SOUTH PORTLAND - Timothy C. Salce, 63, of South Portland, died unexpectedly Friday, March 14th, at home. He was born on September 27, 1950, in Keene, NH, the son of Alfred J. and Madeline M. (Boyea) Salce. Tim, a 1968 graduate of Keene High School and graduated from Keene State College in 1974, with a BA degree and major in Liberal Arts and Psychology. As a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Tim was chosen to represent them at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. Theatre was Tim's passion, and he was a gifted baritone. He performed in high school productions and in Lion's Club plays in Keene, Dinner Theatre in Boca Raton FL, on Broadway in New York City, and Merrill Auditorium in Portland. During his years in New York, Tim worked professionally in daytime TV, movies, studio work and numerous commercials. His singing career took him from Broadway and club work to touring nationally with Broadway shows including Jacques Brell, Carousel, Peter Pan, Evita, Camelot and South Pacific. Tim also enjoyed doing premiere performances of "A Church is Born" and "Tribute to Sondheim" at Carnegie Hall. In 1985 Tim met and fell in love with Jean DiPietro. Tim and Jean took advantage of all that New York had to offer. They were married in 1991 and joined by daughter Gabriella Grace in 1994. Tim loved singing, performing and touring; his greatest love was for his family and home. Just prior to the birth of their son Anthony Joseph, the Salce's moved to South Portland to raise their young family. In addition to Tim's talents as a performer, he was a wonderful chef, and joined Churchill Catering in 1997 where he put his creative energies to work in the culinary arts. He later joined Whole Foods in Portland, and at the time of his death he worked in the prepared foods department. Tim supported his children's activities in sports and the arts. Tim shared the gift of song with his daughter Gabby, and they performed together in local dinner theatre and benefits. Their spontaneous duets at home and family gatherings will be missed most of all. For over 10 seasons Tim performed in The Best of Broadway benefit for The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center. He formed deep and lasting friendships with his entire Best of Broadway family. Tim's loving and generous spirit, combined with his humor and compassion, drew people in. He was deeply loved by friends, family and extended family. Tim was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife Jean, his daughter Gabriella, and son Anthony; his brother Michael Salce (Linda) of Keene, NH ; sister Gayle (John Duplissie) of Swanzey, NH: his mother and father in law, Sam and Helen DiPietro of South Portland; brothers in law Michael DiPietro (Jane) of Cape Elizabeth, Sam DiPietro of South Portland, Susan DiPietro (Robert Green) of South Portland, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Salce's would like to thank their neighbors and extended family, the Smiths and Tierney-Trevors, as well as SP First Responders for their compassion and support. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday March 18 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Conroy - Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday March 19 at Holy Cross Church in South Portland. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.Online condolences may be expressed below.