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Timothy Shrewsbery

Timothy Shrewsbery, age 55, of Columbus, Ohio died unexpectedly November 10, 2020.  He was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 16, 1965.  On December 24, 2013, he married William Mast. They shared 19 years together.  Timothy is survived by his husband, William Mast; father, Harold (Mickey) Shrewsbery; siblings, Gary (Bonnie) Shrewsbery, Lisa Cocklin, Lynn (Mike) Zinsmeister, & Tami (Kurt) Vaughn; mother-in-law, Rhoda Mast; brother-in-law, Russell (Mary) Mast; sisters-in-law, Jeanne (Evan) Slaughenhoupt, Mitzi Huntley (Kevin Thomas), & Vicki Birkey; many dearly loved nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends, and his devoted dogs, Baxter and Molly.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence Dittsworth.  Timothy worked as a Philanthropist, Fundraiser, Social Activist and Santa.  He was a member of the Columbus Gay Mens Chorus, a leader and Board Member at Camp Sunrise, founder and producer of the Bearvillities benefit show, and a strong advocate for Kaleidoscope Youth Center.  Timothy enjoyed gardening, producing shows, giving gifts and was a lover of dogs.  His proudest achievement was being able to help so many kids impacted by HIV/AIDS through Camp Sunrise.  Timothy was a big- hearted man that would do anything for anyone in need.  He never met a stranger and loved being Santa to friends and family.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kaleidoscope Youth Center, 603 E. Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.  Please visit to leave the family an online condolence.

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  • Rosie Whipkey says:

    You will be missed by All the family. Loved you and was Proud of you. Bill so sorry for your loss.

  • Barbara Thompson says:

    You were my brother in law for almost 27 yrs. Thank you for being on my side at times. You will be greatly missed!

  • Mark Cooke says:

    Tim will be deeply and forever missed by his multitude of friends and loved ones. He lived a full, meaningful, and accomplished life.

  • Neal Coryell says:

    Tim will be missed by the chorus. He was a welcome addition to the backstage at every show. He was very good at all that he did. My condolences to Bill.

  • Rob and Robert says:

    Tim was a great friend who we will miss. Even though we hadn’t been as close as we once were Tim and Bill had a special place in our hearts and he will be missed by everyone who had the thrill of meeting Tim. RIP friend we love and miss ya..

  • Jordan Zinsmeister says:

    My uncle was the best uncle ever. I’ll miss him very much everyday. My best wishes for uncle bill if you need anything let me know

  • Margi Bookmiller says:

    So very sorry Bill for your loss. Prayers going to you and your family.

  • Emily Hobson says:

    Tami, Lynn and family.
    My condolences to you in the loss of your brother. Prayers and hugs from a distance. Em

  • Mark E Dunaway says:

    Tim was an amazing man, with a big heart and an unlimited capacity to love and make others feel welcomed and happy. He will be greatly missed. Marc and I send our love and condolences to Bill and the entire Shrewsbery/Mast family.

  • David Walker says:

    My heart goes out to all of you over the loss of Tim. I first met him 8 years ago when I joined the chorus. I was like who is this grumpy looking man but I soon realized he was this stage mom with a heart of gold who really cared about everyone. When he wasen’t there I really missed his absence. Peace to you all.

  • David Hayes says:

    Tim made this world a much better place. He will be missed but never forgotten. Much love to Bill and all of Tim’s family.

  • Richard Shafer says:

    My sincere condolences to Bill and all of Tim’s family and friends. I always enjoyed talking to Tim at Cup O Joe or when he was out on his porch. He will be greatly missed.

  • James Trimmer says:

    Mu husband,Terry and I knew Tim from many years ago. When our world is so in need of great men. It is hard to understand why one of the best was taken from us. Our prayers are with Bill and family and all the people who Tim made their life better. If we want to honor Tim then we should do what he did. Work as much as we can to helping others.

    Pastor Jim Trimmer & Terry Knowlton

  • Martin Dean says:

    My sincerest sympathy to Bill and all of Tim’s family. Tim will be missed by many who were touched by his big heart.

  • Scott Humphrey says:

    I have been almost without words since I found out. I will miss our constant chats and throwing shade. You were a man of incredible talent and limitless charity. You helped me in my coming out story and were always there for advices, jokes, meaningful conversations, or a shoulder to cry on. I will miss you until we meet again. There aren’t many people who could get a bunch of bears to do themselves up in drag and prance around all in the name of charity, but you did. Our community lost a leader and I lost my best friend. Rest in peace my friend, you deserve it. Love you always.

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