Condolences for Charles “Tim” Gugan

Helen Cherubini posted on 7/11/20

Robin, my sincerest sympathy upon Tim’s passing. He was so friendly, positive and always smiling. He never gave up, always with the angels in heaven.


Micheline (Michele) Vogt posted on 7/8/20

Robin, and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Tim, I remember what a wonderful smile he had and easy exuberance about him. he was the type of person who could definitely make your day better by talking to him. I wish you many happy memories of him: and all the love he surrounded you with as he got to spread his warmth with everyone he met. How blessed you all we to have him in your lives. Love, Hugs and Blessings to you All.



Micheline (Michele) Vogt posted on 7/8/20

I remember Tim's infectious smile. No matter what mood you might have had when you first walked in the room at UUCW, for any function you were definitely put in a great mood after seeing Tim;s smile and talking to him for a few minutes. The rest of your day was uplifted. He will be surely missed by everyone who knew him. May the light of this Candle light his way peacefully to and to be free truly free with love all around him.


Ed Brophy posted on 7/7/20

To me Tim was the epitome of what it means to be a gracious, caring human being. Tim was a role model for us all. You could not meet a more generous giving person. I will miss his wonderful smile. What an inspiration. Robin, I am so sorry for your loss.


Kristi Polich posted on 7/7/20

I have known Mr.Gugan for three years. I saw him every Wednesday morning at the Wilmington Health infusion department. I was his nurse and he NEVER had a bad day. He was always cheerful no matter what his circumstances were or the pain he may have been in. I loved talking with him and hearing about his life and boy did he love Robin. He was an example for me on how to cherish your spouse. He is missed by all of us in the infusion department and one of our greatest memories is last Christmas he came with the Barber Shop Quartet and sang Christmas carols for all the patients. We will miss you Mr Gugan


Marilee Tremlett & Richard Casson posted on 7/6/20

The world will not be the same without Tim. Richard and I met him and Robin through dances at the Senior Center. They welcomed us into our new Wilmington home and always saved a seat at the 'Over 50' and Cotillion Club dances. Thank you, Tim, thank you Robin. We love you!


Barbara A Williams posted on 7/6/20

Tim was always such an inspiration with his optimism. Rich was on the same hospital floor and went in to say hello when we realized he was only 2 rooms away. Rich mentioned what a wonderful disposition he had even though he was not feeling well. Sounded like they both enjoyed spending a little time together. He was a wonderful man and has a wonderful wife. Wishing Robin some peace and love with all the memories they made together.


Phyllis Guberman posted on 7/6/20

Dear Robin and Family, Although I didn’t know Tim well, I have only the fondest memories of him from UUFW (now UUCW). His friendliness, ready smile, and kind heart always brought sunshine to a room. I enjoyed his singing and appreciated his tireless dedication to the church. He will surely be missed. Sending healing energy and hugs your way.


Marlene Barney posted on 7/6/20

Tony and I are so very sorry for the loss of dear Tim and send our condolences, prayers, and hugs to Robin and family. Tim and Robin were among the very first people we met when we started attending services at UUCWNC nearly three years ago. They made us feel so welcome and invited us to go dancing with them. At that time we were busy unpacking boxes and just never got around to it, but we wish we had. Tim was a bright light in our congregation. We always looked for his friendly face, wide smile, warm handshake, and upbeat words. We will deeply miss him.


Janel O’Neal posted on 7/6/20

I loved singing with him in choir. Such a wonderful soul


Dot Hodder posted on 7/6/20

I knew Tim during his last several years. In spite of his own declining health, I noticed he always focused on others, offering compassion and cheerful encouragement during hard times. What a model of courage and kindness he was! I'm so grateful to know him and Robin.


Robin Buzzeo posted on 7/6/20

Tim was always so kind to me and my family. He always asked about us with genuine interest and love. One of my favorite memories is watching Robin and Tim dance at the UU during one of our Talent services. He was absolutely talented! The choir will greatly miss his voice and energy. Much love to your family.


Sanjay and Sonali Batish posted on 7/6/20

We were so very sorry to hear about Tim’s passing. We loved to catch up with you both as our UU neighbors and friends! Tim’s smile and welcoming nature will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family ❤️


JESSICA HOLM posted on 7/6/20

Robin, Bob and I extend our condolences. Tim was just a good guy! We got to know him from choir and from the Welcome Desk. One day after a service, we were walking around the building and Tim stopped us and asked us to pick up food for MHC. We had never done that before but we said "YES!" because Tim asked. We could never say "no" to Tim! Loved his smile and his positive attitude. You couldn't help but love him. He will be missed on every level.


Doug Holland posted on 7/5/20

Dear Robin, I was so saddened to learn of Tim's death. He was a beacon of life; always had a good word, always upbeat. What a treasure. I miss him a lot and will say a prayer for you.


Tom and Sharon Robinson posted on 7/5/20

Robin, we were so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Tim always made us feel so welcome when we went to the dances. He will be missed.


Christine Sweeney posted on 7/2/20

Robin I’m so sorry about Tim he will be missed by all of us! Love Christine Mike Cathleen and Kelly


Mary Ann Dennis posted on 7/2/20

Robin, we are so sorry to learn of Tim’s passing. We have good memories of dancing at Verna’s and the Elks, the dances and practices at the senior center and dinner ar Carolina BBQ. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary Ann & Bob Dennis


Gail E. Wick posted on 7/1/20

His smile would light up a room full of sour pusses! I don't think I was ever with Tim when there wasn't a smile welcoming me. That smile told the story of his essence...kind, thoughtful, caring and loving life. I wish we had his spirit.


Max Basenese posted on 7/1/20

Thanks Tim for the many joyful memories; golfing, playing pinochle, sharing the Holidays together with family. You always had a smile and words for encouragement. You have reached your final reward, well deserved my friend.


Tom and Phylis Abate posted on 6/30/20

When one met Tim at dining venues, in the halls,on the elevator, always a smile, always a cheery greeting...that was our Tim. He will be missed. We grieve with you, Robin. Namaste'


Julia and Chuck Kass posted on 6/29/20

Dear Robin and Family, We were so sorry to hear about Tim's passing. Tim will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was a kind, helpful, gentle soul, always with a friendly smile for everyone. You and your family are in our prayers.


Grady Richardson posted on 6/29/20

Robin and family.I'm very sorry to hear of Tim"s passing.He will be missed greatly at the dances for sure. Baby Boomer DJ Grady


Mary and Hank Barr posted on 6/29/20

Robin, Hank and I are so sorry to hear about Tim's passing. We will fondly remember laughing and dancing next to you at the Elks and Cotillion.


Ron & Colleen Bartow posted on 6/28/20

Robin, our condolences to your and your family, we will keep you in our prayers. We were so surprised to hear of Tim's passing. We will always remember Tim for his friendliness, his smile and his dancing.


Jerry L Parchman posted on 6/28/20

Robin,. I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed knowing you both. May God give you the comfort you need.


Faun Peters posted on 6/28/20

Robin I am so sorry to learn of this sad news. I'll never forget the kindness & support Tim showed to Ed & I during Ed's surgeries & final days. You both were such loyal & caring friends & I love you both. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers & take comfort in knowing how loved & respected Tim is for his empathy & help to many community activities -- he was counted on by so many of us & especially those in the dance community. He will be remembered & missed by many.


Mary Ann Stibbe posted on 6/28/20

Dear Robin and Family--Tim picked us out of the crowd at our first visit at UU. He was our best welcomer with arms wide open, the sharer of positivity and caring outreach to our bumps in the road.


Joe Davis posted on 6/28/20

My condolences to your family. I will remember Tim's always-present smile and friendliness. He will be missed here at Carolina Bay.


Allan & Judi Pellnat posted on 6/28/20

Robin and family, Tim's passing affects many of us in the Wilmington Community. Tim will be remembered for his leadership, tenacity and personal joy. He will be missed.