Francis A. Timmins
02/06/1940 - 07/05/2016

Francis A. “Timmy” Timmins, 76, of McSherrystown, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Hanover Hall Nursing Center. He was the husband of Mary C. (Hensel) Timmins to whom he was married 48 years.  Born February 6, 1940 in McSherrystown, he was the son of the late Hayes J. and Helen M. (Kuhn) Timmins.  Timmy retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a construction project supervisor. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown, the Bonneauville CWV and a life member and past governor of the McSherrystown Moose. Timmy was a patriot and proudly served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era.  Surviving in addition to his wife is a niece; Cynthia M. Garland and her husband Mark of Hagerstown, MD; and a cousin; Christine M. Reynold and her husband Barry of Hanover. He was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth J. Timmins.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday July 8, 2016 at Annunciation Catholic Church 26 N. 3rd St., McSherrystown, with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and relatives will be received 9:30 to 10 am Friday at the church.  Contributions in memory of Timmy can be made to the McSherrystown Moose, 534 South St, McSherrystown, PA 17344.

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Posted at:07/06/2016 6:06 pm
Cynthia Garland -
My Uncle Frank had a wonderful sense of humor, was gracious and kind to all he met, and took wonderful care of my Aunt Mary. He made her very happy. I remember when visiting as a child, he would throw me in the air and catch me as a greeting and farewell. I used to kid him by asking that he continue to do so when I reach adulthood. Even as his health declined, he never complained, choosing instead to talk of his military duty, travels, relate stories from his work, or discuss current events. I will miss him, and my life is better for having him as my uncle.

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