September 7, 1961 ~ May 11, 2019

Born in: Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Resided in: Littleton, Colorado

It is with great sadness that the family of Timothy P. DeTine announces his unexpected passing on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Tim was passionately devoted to his wife and two children, and he was deeply loyal and generous to his many siblings and friends. Once a friend of Tim’s, you were always a friend. Tim was someone everyone felt comfortable going to for advice and support because of his honesty and understanding. As the go-to man for many who were seeking personal or professional guidance, Tim offered it caringly without judgement.

Tim began his professional career as accountant at Arthur Young, where many of his colleagues became his lifelong friends. He later thrived managing operations and financials in the dairy industry, including for the past twelve years at Royal Crest Dairy as its President and Chief Financial Officer. He was fiercely proud to be part of the Miller Family legacy.

Tim was the seventh child of ten born to the late Elizabeth and Louis DeTine. Tim cultivated special relationships with each of his siblings and maintained them through the years while growing up in Detroit and later living near Chicago and Denver. Tim is a proud graduate of Michigan State University where he met his wife, Maureen. They celebrated thirty-one years of marriage this past year. Their daughter Paige and son Sean have been a tremendous source of joy and happiness. Tim held the bar high for both of them and always offered each his loving encouragement and praise. In them he was most proud of their virtuous character, above of all their individual achievements.

Tim is survived by his wife Maureen (Byrne); daughter Paige and son Sean; siblings, Greg DeTine, Paula Elias, Kim DeMarco, Michelle DeTine, Pam Calder, Liz DeTine, DeDe Ward, Collette Dicinto and Patrick DeTine; Maureen’s eight siblings, her parents, and twenty-eight nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Tim’s life will held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado.

In memory of Tim, the family asks that donations be made to the Griffin Holland Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis.

Please share your memories of Tim and condolences with his family by signing the guest book below.


Gathering: May 17, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Room: Family Chapel

Celebration of Life: May 17, 2019 4:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Room: Family Chapel

Reception: May 17, 2019 6:00 pm

Pinehurst Country Club
6255 W Quincy Ave.
Denver , CO 80235

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Memories Timeline


  1. Tim,

    It was great knowing you thanks for all the help at the Colorado Milk Marketing Board. You will be very much missed .

  2. DeTine Family,

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers this week; I’m extremely sorry for your loss.

  3. My favorite memory of Tim will always be when I got to meet his sweet wife & hear him speak so proudly of his children – he practically glowed. My husband & I had just accepted a placement of two foster kiddos into our home & he gave us hope that it’s worth all the love, hard work, tears & happiness — to see them succeed & bring joy to others. Tim’s quiet but smiling face will be sorely missed at our Chamber Board meetings … Sending prayers for comfort & grace to the DeTine family. All the best,

  4. To Tim’s family:
    So very sorry for your loss. It was my pleasure to work with Tim during his tenure at Royal Crest Dairy. He was a kind, thoughtful and caring leader who will be greatly missed. May you find peace and comfort in the coming days.

  5. To Maureen, Paige, Sean and the entire DeTine family:

    It is with a heavy heart that we offer our deepest condolences for your loss. I had the honor of working for Tim during his 12 years at the dairy. He made me a better leader and we shared many, many memories both on a business level and a personal one. I shall miss him greatly and our mutually wicked senses of humor.
    Please know that Tim was a positive influence on so many and we all send comforting thoughts, love and prayers to your family. God Bless.

    Grady and Elaine

  6. To the DeTine Clan,
    The day we met the DeTine family was the day we moved in next door to them 20 years ago. Since then, our family has been enriched beyond measure knowing them. Tim and Maureen and Paige and Sean have become family to us and our 2 kids. We continued a relationship after they moved to Chicago and back to Denver. It has lasted over 20 years and I still consider their family my own. Our family has a very heavy heart and want Maureen and the kids to know that we are here for them. We love you guys and will always remember Tim for his empathy, kindness, fairness and love for his family.
    Dan, Theresa, Travis & Kathy and Kelsey and Brad
    The Lowes

  7. Tim and I always sat together at meetings of the Colorado Chamber Board of Directors and of the Chamber’s Labor and Employment Council. During “March Madness,” I placed my two iPADs and iPhones in front of us in such a way that no one else could see that we were watching the NCAA playoffs, especially if his Michigan State Spartans were playing. Tim told me that he had a motorcycle, and it had not run in a long time. I continually pestered him to get it restored and running so we could go riding. Like Tim, I was a skydiver, but only during my college years way back in the 1960s. Consequently, he and I shared a special bond and friendship. Once, a Chamber staff member asked me, “Why you and Tim sit together?” My reply was simple: “He’s my Wingman.”

  8. To Tim’s Family,
    My deepest and most sincere condolences for your loss. I remember joining the Colorado Chamber Board with Tim and learning our way as the new additions. Tim was patient, thoughtful, asked insightful questions, and wasn’t afraid to share his opinion in a constructive and positive way. I will miss his many contributions and presence. May you find peace in many wonderful and loving memories of Tim.

  9. My heart goes out to his family, he was proud of his family and his work family.
    It was an honor working for Tim for 10 years.
    I see his smile and grin when I think of him, such a special grin.
    Prayers to his family.

  10. Maureen, Paige, Sean and family,
    Working with Tim at Meadow Gold was never boring. He was a unique guy and had a wonderful sense of humor. Although he would laugh at me for wearing shoes that didn’t match the color of my belt, we had many laughs through the years. He was a fine man, friend, father and husband and will be sorely missed.

  11. The Detine Family…He was the best man!!! Beyond giving and a true friend..Your all in my thoughts and prayers..Mike LeFevre

  12. Royal Crest Dairy. He always Loved it when I baked goodies & brought them to work. He spoke so highly of his Family & was so Proud of them & their Accomplishments!

  13. Maureen,
    Dave and I are truly shaken and saddened by the news of Tim’s passing. We are so deeply sorry. We will forever remain thankful for the many memories: your wedding, our wedding, ski holidays, life experiences at MSU, and more recently our family gatherings in Denver and Breck. Dave has reminisced fondly of his high school days with Tim and the years at REX house as roommates. Please know that you, Paige and Sean will remain in our thoughts and prayers, as will Tim; he will be sorely missed. We wish you peace and that you’ll find strength and comfort in the loving warmth of your family and friends in the days and weeks ahead.

  14. To the DeTine Family,
    I worked at the Dairy and had the pleasure of working with Tim. He was a great person. Please know I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Heartfelt condolences to all of you. RIP Tim.

  15. Dear Maureen, Sean and Paige,
    I am so deeply sorry to hear about what happened to your husband and dad. I truly believe that he has moved on to another mission in his soul’s path. I believe with my whole heart that he has moved on to Heaven, and that he will be waiting for you all, his very loved family, to come home with him. Your family has been very special in my thoughts after we moved to Colorado, and our son was involved in Mullen’s hockey program with Sean. Robert, Eric, Katelyn and I are praying for your strength during this extremely difficult time.


  16. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Brother. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this most difficult time.

  17. I grew up with the DeTine family on Alger Street in St. Clair Shores Michigan. I remember their joy when they finally got another boy in the family after all those beautiful girls! Greg was especially happy to have a brother. I spent many happy times with this family. My prayers and condolences go out to all of you. Mary Lee Smith Powers

  18. My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May it comfort you to know that our Loving Creator promises to bring back to life those in his memory to perfect health on a paradise “earth” (Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:4). With deepest sympathy.

  19. My thoughts and prayers are with all the DeTine’s during this time! Tim was such a happy go lucky guy with a smile that was infectious. So many great memories during our days at GPN and MSU. RIP Tim.

  20. There is no doubt that Tim was a loving husband, nurturing father and loyal friend. He lived with high standards for himself and for his family. Tim and Maureen’s loving relationship and caring guidance shines through in Paige and Sean. Our family has been truly blessed to have the DeTine family as an integral part of our lives…. as neighbors, as Wilder, Goddard & Mullen parents and students, as hockey teammates and hockey parents and as dear long term, fun loving friends. We are devastated by Tim’s sudden passing. Tim’s life was cut way too short but his spirit of excellence, his passion for life, and his dedication to family and friends will live on through those that had the honor of knowing him. Paige and Sean, in particular, are incredible examples of Tim’s legacy. As Tim entered heaven, God most likely said “you’ve done well my son”.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Pat, Deb, Garrett and Alec Lee

  21. My heart is so heavy for Tim’s wife and children as well as his siblings. Our family is thinking of you all during this very diffucult time. May you find comfort in each other’s presence. Sending you our love.

  22. Karl and I have had the honor of knowing the DeTine Family since childhood. Tim was Karl’s catcher in Little League and I was blessed to be a frequent guest in their busy and amazing home. We are praying for peace, comfort and healing in the wake of this sad event.

  23. To the DeTine family,
    My deepest and most sincere condolences. God took a great man, husband, father, and friend far too soon. May God bring peace to you, in times where there is no understanding, and feelings of loss and sadness, knowing that Tim was an example to us all, and we will miss him. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to have known such a great man.

  24. My sincerest condolences to the entire DeTine family. I had the privilege of working with Tim at Royal Crest Dairy for nearly 6 years. God Bless the DeTine family and may God comfort you in this time of need.

  25. Paula and family,
    It is with tremendous sadness that we offer our condolences for the loss of your beloved brother, Tim.
    Our thoughts are with you and your siblings, his wife Maureen and their precious children as well as his countless friends. May God hold him in the palm of his hand, and may he Rest In Peace.

  26. Maureen, Paige and Sean
    Our deepest condolence. Tim was great friend, great father and husband and he was such a joyful person to be around, he will be truly missed. May you find piece and happiness in the many fond memories of Tim’s wonderful life. You are in our thoughts and prayers and God bless you.

  27. Collette and family, I’m so very sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  28. To the DeTine Family, So very sorry to read the news about Tim. It’s been so many years since we all grew up together and I’ve been so out of touch. I remember his smile and his great personality like it was yesterday. Wishing you all peace and many good memories.

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