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Mr Tim John Bagdonoff

September 6, 1946 ~ November 14, 2017 (age 71)

   Tim John Bagdonoff, 71, passed away peacefully with family by his side Tuesday, November 14, after a brief illness. He was born to John and Anna Bagdonoff in Persia on September 6, 1946.  Shortly after his father passed away, Tim's mother Anna brought him and his siblings (brother Bill, and sisters Nancy and Tanya), over to America by boat in 1950 where they settled in Kerman, Ca.
    Tim was the youngest of four and learned the value of a dollar at an early age while working alongside his mother and siblings in the agricultural fields of Kerman, Ca, (picking fruits, vegetables, cotton etc.). At the age of 14, he moved to Glendale Arizona after his mother married widower Mike P. Tolmachoff and children (Jim, Phillip, Pearl, Manya, and Michael). Tim graduated from Glendale High school and shortly after, decided to venture on to southern Ca, where he continued his education in computers and business.
    It was in Southern Ca, where Tim later met and married his loving wife Debra Ann Liege in 1969, and over the next several years had four beautiful loving children, (Onya, Tim Jr., Vetta, and Sada). During this time Tim moved his family back to the Central Valley (1976) where he and longtime dear friend Pete Shubin started, co-owned and operated a Tire and automotive repair business for 22 years which grew and is known as Goodguys Tire Centers.  He eventually moved on wanting to retire but continued keeping busy in many other business ventures that included Cellmart (cellular phone service), Pacifica and Premo pizza.
    Tim loved spending time with his family every chance he was given. Always wanting to provide them with the things he never was able to have as a child, but at the same time teaching them work ethics and values.  Tim loved the Lord, and was a pilar of the church. He made sure his family attended church regularly and helped support the church youth center whenever needed. Giving to others in need was always a priority on his list and he never missed the chance in making a stranger a new found friend. He was always trying to make people laugh and make light of tough situations, teasing and laughing with others even if it was at himself.
    Tim's love for family flourished as his children married and he was blessed with his favorite daughter-in-law and two son-in-laws. He was then blessed with six beautiful grandchildren, whom he adored and loved immensely and in turn they as well loved to joke and be with their fun lovable grandfather.
     Tim will be dearly missed by his family and friends, and his irresistible humorous ways of brightening up a room will never be forgotten.

Charitable donations may be made to:

United Molokan Christian Association
P.O. Box 633, Kerman CA 93630

 Service Information

November 18, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Jay Chapel
1121 Roberts Ave
Madera, CA 93637


Russian Molokan Cemetery
2340 N. Lake
Kerman, CA 93630

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