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Timothy J. Meade

Timothy J. Meade, 60, of Dunmore, died peacefully on Friday morning at Community Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton, surrounded by his loving family, as he had wished, after a sudden illness.

Born in Miami, Florida, he was the son of the late John B. and Ellen Conway Meade. After a childhood in New Jersey, including a most memorable period in Atlantic City, he moved with his family to Dunmore in 1965, and Dunmore became "home" forever. After graduating from Dunmore Central Catholic High School in 1971, he enlisted in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, a service to his country of which he was extremely proud and humble. He attended Penn State University, and later worked as a security officer at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, from where he retired recently after a long career there, serving fellow veterans.

A habitual golfer, fisherman, deer hunter, swimmer, kayaker, skier — WHATEVER — Tim was a true outdoorsman. Tim especially loved being by the river, lake and ocean. A longtime member of Elmhurst Country Club, he enjoyed the camaraderie of his golfing buddies, many of them high school friendships maintained since his days of being sixth man on the basketball team. History and politics informed his opinions.

Tim loved to travel, especially to the New Jersey and Massachusetts shores, and Nantucket Island, where he spent good times with the people he so dearly loved. In later years, Tim thoroughly enjoyed traveling with his companion, Mary Ann McMyne, and spending time with her family. Tim treasured the perfect solitude of Fisherman's Rest, casting his fishing line into the Susquehanna there, up near Mehoopany, or on Moosic Lake. Tim Meade was a quiet man......and he found peace in these places. He had a big heart, and he was a gentle, kind soul.

Surviving are two brothers, Cory, and wife, Kathy, Moosic Lakes; and John B. Jr. and wife, Holly, Dunmore; two sisters, Patricia Lavelle and husband, Thomas, Walpole, Massachusetts; Mary Ellen Meade and husband, Bill Batterman, Ithaca, N.Y.; eight nieces and nephews, Cory Jr., Jody and Eddie Meade, Will and Lydia Meade, Michael and Kate Lavelle, and Zach Batterman; his companion, Mary Ann McMyne, Carbondale; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, with Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Avenue, Scranton. Friends may call at the Frank M. Regan Funeral Home, 715 Linden St., Scranton, on Monday from 5-8 p.m. Inurnment, Cathedral Cemetery. Those attending the funeral are asked to proceed directly to the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Tim's name to St. Joseph's Center, St. Joseph's Center Foundation, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509; or to the .

Published in Scranton Times on June 16, 2013
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