Tim Merlini Obituary, Death – Timothy Guetano Merlini, aka “Muscles Marinara,” died on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, in Abington. He was 29 years old at the time. On April 12, 1993, he first graced us with his lovely smile. Meredith Joseph Merlini was born and raised in Abington, Pennsylvania (nee Barbera). Meredith Merlini, Jr. and husband Robert Kurz; Nicole (nee Merlini) Borror and husband Benjamin J. Borror; Shea (nee Merlini) McClea and husband Scott McClea; Stephen Merlini and wife Caitlin (nee Foley) Merlini; Veronica Anne (nee Merlini) Pinto and husband Colin Pinto; Michelle (nee Merlini) Galbally and husband Brian Galbally; After accepting a position at Recovery Center of America, he discovered his true calling. By assisting others, he filled his heart with love.
Autum Wilson, his girlfriend, and his family are his top priorities. He craved adrenaline rushes, whether from his ever-expanding artistic expression, snowboarding, surfing, catching waves at the beach, jumping out of a plane, or jumping off a waterfall. He enjoyed both playing and watching sports. He was a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan who enjoyed watching games on the patio with his father. He enjoyed visiting Meadowbrook, whether it was to sneak a few cups of coffee with his mother or to see what was for dinner. He was the guy you called if you needed a ride to the airport, a kitchen ceiling replaced, or a huge wreath hung. When he wasn’t on the phone, he was either listening to a motivational podcast, reading a self-help book, or meditating.
The gym was his favorite place to be. His desire to better himself was admirable. He never missed a day and was always inviting old friends to join in on the fun while also forming new friendships to cherish. He worked extremely hard to become such a strong man—physically, mentally, and metaphorically. He is so well-known that he was recently featured on his first modeling cover. Tim’s unforgettable hugs will be remembered because he gave his all every time – you could feel his love and energy wrap around you. His laugh was contagious, and we will remember it for the rest of our lives. His smile lit up any room, and he was truly everyone’s best friend.
Timmy’s Life Celebration will be held on Monday, December 12, 2022 from 5 to 8 PM and Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at McGhee Givnish Funeral Home, 690 Belmont Ave., Southampton, PA 18966. At 11:00 a.m., a Mass will be held at Sant Hilary’s of Poitiers Church, 820 Susquehanna Road, Rydal, PA 19046. There will be a private burial. Donations should be made in Timmy’s name to The Recovery Scholarship Foundation of RCA, 2201 Renaissance Blvd, 3rd Floor, King of Prussia, PA 19406.