of Mentor and Lindsey P. Fowler, Greensboro, NC. His parents, Edward L. and Doris W. Parsons, predeceased him as did his brother, Edward. Tim’s ‘west coast’ nieces and nephew, Megan Casani, Molly Tepstein and Patrick Long, also survive him as does their mother, Catherine McMahon. Tim enjoyed a very special relationship with Margaret M. McMahon, his sisterinlaw, who considered him the best brother she ever had (albeit the only one!). Tim was a superb uncle to the McMahon-Reid children: Homer Reid of Boston, Kate Reid of San Francisco and Erin Reid of New York City. Tim had many friends in Denver who supported him during his illness. He was especially grateful to Karen Klein whose steadfast friendship assured that his last years remained meaningful. Tim served on several community boards including Escuela de Guadalupe and The Legal Center for Persons with Disabilities. He was a staunch advocate for older, homeless women. He generously contributed to the several women’s sheltering programs of the Volunteers of America. Tim was a long-time member of the Denver Athletic Club.

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