When it came to fishing, Timothy S. Grim Jr. liked a good fight.
Pike, carp, muskie, bass -- the 19-year-old was interested in whatever would present a challenge on the end of his line, said his mother, Tanya Weidner of Warrington Township.
"The more of a fight he got, the happier he was," she recalled.
But when it came to his family and friends, Grim wasn't like that at all.
"He had a very kind heart. He was a wonderful brother and a wonderful son," she said. "He was always a happy person to be around -- he'd bring a smile to anybody's face."
Grim, who recently moved to Wellsville from East Berlin, died about 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in a fiery crash along the Baltimore Pike in Washington Township.
Police said Grim apparently lost control at a slight curve in the road and went into the northbound lane, where a tractor-trailer smashed into the passenger side of his Toyota. He likely died instantly, according to the York County Coroner's Office.
Outdoorsman: Most of Grim's free time was spent in the natural world.
"Timmy was very outdoorsy," Weidner said. "His life was all about hunting and fishing."
He inherited his love of those activities from his dad, Timothy Grim Sr. of East Berlin, according to Weidner.
In addition to sharing a name, the men shared hunting and fishing adventures, relishing the time they spent together, she said.
The younger Grim had many mounts of his conquests, including pike, turkey, deer and fox, his mother said.
"He did most of his fishing around here in local streams," she said. "His father lives along the Conewago Creek," and he fished there as well.
Chimney sweep: Grim Jr. was raised in East Berlin and spent most of his life there, according to Weidner. He also lived in the Dover area for a time, she said.
He attended Northern York High School and for the past few years had been working as a chimney sweep for Anderson Chimney Sweeps in New Cumberland.
"He was a really good guy," said Rick Anderson, president and CEO of the company. "He never called off, never complained," Anderson said.
Grim had no fear of being in high places, whether that was scrabbling across rooftops or climbing ladders, his boss said.
"He was a natural at it," Anderson said.
Grieving sisters: Grim's survivors also include his older sisters, Danielle Grim, 26, and Nicole Grim, 21, three nephews and a niece. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, a 6-month-old St. Bernard named Turk, his mom said.
She recalled how, as children, her daughters loved to play dress-up with their baby brother -- but only until he was about 5 years old.
"And then he put his foot down," Weidner said.
A memorial service was set for 1 p.m. Monday at Feiser Funeral Home, 306 Harrisburg St. in East Berlin.
Afterward, people at the service will be invited back to Weidner's home to celebrate her son's life.
"We're hoping everyone comes. We'll have a bonfire and lots of food, and hopefully tell stories about Timmy," she said. "He was very loved and will be missed by everybody.
"For some of us, the world just won't be the same again."
-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.