Tim Vincent Stimpfel

Profile Updated: October 22, 2019
Class of 1969
Residing In: Simi Valley, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Divorced
Children, Grandchildren: Scott Stimpfel, born in 1980 and graduated from South Pasadena HS in 1999 -- he was the QB of the football More…team. Graduated 2nd in his class from Marshall Business School @ USC, and earned his Master's Degree from NYU. Scott finished his doctorate at University of Penn and is now working with his wife, who also has her doctorate, at NYU. I now have two grandsons, Peter & Benjamin. Of course, they are the best. Michael, my youngest son, graduated from Tulane University and is currently residing in New Orleans -- so I have one living in NYC and the other in New Orleans. Oh yes, Michael was also the QB of his class. What ever happened to basketball?

Michael Stimpfel was also the QB of his football team, 2005. Michael graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans and is now working for for a consulting firm.
Occupation title: Retired
Occupation/Career(s) Details:

Was a teacher for 38 years so never really left the high school scene -- guess those kids do keep you young. During this time, I've taught Adapted PE, PE, Math, Business, Computer Applications, Desktop Publishing, Web page, & Video. I am now retired and enjoying The Life.

Published Author, Writer

Working on it.

Different places I have lived:

Graduated from South Pas High and headed to Cal State Fullerton where I lived for two years before venturing onto Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I was there until 1974 when I got a teaching job down in Blythe, California. I taught in Blythe, lived over the border in Ehrenberg, AZ for a few years, for 6 years before moving back to South Pasadena in 1980. I guess you could say I am a home body as I've been here since.

Family history living in South Pasadena:

Moved to South Pasadena in 1956 where my dad built a house right by the high school football stadium. Attended El Centro Elementary School and then onto Holy Family before eventually going to South Pasadena Middle School. After Cal Poly SLO, moved to Blythe where I taught for 6 years, and then back to South Pasadena. I moved to Simi Valley in 2019.

Family members who also went to SPHS:

Ted - 1967
Terri - 1970
Scott - 1999
Michael - 2005

School Memories:

Had to be of the friendships that I made from playing sports. Also, those times we'd sit around the quad area as seniors and all tell jokes and stories.

Organizations, clubs, sports groups, and other groups I (did or do) participate in (in high school and/or now):


Milestones & Epiphanies:

Was the head varsity basketball coach for 20 years at the high school level and won a CIF-SS Championship back in 1984 ... for us coaches, was is the biggest accomplishment you could obtain. There were 102 schools in our division that year and we beat the defending CIF-SS team, Sonora High School, by the widest margin of victory in CIF history up to that time. We lost finally in the state semi-finals to Oceanside.

[Date] What's happening in my life now:

I finally retired from teaching in June of 2012 and now am travelling, scanning family pictures, and converting those old VHS tapes to DVD. Recently went on a cruise to Alaska, travelled to South Bend, Indiana to watch the Stanford v. ND game, and have ventured to Cambria for a few days. Also took in the Jimmy Buffet concert in Las Vegas and planning on seeing the Eagles towards the end of December and The Who in January ... so much to do and not enough time to do it all in. My next visit to NYC will be my 20th in a 4-year span. So those frequent flyer miles are adding up.

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

Have seen just about every major band from the 60's and continue at local venues as well as the Greek Theater & The Hollywood Bowl.

Additional Comments:

My favorite teacher: Mr. Ward. Thought he did a super job and he coached JV baseball one year even though he had little baseball experience and felt that was pretty cool of him to do that.

Tim Vincent's Latest Interactions

Dec 06, 2021 at 1:33 AM
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Oct 22, 2019 at 8:17 AM
Tim Vincent Stimpfel has left an In Memory comment for Stephen Czerkas.
Oct 14, 2019 at 9:33 AM

Steve and his family were friends with my family as we go back to the days at Holy Family.  His fascination for dinasours was amazing as was his accomplishments in the field.  When we were in 2nd grade, I believe, we headed up to the Blue Jay area where a bunch of classmates were celebrating Steve's birthday at a cabin.  I still haven't forgotten the time when we were all outside the cabin and he proceeded to grab a lizard by the tail at the age of 7 -- even back then he was fascinated with lizards.

Steve was very meticulous and took an extraordinary amount of time to draw a fantastic poster for me when running for Commissioner of Men.  I remember seeing that poster for the first time and couldn't believe how detailed it was.  I am really not surprised at his accomplishments in life as they are extraordinay and again shows the diversity of the Class of 1969.  

Dec 06, 2018 at 1:33 AM
Dec 06, 2017 at 1:33 AM
Dec 06, 2016 at 1:33 AM
Tim Vincent Stimpfel has left an In Memory comment for Sal A Ochoa Jr.
Oct 04, 2016 at 9:33 AM

Sal was a great guy and was actually in my class at Holy Family when I went to school there.  He was always friendly and concerned about his fellow classmates.  I saw Sal at Pavilions about 4 months before he passed and he was headed down to Costa Rica where he lived a good deal of the time.  We were hoping that he could make it to our Holy Family 50th Reunion (8th grade graduation) but he passed before it happened.  RIP Sal ... you were a good friend.

Dec 06, 2015 at 1:33 AM
Dec 06, 2014 at 1:33 AM
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM
A "younger" picture of myself, Tim Stimpfel, with my good friend, Ray Von Neida -- we were probably around 12 years of age at that time.