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William A. Timmons

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William A. Timmons Obituary
William A. Timmons

AGE: 79 • Rehoboth Beach

William A. Timmons, age 79, of Rehoboth Beach, DE died on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at his home. He was the son of Harold and Ruth Timmons of Selbyville, DE and brother of Elizabeth Timmons Murray of Fenwick Island, DE.

Mr. Timmons was a graduate of Selbyville High School and the University of Delaware. In 1958, he joined the US Army and served two years active duty and four years of active reserves before retiring at the rank of Captain and as the Commanding Officer of a US Army Communications Security Company.

He joined Strawbridge & Clothiers of Philadelphia in 1960 in their Executive Development Program and after holding numerous positions in merchandising, he retired as Vice President for Sales Promotion in 1996 having the responsibility for advertising, visual merchandise presentation, display and special events.

Mr. Timmons was very active in the United Way and the American Red Cross of Southern Pennsylvania.

Mr. Timmons is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Cleave Timmons; three children, William Jeffrey Timmons, Jay Scott Timmons and Sharon Timmons Pilk; and ten grandchildren.

A celebration of life is planned at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in William's memory to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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Published in The News Journal on Oct. 20, 2015
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