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|Knox Official Talks About Short, But Valuable, Relationship with Tim Heimann
|An official at Knox College says she's probably known Tim Heimann the least amount of time, but he has impacted her life as much as anyone she's known.
Knox Vice President for Advancement Beverly Holmes was one of those who spoke at Heimann's memorial service yesterday on the basketball court named in his honor at Knox. Heimann died of cancer March 13th.
Holmes worked with Heimann in his most recent capacity as major gifts officer, and says she couldn't help but often notice Heimann's low-tech approach to his job. "He promised to learn to type, and actually check e-mail," Holmes said while the audience laughed. "And he actually did learn how to reply to a few e-mails by typing."
Holmes says Heimann much preferred pencil and paper to keyboard and computer. But Holmes says all of the low-tech-savvy really ended up speaking to the kind of man Tim Heimann was, and why well over four-hundred people traveled hours and even days to attend yesterday's service. "...to honor a man who preferred looking you in the face rather than commenting on your Facebook page," Heimann said, "who preferred calling you on the phone and laughing with you, rather than sending a silent e-mail."
After all, having a conversation with Tim Heimann when you saw him, Holmes says, is the sort of thing you couldn't not do.
Holmes says, as Heimann often said himself, "It was great talking to you. We'll do it again soon."
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(Attendees at Saturday's memorial service for Tim Heimann stand as "Hail to Alma Mater" is played.)
(Speakers at Saturday's memorial service stand and applaud as members of Tim Heimann's family are asked to stand on the "K" at half-court. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
|03 28 09 by Newsroom
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