A lover of technology, Tim Feury was always searching for the latest and greatest tablets, phones and electronic gadgets.
“Sometimes he would order one, find a better one before it got here and be cancelling it to get a better one,” said Mary Feury, his wife of almost 10 years. “He would light up for his toys.”
He and Mary Feury even met online.
“We always said we were the originals because we did it before it was cool to be online,” she said.
Tim Feury, a graduate of James Caldwell High School in New Jersey, came to Atlanta in the early 1980s and later founded an IT and security company, Altec Systems, Inc. Mary Feury said her husband was a hardworking man of integrity, especially in his business.
She said he will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.
“He would be Mr. Businessman the one second and he would have you cracking up the next second,” she said. “He was always the one doing the eulogies because he could make someone laugh in a sad time. We just talked about how he is trying to make us laugh now because he isn’t here.”
Tim Feury, 56, of Roswell, died June 12 of complications from heart failure. A funeral is planned for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church. Northside Chapel Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
He was a lover of people and animals, especially his own dogs. Mary Feury said he and Fletcher, who they adopted over 10 years ago, had an especially close bond.
“We walked out (of the store) and we didn’t even get to the car before we said we had to bring him home. Tim picked him up and it was history at that point,” she said.
His sister Patricia Borys of Marietta said Tim Feury was the kind of person who always tried to be there for people in whatever way he could, even as a child.
“We used to get punished and we were a large family,” she said. “We would all stand there and be silent and he wouldn’t be the guilty one and he would stand up and say ‘I did it.’ ”
Tim Feury was a dedicated Catholic who read his Bible every day, but Mary Feury said he also loved to study what made his faith: the history and philosophies of it and why it was the way it was.
“That is probably the number one most important thing about him, is faith and family,” she said. “That was him.”
In addition to his wife and sister, Tim Feury is survived by sons, Andrew Feury of Atlanta, Matthew Feury of Atlanta, and Ryan Feury of Marietta; sisters, MaryAnn Baker of Flanders, N.J. and Elizabeth Feury of Mount Olive Township, N.J.; brothers, John Feury of Verona, N.J. and Robert Feury of Lincoln Park, N.J.; and one grandchild.