Robert Timmann Robert McDonald Timmann, 55, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, in a military helicopter crash in Northern Iraq. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at First United Methodist Church in Stuart. A memorial service in Tallahassee is planned for later this month. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements.Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Timmann Family Scholarship Account at any First National Bank of the Treasure Coast branch, the Indian River Community College Foundation, c/o Criminal Justice Training Institute, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34981, or to a favorite charity. He was born March 25, 1956, in Riverhead, N.Y. Bob was serving on a one-year mission as an international police liaison officer training Iraqi police officers.For the preceding six years, he had been a law-enforcement investigator for the Florida Attorney General's Office in Tallahassee. After earning his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Cortland, where he also played on the varsity football team, Bob completed advanced training in numerous criminal-justice and law-enforcement specializations throughout the country.Bob came to Tallahassee from Stuart, where he had served for 17 years as a detective sergeant and supervised special units with the Martin County Sheriff's Office. He was a certified instructor, expert witness and administrator in numerous law-enforcement fields. Bob also taught as an adjunct faculty member at the Indian River Community College Criminal Justice Training Institute in Fort Pierce.Additionally, Bob was a superior competitor in the Florida and International Law Enforcement Olympics, earning 12 Gold, eight Silver and three Bronze medals in discus and shot put competitions. Among many other honors, Bob was named Treasure Coast Police Officer of the Year and in 2004 received a Special Appreciation Award from the U.S. Attorney General's Office.He was a master Mason and member of Larson Lodge No. 361 in Tallahassee. A beloved father and husband devoted to spending time with family, he especially enjoyed traveling with them on trips to literary and historical sites throughout New England and the South. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Carolyn Barton Timmann, and his two children, Shannon Baldwin Timmann, 19, a student at the University of Florida, and Morgan Alexander Timmann, 15, a student at Chiles High School in Tallahassee.Other survivors include two brothers, John Charles "Jack" Timmann of Phoenixville, Pa., and David Wayne Timmann (and wife Jeanne) of Glenmoore, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Luann Barton Justak (and husband John) of Sewalls Point and Jennifer C. Barton of Gainesville; his mother-in-law, Nancy L. Butler of Stuart; two nieces, Alexis H. Justak and Charlotte G. Justak, both of Sewalls Point; a nephew, Kiefer J. Timmann of Glenmoore, and many cousins, aunts and uncles.He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian McDonald Schrage and Raymond F. Timmann, who were of Stuart.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 13, 2006