Dewitt Obits

Timmothy Holt

Timmothy (Timm) Holt 73, of Chicago, IL passed away unexpectedly on May 1, 2022 from heart failure. 


Timm was a physician, entrepreneur, novelist, poet, playwright, activist, globetrotter, deacon, and father.  


Timm attended Illinois Wesleyan University where he earned his bachelors in Sociology, followed by receiving his Masters of Policy Administration at Roosevelt University, and then a doctorate from Loyola University School of Medicine. 


Timm is survived by his two children Jennifer and Jeremiah (Allison O’Brien) Holt, his sister Mary Ellen Torbert, his partner Dan Kuras, his friend and mother of his children Nancy Lewis, his nieces Kimberlee (Jeff) Toohill and Tara (Paul) Wanserski, and great nephew and niece Parker Toohill and Natalee Wanserski. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Mildred Holt, brother-in-law Jerry Torbert, great nephew Spencer Toohill, and partner Bill Munch. 


Timm’s funeral service will be held at St. James Cathedral at 65 E. Huron St. in Chicago on Saturday May 14th at 11:00 am with a festive reception immediately following at the cathedral. St. James Cathedral follows the Covid protocols of the City of Chicago, which at this writing is mask-optional for indoor spaces. The service will be live-streamed for those who cannot join in person via the St. James Streaming page at


Reduced-rate parking is available at ROW Parking Garage, 50 E Ohio Street, for $15 for up to 18 hours on Saturday. Parking is also available at Ohio Ontario Self Park, 33 W Ontario, for $11 up to 18 hours daily. Get a reduced-rate parking voucher from the St. James Commons reception desk. 


The family suggests those who wish to express sympathy please consider making a donation in memory of Timm to St. Martin's Episcopal Church (memo line: Food Pantry) at 5710 W Midway Park, Chicago, IL 60644 or Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly at 355 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607