Timothy J. Pert

Timothy J. Pert

January 30, 1960 - May 21, 2023

Timothy J. Pert

January 30, 1960 - May 21, 2023


On 05/21/2023 Tim Pert, loving husband, son, brother, uncle and cherished friend peacefully passed away at the age of 63 from pancreatic cancer. Tim was born on January 30, 1960 in Huntsville, AL, to Ed and Raima (Geare) Pert. The Perts returned to Raima’s hometown of Phoenix shortly thereafter until the family moved to San Clemente in 1971 where Tim attended Our Lady of Fatima School and San Clemente High School, Class of ’78.  After graduating from UCSB in 1982, the majority of Tim’s working career was spent as a representative for Perma-Bound Books selling literature books to school districts throughout Central and Southern California. He formed meaningful relationships with many of his customers, some of which grew into lasting friendships. He continually encouraged the love of reading and served as a Founding Member of California Readers, Board Member of California Reading Assn, and Past President of California Bookman’s Assn.

In 1996, he married Pam Wysocki with whom he shared a happy and loving marriage of 26 years. Tim had a passion for God, his marriage, family and friends, music, and fly fishing the beautiful Eastern Sierra lakes, particularly Crowley Lake. Some of his very favorite times were summer trips to Mammoth Lakes, float tubing the lakes alongside Pam and others, playing music with friends and enjoying the camaraderie of the annual guys’ trip in the fall. Tim had a lifelong love of the ocean and spent many summers as a youth in San Clemente’s Jr. Lifeguard program, being named 1974 Lifeguard of the Year and the first of two youngsters to attain the highest rank of “Captain”. He had a daily ritual of driving by T Street Beach to check the waves and give thanks for living in this beautiful location.

Tim had the gift of hospitality and made everyone feel at ease in his presence.  He shared this gift for many years as an usher at Holy Trinity Catholic Church where he welcomed everyone to worship.  He was known for his joyous smile, infectious laugh, his attentiveness to others and the thoughtful connections he made with people through his kind and compassionate spirit.

Tim was preceded in death by his father, Ed Pert, sister Anne Palmer and niece Emma Pert. He will be greatly missed by the love of his life, his wife Pam, his mother Raima, his siblings Mike (Sharyn) Pert, Peggy (Randy) Griffin, Molly Pert Allen, Ed (Heather) Pert, Mimi (Patrick) Griffin, John (Kirsten) Pert, Bev (David) Shaw, and brother-in-law Rob Palmer in addition to extended family and friends. He was particularly proud of, and deeply loved, his numerous nieces and nephews. He was often found supporting them as they grew up – at sporting, musical, theater and other events. He encouraged them to always be forgiving, stay close to Jesus and to live a happy life.

Funeral services

Thursday, June 1, 7pm – Rosary, Vigil Service and viewing at O’Connor Mortuary.

Friday, June 2, 10:30 am – Funeral mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1600 Corporate Dr, Ladera Ranch.  Mass will be livestreamed. Please subscribe to Holy Trinity’s YouTube page in advance of the beginning of mass:  Holy Trinity YouTube page

Burial will to follow at Ascension Cemetery 24754 Trabuco Rd., Lake Forest.

Reception will be held from 1:30pm – 4:30pm in the Fellowship Hall of San Clemente Presbyterian Church, 119 Avenida de la Estrella, San Clemente..

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to one of the organizations he supported:

The Nature Conservancy, Memorial Gift Nature Conservancy,

Family Assistance Ministries, Lovefam.org

The Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast, https://www.bgcsca.org/give

Rosary & Vigil Service

  • Date & Time: June 1, 2023 (7:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: June 2, 2023 (10:30 AM)
  • Venue: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
  • Location: 1600 Corporate Drive Ladera Ranch, CA 92694 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 218-3131


  • Date & Time: June 2, 2023 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Ascension Cemetery
  • Location: 24754 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 837-1331


  • Date & Time: June 2, 2023 (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
  • Venue: San Clemente Presbyterian Church
  • Location: 119 Avenida De La Estrella San Clemente, CA 92672 - (Get Directions)

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7 responses to Timothy J. Pert

  1. Tara Jacobs says:

    Jay and I were saddened to hear of Tim’s passing. Our best wishes are for his family. We both liked Tim and enjoyed his personality. He and his family all used our business in San Clemente. We are sure heaven welcomed him.

  2. Sandy Kos says:

    Hugs for the entire Pert Family. Losing a brother is so devastating. And as an uncle, husband, friend, father or even as a community member leaves a hole in our hearts that will not heal easily. LOVE TO YOU ALL!

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