ST. GEORGE — Timothy Edward Pezanowski, 53, of Spruce Head, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

He was born Feb. 16, 1968, in Charleston, S.C., to Walter Stanley Pezanowski Jr. and Judy Alice Dickerson Pezanowski.

Tim was a graduate of Bishop England High School, Charleston, S.C., and continued his education at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., completing an associate’s degree in the culinary arts.

Throughout his career, Tim, or ‘Pez’, worked at many restaurants. After college, he started work at South Kitchen in Atlanta, Ga., and moving up the coast he worked at the Tradewinds, Isle of Palms, S.C., and continued to Maine. Once in Maine, some of the restaurants he worked at included Park St. Grille, Waterworks, Rathbone and the Samoset.

Taking a break from cooking, he worked at the Maine State Prison, the Knox County Jail, Back Cove Yachts and as a friendly UPS man. Tim and his wife, Denise, opened the Lobster Shack in Rockland, and has been serving the community for 10 seasons.

Tim loved connecting with family and friends over food. He enjoyed being by the water whether it was fishing, ice fishing or soaking up the sun on white beaches. Tim additionally cherished out-running the snow with Denise and wintering in Florida.

When his daughter, Ashley, was young, he inspired her with superheroes, and they treasured going to the movies together. He was also a proud member of the local Free Masons lodge. Tim touched the hearts of everyone he met, will be missed by many and will be remembered fondly for his bear hugs.

Tim is survived by his wife Denise Ames; daughter Ashley Pezanowski; step-children Jarod Bray and his wife Leslie, Julia Adair her husband Ian; his step-grandson Finley Adair; sister Jackie Meade and her husband Shorty; and nephews Josh Meade and Ryan Meade.

He was predeceased by his parents Walter ‘Pez’ and Judy Pezanowski, and his father-in-law Alvah Ames.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or to the American Cancer Society. Tim’s family chose to remember his life privately. To share a memory or condolence with them, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.