Timothy David Donnelly, 77, of Santa Fe, died Friday, September 17, 2021. He was born to the late Paul and Eileen Donnelly, September 3, 1944, in Los Angeles, Ca.
Tim was an actor by trade who played various bit acting roles throughout the 1960’s and 70’s on well-known television shows including Dragnet and Adam-12 until securing a lead role on Emergency! in 1972, in which he played Chester B. “Chet” Kelly. After the show’s end in 1979, he continued to act in various film and television roles including “The Toolbox Murders,” “The Clonus Horror,” CHiPs and The A-Team. After retiring from acting, he worked close to 20 years as a set painter within the film and television industry. Upon his retirement, he lived the remainder of his life in Santa Fe, NM.
Tim is survived by his daughter Ashley Horne, son-in-law Josh Horne, grandsons Colin (11) and Graeme Horne (8), and sister Kathy Buehler and brother Dennis Donnelly.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to the Los Angeles County Fire Museum or the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society. A service will be held at San Isidro Catholic Church on Friday, September 24, at 9:00 a.m. with a burial to follow at Rosario Cemetery.
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