Timothy Dean Ochtera passed away unexpectedly in Rockland, Aug. 19, 2020, after a long battle with addiction.

He was born in Rochester, N.Y., Feb. 17, 1972, to Joyce and John (Jack) Ochtera. He grew up in Duxbury, Mass.

He was a graduate of Duxbury High School and went into the military after graduation. He was a soldier in the 82nd Airborne Division and a ranger in the Third Battalion. He went on to work as an accomplished carpenter for more the 20 years.

He is predeceased by his parents and brother Chris Ochtera of Minnesota.

He leaves behind his son Nolan Ochtera, 19, and daughter Chelsea Ochtera, 15.  Tim also leaves behind his former wife, Colleen Garrick and their six-year-old daughter, Parker Garrick.

When he was not working, he enjoyed being with his children. Laughing and smiling with his daughter, Parker, brought him great joy. He loved being on the water fishing with his son and friends.

He was an avid hockey player and fan of the Boston Bruins and Portland Pirates. He loved animals and adopted a few pets over the years. He was kind, compassionate and caring who was always trying to help others.

We hope his legacy will encourage others struggling with addiction to reach out. Services will be held in mid-September. An announcement will be made as details are confirmed.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to The Family Restored at thefamilyrestored.org/in-memoriam-grid/timothy-ochtera.