SALEM, Ohio – Ralph F. Timmins, age 98, died at 3:15 a.m. Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Essex I of Salem.
He was born June 3, 1919 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, the son of William and Agnes (Morgan) Timmins.
He worked in the maintenance department of West Penn Power Company, was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Salem, loved woodworking, bocce, golfing, horseshoes and playing cards with his neighbors.
Ralph was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
His wife, Mary Lou (Starke) Timmins, whom he married July 24, 1968 preceded him in death on July 6, 2017.
Survivors include two daughters, Ellen “Sandy” (Richard) Schnelzer of Florida and Carol (Joe) Szakacs of New Kensington, Pennsylvania; a stepdaughter, Janet (Kevin) Chumney of Salem; two sisters, Dorothy Bowser and Agnes “Skip” Simons; six grandchildren, Raymond, Bobbi Jo, Nikki, Jody, Amy and Cole and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were four sisters, Ruth Lockerman, Martha Timmins, Ellen Timmins and Myrtle Shaffer and two brothers, John and Glenn Timmins.
Ralph donated his body to medical science.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Meta Cramer officiating.
Calling hours will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to services on Saturday, February 24.
Interment will be held at Hope Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Salem, 436 E. Second Street, Salem, OH 44460 or Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Bldg. E, Suite 201, Canfield, OH 44406.
Arrangements handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Thursday, February 22 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.