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Dr. Timothy Joseph Dylina

May 30, 1948 ~ February 18, 2020

Dr. Tim Dylina of Vero Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on February 18, 2020. Tim’s laughter, smile and friendship will be missed by so many.
Tim was born to Joe and Thelma Dylina in Lewistown, Montana on May 30, 1948. Tim lived in Montana, Washington and Colorado before settling in El Reno, Oklahoma during the 5th grade. While in El Reno, he lettered in basketball, baseball, football and golf. During his senior year, his family moved to Lompoc, California where he graduated high school. 15 units short of a business degree, he was drafted in 1970 by the United States Army. Basic Combat Training was at Fort Ord, CA and he then served in the Republic of Vietnam war for 13 months as an infantry man with the 25th Infantry Division. Tim was honored to serve for his country and received the following: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Stars and a Combat Infantryman Badge.
Upon return from Vietnam, Tim returned to college to pursue a dental degree. He graduated May 1980 from University of Southern California’s Dental School and began his dental practice in Duncan, OK. In 1989 he moved to Merced, CA where he practiced for 23 years. Tim would sing, whistle and tell his patients a joke. Upon retirement in 2009, he moved to Kerrville, Texas and then to Vero Beach, Florida and continued a part time dental career helping patients with TMJ problems. As a dentist, integrity and honesty was a responsibility he took seriously. His patients were appreciative and respected him as a dentist and a friend.
Tim’s favorite pastime was spent on the golf course. He was fortunate to have golfed at many different courses over the years and had the upmost respect and appreciation of the game. Tim was forever repeating the same jokes and his sense of humor, love, kindness and strength was an inspiration.
Tim never let “pancreatic cancer” define who he was. He lived life to the fullest and was passionate about God, his life, family, dentistry and golf. God provided him with strength and courage and Tim walked the path of faith, regardless of his circumstances. Tim gives credit for his walk with the Lord to his daughter, Elizabeth, who is and will always be a Godly inspiration to her family and those around her.
Tim is survived by his wife Lisa of 36 years. Son Robert of Merced, California. Daughter Elizabeth Tingley, husband Chad and 2 granddaughters, Lyla and Lexie of Lake Wales, Florida. Brother Steve and wife Ann of San Mateo, California. His church family at Vero Christian Church in Vero Beach, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Head, Heart and Hands of Indian River Club 800 Carolina Circle SW Vero Beach, FL 32962 or VNA Hospice 1110 35th Lane Vero Beach, FL 32960.

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Suzanne and Jim Zopolos

February 21, 2020, 12:37 am

Great picture of Tim and wonderful testimonial. We met Tim in 1990 in Merced. He was friendly, outgoing, high energy and loved
to talk about golf. His smile came easy and made everyone feel he was glad to see them. He did not charge extra for singing and whistling in your ear while seated in the dental chair. He was a happy man who enjoyed and loved his profession, his family, friends and the game of golf. We were fortunate to see him one last time in April 2019. Our fond memories are many, we are saddened by his loss and will remember him lovingly always. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you Lisa and your wonderful family.

John Headding

February 21, 2020, 1:05 am

Lisa and family. What a shock for us to learn that Tim passed away. Such a Wonderful friend, confidant, Dentist, and an amazing person. I am so blessed to have had the friendship and support of Tim during my years in Merced. Please know that you and your family are in Sue’s and my prayers and we look forward to meeting Tim again in heaven.

jim brinkley

February 21, 2020, 1:50 am

Difficult to accept death–I met Tim in jr high in El Reno and we became very good friends spending nights at each others homes. In Highschool we both played athletics and he was a most gifted athlete and always a great friend-we had as we thought a”special group”of guy friends with our high school girls. When Tim moved we were most disappointed and upon graduation all went separate ways with our lives but always hold our memories from growing up together. Nothing but Love and Respect for Tim Dylina !! Jim Brinkley

Joe gosmano

February 21, 2020, 2:49 am

Lisa, Tim was a gentleman’s gentleman. Cindy and I will always cherish the fun times we had on and off the golf course. Be strong and know you have friends wherever your life and travels take you

Joe and Cindy Gosmano

Mimi and Sam

February 21, 2020, 5:12 am

Lisa and family ,

Our deepest condolences to all of you in the passing of this great man, Tim.

We grieve with you for the loss of him here on this earth, but we are grateful for his faith in God and his relationship with Christ. We all know that we will see him again one day.

May the love of God, the fellowship of the Holy Spirit ,and the peace of Christ be with all of you now and always.

Peace and Joy,
Sam and Mimi Rutland

Sandy Jensen

February 21, 2020, 7:22 am

Wonderful positive man. Made going to the Dentist Pleasant. God Bless you and Family

Chris olds

February 21, 2020, 3:03 pm

Sending love and prayers to his family and friends…

Donna Dulac

February 21, 2020, 3:06 pm

The Good
Doctor was such a pleasure to know and love…. always looked forward to spending time with him and Lisa…. so very sad that I won’t see him or hug him again…. He is in a beautiful better place now….will be at the celebration of his life on March 2nd…..

Kerry Spriggs

February 21, 2020, 4:14 pm

Lisa and family,

So saddened by the news of Tim’s passing. He was a terrific person and an amazing dentist! This world has lost one of its best. Praying you find peace and comfort with our Lord.

Yours, Kerry Spriggs

Amanda Beville

February 21, 2020, 6:19 pm

My sincerest condolences – I am blessed to have crossed paths with Dr Dylina and Lisa. He was an amazing man who went above and beyond his role as a Dr, and looked at people as a whole with love, which just poured into the world from both Tim and Lisa. Praying for Lisa and all who knew Tim.

John Paul Jones Jr

February 22, 2020, 12:16 am

Jan and I are Saddened by Tim’s Passing and send along our Sincere Condolences to Lisa and All the Family. Tim was a Close Friend, Wonderful Neighbor and a Frequent Golf Partner. He Leaves a Void that Cannot Be Filled….

JP and Jan Jones

Jim Flinchbaugh

February 22, 2020, 6:32 pm

Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear about Tim’s passing. His smile and laugh always lit up the practice range, the porch at IRC, and indeed the whole golf course. His courage was an inspiration as was yours. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Sid & Gail Ballinger

February 22, 2020, 7:32 pm

I enjoyed the golf competition Tim and I had. Even though he was biased toward Oklahoma we still had fun. I will miss him and his positive attitude and the short years we had him as neighbor.

Gail & I send our love to Lisa and their family.

Frank D’Angelo

February 22, 2020, 8:40 pm

Lisa, my sincerest condolences to you and your family on Tim’s passing. I got to know him well at IRC and he was a great friend to all of us at the club. Never saw him without a smile on his face and a kind and helpful word.

Marcia and Peter Lubell

February 22, 2020, 9:18 pm

Lisa and family

Peter and I send you our love and prayers. Our sincere condolences

Nancy and Gary Bock

February 22, 2020, 10:30 pm

Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you, Lisa, and all of your family.
You and Tim were a ray of sunshine for us at IRC. As you know, Tim will live forever in the wonderful memories of all the people whose lives he touched.

Jana Higginbottom

February 22, 2020, 11:16 pm

Dear Lisa and family,
Tim will be missed but never forgotten, he’ll always be in our hearts with his beautiful smile and uplifting attitudes towards life. God bless you Lisa and give you strength in these difficult times.

Dr. and Mrs. Otto Geissler (Judiane)

February 24, 2020, 1:15 am

My husband Bud and I (Otto Geissler D.D.S.) are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Tim. Tim was a skilled and dedicated dentist who enjoyed the field of Dentistry and loved his patients. His team members counted themselves blessed to have worked for him. We enjoyed a special relationship with Tim and Lisa when my husband practiced Dentistry in Merced CA. We followed Tim’s progression through “pancreatic cancer” and were blessed to witness how his deep faith in Christ gave him perseverance, and peace through his treatment process. Tim was a terrific golfer, one of the best! Tim and Lisa blessed us with their visit to our home in Hayden Lake, Idaho.
The two “dentists” had a wonderful day of golf at the Coeur D’ Alene Resort Golf Course (the floating green). We will always have fond memories of our time together. My husband and I look forward to the day of “JOY” when meet again with Christ in eternity.

Sue & Eric Conley

February 24, 2020, 7:27 pm

Dear Lisa and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Tim’s illness and passing. May God’s peace, strength and love be with you all.

Sue & Eric Conley

Fletcher Handley

February 24, 2020, 9:59 pm

Lisa, I just got back from our annual Whackers trip to the desert, and since Tim went on three of those trips with us, everyone had a good time remembering our times together. Like the time in Tucson he accidentally tripped me and I had to hobble around the entire trip and play from the ladies tees. I carry many reminders of him with me on the golf course – my Comanche Trace Umbrella – my True golf shoes that I got at one of those member- guests – I can go back to the times we played Pebble Beach and all the other courses in Northern California. For me, of course it goes back to 5th grade when Tim and I first became friends. I have an old card board box in my closet that I keep old logo golf balls in. It originally had some weights in it that Tim gave me in junior high. For some reason, I just never got rid of it. So, when I got home last night, it was there as I started unpacking, to remind me of Tim. I know you’ve heard the many stories about us sneaking on the golf course in the early mornings before school. Tim was loved by all of his friends, and especially the old “Flatbellies” and Magnificent Seven. I will send you all of the nice comments that I got on Facebook from our old friends. I have been blessed by many friends, but very few like Tim. I will miss him terribly, and think of him often. Please accept condolences from our entire family, who all knew Tim well.

Piper Crawford

February 25, 2020, 1:01 am

I met Tim 50 years ago at the Lompoc country club where I hung out as a kid. Tim worked there cleaning carts. He was good friends with my parents and won the club championship with my dad (although my dad delivered three babies during the tournament ). He later married my older sister Michelle Morlan, they worked their way through college and my sister worked at USC while Tim was in Dental school. They moved onto Oklahoma and lovingly adopted two children together from foster care. Their children Shelly Dylina Nowland has two children Micheal and Cierra. Cierra Neutz married and has three children, Spencer, Jaxson and Abel ( Tim’s great grandchildren). His Son Ed and wife Kim have two children Makenzie and Landon. Please keep Tim’s family in California in your prayers as well they need your support.

Ann and Tom Wege

February 25, 2020, 8:41 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will remember Tim by his warm smile and constant wit and humor. Find comfort in all the kind words that Tim’s friends, patients and co-workers share with you. He will be missed. God’s blessings to you and your family.

Debbie Aguilar

February 27, 2020, 4:33 pm

We, here at the office of Drs. LeQuia & Hill (previously Dr. Julius), want to express our sympathy to Dr. Dylina’s family. We are very sorry to hear of his passing. May God bless you all during these difficult times.

Debbie Aguilar
Dental Practice Adminstrator

Andy Bass

February 28, 2020, 11:05 pm

Lisa, all of my memories of Tim are good ones. I remember he good times in Junior High and High School shared on the golf course and basketball court. He was a great example for those of us a few years younger. He competed hard while respecting his opponent and the game. Win or lose he did it with class. When he experienced his “uncontrolled” laughter we all couldn’t help but to laugh with him, which only accelerated his laugh further. I, together with all who knew him from his El Reno days, will sincerely miss his presence on this earth.

Steve & Barbara Fields

March 2, 2020, 12:20 am

Lisa we are saddened by the passing of Tim and wish you and your family the best. I hope Tim forgives me for telling him his favorite Oklahoma red golf shirt had faded to Texas orange. His spirit and friendship is sorely missed.

Lynn McCandless

March 3, 2020, 5:29 pm

Dear Lisa,
May blessings to you and your children. I was sorry to have missed the Monday celebratory service.
I consider myself one of the many fortunate patients of Dr. Dylina. He most certainly had a unique
vision and talent in the world of dentistry, and in his specialty of TMJ related problems. He had a gift for listening and recognizing the powerful healing opportunities that can occur within the smallest nuances of the body. I am so grateful my life crossed paths with you and your husband. The dream team to be sure.

Lloyd Turner

March 9, 2020, 4:16 am

Lene and I were so saddened to hear of Tim’s passing. Tim and I go back a long way. We first met when he came to the Alisal Ranch Course in the early 1970’s to work under our pro, Bill Train. We have since had many rounds of golf together in Solvang, Merced, Carmel, Idaho, and Texas. He also did some specialty dental work on me that solved a serious vertigo problem that ear, nose, and throat doctors could not. He was a wonderful friend that we will sorely miss. I will miss our phone calls and the way he always made me laugh and brightened my day. And certainly our condolences go out to Lisa, Liz, Bobby, and the entire family.

Lynda and Al Osborn

June 4, 2020, 5:03 pm

Dear Lisa and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of
Dr. Tim’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike Smith

July 6, 2020, 7:12 am

I have met Tim at his dentist practice in 1989 and he and his wife Lisa were two wonderful people. The staff was also friendly back in those days. When I came into his office I had purple gums on my teeth so Lisa was the dental hygienist at that time and spent 20 years whit the practice. I had to stop going to their office due to a financial crisis.

Tim is a fun guy. He would joke around with the patients and with the staff. Tim will be missed but the Tooth Fairy will welcome him in heaven. My condolences to Lisa and to the family on the loss of Tim. He will be missed

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