Timothy Trow Palmer, 75, a 26 year resident of Annapolis, died July 29. Tim was born March 22, 1938 in Evanston, Illinois to his late parents, C.F. and Josephine Palmer. He graduated from Shattuck School in Faribault, MN, continuing his education at Carlton College in Northfield, MN and graduating in 1960 with a degree in Chemistry/Zoology. In 1964, he received a Master's Degree from the University of Minnesota, followed by a PhD in Zoology in 1974 from the University of Minnesota. In 1981, he received a second Master's Degree in Safety from the University of Southern California. A Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, he served from 1964 until his retirement in 1984. Tim's assignments included Ethiopia and Panama, where he taught medicine in the tropics. He also worked in the Navy as a parasitologist with the goal of finding a cure for malaria. Following retirement, he worked in Largo from 1985 to 2000 in Occupational Safety and Health. Tim's memberships included: Honorary Past Master of Annapolis Lodge #89; Boumi Shrine; Secretary/Treasurer Annapolis Shrine Club; Scottish Rite and York Rite Bodies; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; New Providence Club, (MSSA) Maryland Saltwater Sportfisherman's Assoc.; National Rifle Association; and Anne Arundel Fish & Game Assoc. He also served on the vestry at St. Paul's Anglican Church. Hunting, fishing, charitable service and Free Masonry were among his interests. In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his older son, Timothy Foster Palmer. Married June 1962, he is survived by his beloved wife, Eloise Palmer, of Annapolis; his son, JB Palmer of Nashville, TN; his daughter, Jennifer Ballenger of Alexandria, VA; and four grandchildren, Frankie, Foster, Bryce and Taylor. There will be a gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 2, with a Masonic Service at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, Inc., 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1505 Crownsville Rd., Crownsville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Annapolis Shrine Club, Transportation Fund, 2703 Howard Grove Rd., Davidsonville, MD 21035-1244, or St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1505 Crownsville Rd, Crownsville, MD 21032. Online condolences may be made to www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Capital on Aug. 1, 2013