Musical event honors memory of Timmer Wood

Timothy Wood, known to family and friends as Timmer, a member of the Wilton High School class of 2002, was killed by a drunk driver in Florida in 2008.

He will be remembered Saturday, July 27, at Timmer Jam, a musical event beginning at 6 p.m., at Seaside Tavern in Stamford. Headlining the event will be the band Jackson Fuse, reuniting for this occasion. They will be joined by several other bands, and there will be a silent auction and raffle with prizes.

The event will benefit two organizations close to Mr. Wood’s heart: Habitat for Humanity and PAWS.

While at Wilton High, Mr. Wood was a member of the football and lacrosse teams. He joined Wood Builders in 2003 and was a member of the fourth generation working in the family business.

At the time of his death he was described as “a fearless and tireless worker, a physically powerful young man with an emerging reputation for initiative and leadership. He was also playful, kind, and sweet-natured, known from childhood as a person generous with friendship and laughter as well as with any material thing he owned.”

A lover of music, Mr. Wood also enjoyed fishing with his father, skiing, boating and playing with the family dogs.

“Years ago we lost a great son, brother, and friend in Timmer Wood,” his family said on the website announcing the event. “We have long discussed ways to honor his memory in an appropriate way, doing something he loved and benefiting causes important to him. Thankfully Ian and Jackson Fuse were able to push us in the right direction with the first annual Timmer’s Way concert event.

“We are thrilled to finally have these events in motion and look forward to an annual tradition of honoring Timmer and the values he represents.”

For its part, the band said, “Jackson Fuse is reuniting for one last gig to raise money for Habitat for Humanity and PAWS in memory of Timmer Wood. He was a big supporter of us as the band started so as we part ways around the country we thought we could go out in a way that supports some of the things he loved. Building homes for those in need, and animals.”

There is a suggested donation of $20 for the event, which comes with a drink ticket.