STAFFORD - The Stafford Township and neighboring communities spent Friday shaken by the sad news of the passing of local businessman Timothy Kohlheim on Thursday night. 

Shore Fire Grille owner, Timothy Kohlheim, was not only a successful business owner and family man, but also one who always lend a helping hand whenever someone in our community needed it. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on August 15, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 72 west in the area of Marsha Drive involving two vehicles.

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On Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Candlelight Vigil to honor the life of Tim.  The vigil will be held at the Nautilus Park in the Ocean Acres section of Manahawkin.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a candle for the ceremony. 

Kohlheim leaves behind a wife Samantha and two daughters. He was only 36 years old. 

We are deeply saddended at the loss of Tim and we send our deepest condolonces to his wife Samantha, and their two beautiful daughters, Avalon and Addison. 

Over the past fours years since TAPinto Stafford/LBI was started, whenever a special event was going on, a fundraiser, anything, Tim was always a part of it. He always wanted to help in any way he could. He has touched so many lives in Southern Ocean County, but also most recently to a family from Oklahoma.

His giving hand and his heart for his family, community and business was evident in everything Tim did. We feel blessed to have known him and have worked with him over the last few years. 

Link to GoFund Me Page to support the family is here