Timothy F. Ungashick

November 14, 1940 ‒ February 13, 2020

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Canton, Ohio


Timothy F. Ungashick, age 79 of Delaware passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the home of his daughter while surrounded by his family.

He was born on November 14, 1940 in Canton to the late Paul T. and Bernice (Buchanan) Ungashick. Tim graduated from Canton Central High School and served in the US Army.  He first worked with the family owned Sanitary Laundry Service in Massillon. Tim married his lifelong partner, Elnor, and  they were married in 1970, a union lasting 46 strong years.

With a passion for harness racing, he operated the Ungashick Horse Farm in Beach City, Ohio while training at Stark County Fairgrounds before coming to Delaware, Ohio in 1986 to be near the center of the harness racing circuit. Tim was an owner, trainer, and driver from 1978 until his retirement in 1991. He was the proud winner of the 1982 Ohio Sire Stakes with JL Coaltown. Tim was a top driver in Ohio during the ’80’s.

He also enjoyed golf and the comradery of the golf course and competitveness of the game. Tim was a member of New Era Golf and worked at the Westerville Golf Center and Mill Creek Golf Club.

Determined and strong willed, he was the consummate joker, friendly in nature and always greeted others with a smile. One to improvise and although stern, he possessed a soft tender side.  He schooled in “playing a bad hand well” and lived a life with no regrets.

Tim cherished relationships in life and those developed while playing golf. Most importantly he treasured his family.  There was no greater joy then the time spent watching his children play athletics and mentoring and supporting his grandchildren in the game of life.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Jerry (Michele) Ungashick of Ostrander, Stacey (Daniel) Lobdell, Paul Ungashick and Vickie Ungashick all of Delaware area, grandchildren: Clay and Jack Ungashick, Bryce Reed, and Tori Ungashick, as well as brother John Ungashick, and a host of fellow golfer and friends.

A golf centered Celebration of his life will be announced this Spring.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to be assisting the Ungashick family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to a future scholarship fund, to be determined.

  • Dear John,
    So sorry that you and your family have suffered this loss. If only our loved ones could be with us forever. You will be in our thoughts.
    Mary and Terry

  • What a wonderful man, everyone that knew him will remember him kindly. I don’t remember when I met Tim, but all I know is I immediately felt welcome and cared for from day one.
    Bryce, you keep that golf game going buddy and make your Papaw happy. There was a lot of love in Timmy.
    God Bless the Family, my prayers are with you.

  • I have only knew Tim for about 3 years. From the first moment I felt welcomed . He became one of my best friends as I am sure everyone feels the same. He will be terrible missed. I will keep him in my memory forever and hope to meet him on the other side. Much love to his family.

  • Jerry, Stacey, and Paul,
    Please accept our sincere condolences, you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Tears heal, memories comfort and love lives on forever.
    Paul and Barbara Ford

  • We were deeply honored and blessed to have known Tim. He was a blessing in our lives, and we will forever carry him in our hearts.

    Every time we were together all I did was laugh and enjoy every single second. His jokes were great and it was amazing how he and I agreed on so many things. But the greatest memories are with him and mom together and the joy and love they had for his family and friends.

    He welcomed us into the family with open arms and hugs and we will never forget ♥

    We will all miss him, and he’s now with mom resting and watching over us enjoying the 19th hole ♥

    God bless the entire family and friends. Prayers !!

  • To Tim’s family,
    I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Tim at the WESTERVILLE range.
    As you well know , Tim never met a stranger and we became buds and golfing partners several times. Even though our games might not have been up to par ,we always shared
    A good time. Tim, always had a funny saying or was just plain good at saying something
    That made us laugh. I don’t think Tim ever had a bad day.
    The few times he was serious was when he talked about family. I could see in his eyes and talk the love he had for all of you. I understand the void you must feel . But rest assured Tim is doing well and reunited with his bride.
    Thank you for sharing him with all of us, Ned

  • Dear Ungashick family
    My deepest condolences on your( and our) loss of Tim . I have known him only since he came to the golf center.I think with sadness how much more I could have enjoyed his great personality and story telling if we had known him years earlier.He was one of a kind and I will miss him. Bryce I hope you can achieve all the hopes your grandfather had for you. Again my sincerest condolences.
    Erich gaiser

  • Tim and I first met at the Westerville Golf Center (WGC) where both of us started working about the same time. A year or maybe two years later, I was driving through my neighborhood and I saw Tim out walking. I stopped my car and asked Tim what he was doing here! He told me I live in this neighborhood, what are you doing here he asked. We knew each other working at WGC but had no idea we also lived in the same neighborhood.

    We worked together, golfed together, laughed together, shared memories, told stories and lies, and genuinely enjoyed each other’s company. He was a good man, a kind man, a family man, and a proud, proud grandpa. He enjoyed life. He was my friend and I will miss him deeply.

    To the Ungashick family, Tim will always be in our thoughts and forever in our hearts.

  • Condolences not to just Tim’s family, but to everyone who ever knew him. I only knew him for a few years but right from the get-go he felt like an old buddy. Tim, we are really going to miss ya. Rest in peace my friend.

  • I was shocked and saddened to hear about Tim’s passing. He was always so full of life, laughter, and orneriness, it is hard to believe that he is gone. I am reminded of the many golf outings Mike and Tim enjoyed, and know that he was one of Mike’s best friends. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you much comfort and courage as you grieve the loss of your very special father.

    Teresa Watkins

  • Played golf with him at mill creek in September. What a great day it was. We laughed all the way around. What a great guy. Doug Gordin

  • I Love Tim & Elnor so much and so thankful for knowing them. So sorry for All of you. Prayers for comfort!
    Lee Ann

  • Jerry my deepest sympathy to you,Clay,Jack and family.
    Thinking of you at this difficult time. Vicki Giammarco

  • My son, Tom Finley, worked for your dad at the Delaware Fairgrounds. I also trained there and became friends with your dad. I heard about his passing a few days ago, and my heart was saddened. Tim was a really great guy and trainer. I am sure you will miss him. Condolences from my wife, Loveda, and me.

  • My condolences to the Ungashick family. Tim was the stepping stone to my career in the horse business. He lived by a strict set of rules. And I remember a lot of his one liners for this day. Rest in peace.

  • I’m sorry to hear about Tim’s passing. I don’t remember exactly what year it was when I met Tim, but I know it was at Mill Creek Golf Club, it had to soon after he moved into the house behind the 18th tee. Always enjoyed seeing Tim either playing golf or if he was on a mower……I will miss seeing him at NewEra….

  • Always enjoyed time on the course with Tim … good golfer, great storyteller and an even better person. Prayers for strength and peace for the family.