ANNE MIYAMOTO TIMMINS
MIYAMOTO TIMMINS--Anne. After a long battle with breast cancer, Anne Eiko Miyamoto (Timmins) passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Sunday, September I, 2013. An actor and playwright, Anne's most iconic role was in the long-running 1970's Calgon detergent commercial that launched the phrase "Ancient Chinese Secret" into the pop culture lexicon. She appeared alongside Al Pacino in the Broadway show "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and in David Hare's "Plenty" with Julianne Moore in Washington, D.C. In recent years, Anne's work as a fiction writer led to residencies at Yaddo, Ragdale, and Sarah Lawrence College. She won the Hawaii Prize in 2009 for her play, "The Mango Tree," which was presented the previous year by The Pan Asian Repertory Company. Anne has performed as an actor in many of their productions as an actor during her early years in New York. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Anne received her BA at the University of Hawaii, and M.S. degrees at New York University and Carnegie-Mellon. She is survived by her three children Mari Keiko Gonzalez, of Brooklyn; Justin Miyamoto Weiner and his wife Beth Foresta, also of Brooklyn, and Joshua Samuel Mitsuo Weiner, of Manhattan; three grandchildren Devon Kameko Gonzalez, Tyler Joseph Foresta Weiner, and Olivia Rose Foresta Weiner. She has one sister, Carol Miyamoto of Honolulu. Services will be held today Sunday, September 8, at 4pm at Riverside Memorial Chapel, on 76th Street in Manhattan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to panasianrep.org and in the notes section please indicate it is for the Anne Miyamoto New Works Fund.

Published by New York Times on Sep. 8, 2013.
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Thinking of you Mom. Mari & Justin & I raised a toast to you again this year 2021. Here in NYC. Love, Josh
Josh
Family
October 25, 2021
I hope that Anne´s family is doing well. I´m sorry I wasn't able to contact Mari by email last year. Would it be possible to know of an organization to donate to in Anne´s name? Thank you.
Christine Wang
October 22, 2021
On behalf of the Marzan family, we extend our belated but heartfelt condolences to Mari, Justin and Josh for the loss of your beautiful Mother. I pray for her eternal peace and for your continued health, peace and happiness. May god bless you all...
ANGEL MARZAN
August 11, 2021
I found my way here because I wanted to know more about more about Ms. Miyamoto Timmins. I've been reading through past issues of The East Village Other and came across a short piece about her in the January 1, 1966 issue. I thought it might be of interest to post a picture of that article here. When I read this, I had no idea she was the actress from the Calgon ads. I remember those fondly.
joearf
October 23, 2020
Dear Mom,

In loving memory of Mom. Thinking of YOU on this day, during the week of your passing. Today is August 31st, 2020.

Love, Joshua SM Weiner
Joshua Weiner
Son
August 31, 2020
I met Anne by taking her writing class. She was a true teacher. Not only did she help my writing but I think of her every time I bake. My daughters know I will quote Anne even before we gather our ingredients. She was supportive enough to come to a reading of my play. She will stay in my heart forever. Condolences to Joshua, the rest of her family, and all of her friends. Ann Hirsch

ann h hirsch
Friend
August 30, 2020
I met Anne through Kim Chan, the Chinese-American actor that played The Ancient in the David Carrdine Kung Fu television series,...maybe around 1998 (?). We became good friends and even pen pals when she left NYC for a bit and then returned.

I enjoyed attending various Asian American performances and Heritage events with her and have thought about her at various times these past few years.

Sad to hear she has passed - I always thought we would be able to reconnect. Best wishes to her kids and grandkids.
Farren Ionita
Friend
July 5, 2020
Thinking of you, in loving memory, this Mother's Day 2020. Love from your son Joshua SM Weiner
Joshua Weiner
Son
May 10, 2020
Tomorrow is Saint Valentine's Day 2020. Thinking of you. RIP Aunty Carol.

Love, Josh
Josh Weiner
February 13, 2020
Mari,
So sorry to hear that Carol passed away. I met her at Anne's funeral, and Anne often talked of her. Of course, Anne is always with me. Everyday I pass the condos where she lived, and it brings pack memories. Dear dearest friend, and Montclair is not the same for me without her.
Best to you, Josh, and Justin,
Laura
Laura Freedgood
February 10, 2020
Hi Christine and thanks so much for your message. I'm sure that isn't true and that you were a wonderful friend to mom. We still miss her every day and sadly, her only sister, Carol, passed away recently on January 12th in Honolulu. Justin and I were fortunate to be able to be with her when she left us.

https://obits.staradvertiser.com/2020/01/26/carol-mitsuko-miyamoto/

please feel free to email me at [email protected]
Mari Keiko Gonzalez
February 9, 2020
Would it be possible to let me know of a charity especially meaningful to Anne? I wasn't a good friend to her, but I hope she has forgiven me and I would like to help support a cause she believed in.
Christine Wang
February 8, 2020
In Memory of Aunty Carol. God bless Aunt Carol Miyamoto.

Love from your son, Josh Weiner
Joshua Weiner
January 13, 2020
For Mom on her birthday October 24th, 2019. Having dinner tonight in your honor with Mari & Justin. Love from your son Josh
Joshua Weiner
Son
October 24, 2019
I hope Anne's family are all doing well. Peace and remembrance ~
Friend
September 26, 2019
we r thinking about u today on liv's birthday and wish u were here with us. Love u n miss u everyday, momma. ❤❤❤ mari
Mari keiko Gonzalez
August 31, 2019
For Mom in Memorial of her passing from this world. This August 2019.
Joshua Weiner
August 30, 2019
Mother's Day 2019.

Thinking of you.

Love from your son Josh
Joshua Weiner
May 12, 2019
Columbus Day 2018. Nice family gathering this past weekend. Thinking of you, Mom.

Love, Josh
Joshua Weiner
October 8, 2018
I hope all of Anne's family is doing well. May God watch over you all.
September 12, 2018
It's been 4 years. RIP.

Love, Josh
Josh Weiner
September 2, 2018
Going to see Crazy Rich Asians this Monday August 20th, 2018 the 1:15pm at Lincoln Squate Theaters. Thinking of you.

Love, Josh
Joshua Weiner
August 20, 2018
hi mom- love and miss you lots xoxo munchie
mari keiko gonzalez
July 13, 2018
June 30th. thinking of you Mom. RIP. Love, Josh
Joshua Weiner
June 30, 2018
For Mom,

Thinking of you this week after Mother's Day 2018.

Love, Josh
Joshua Weiner
May 15, 2018
I was online looking up info about old commercials I remembered as a kid when I stumbled upon an obituary for Ann Miyamoto Timmins. My belated condolences to her children and grandchildren. It's always hard to lose a parent. Through the wonders of the internet I learned who your mother was and learned a little about what she did in her life. Now I wish I had done this years ago.
Tim B.
April 20, 2018
Hi, Mom. I lit a candle for you at Holy Name on Easter 2018.

Love, Josh
Joshua Weiner
April 2, 2018
You are so often in my mind, and I miss you terribly. A short but one-of-a-kind friendship, my one-and-only Annie.
Love you always,
Laura
Laura
December 2, 2017
Rip.
October 12, 2017
thank you to the person who posted a message about mom. xomari
mari keiko gonzalez
September 5, 2017
hi mommapie-
this wkend was a rough one. music heard on the radio: somewhere over the rainbow and time in a bottle. love u n miss u. xomunchie
September 5, 2017
I am saying prayers in memory of Anne and her family. I hope you are all doing well.
September 2, 2017
Thinking of you on this day. September 1st, 2017. Love from your son, Joshua SM Weiner
Joshua Weiner
September 1, 2017
Thinking of you. RIP Mom. Love , Josh
Josh Weiner
Son
May 23, 2017
Josh Weiner
Son
May 23, 2017
thank u to the anonymous person who left us a msg on mothers day xoxo
May 15, 2017
Best wishes to Anne's family.
May 14, 2017
RIP Mom.

Love, Joshua Samuel Weiner
Joshua Weiner
September 1, 2016
hi mom- we miss u today and every day xoxoxo
mari keiko gonzalez
September 1, 2016
In memory of Anne...best wishes to her family.
September 1, 2016
For Mom.

8/31/2016

Love from your son Josh
Josh Weiner
August 31, 2016
c m
April 17, 2016
I'm having brunch with Mari and Justin today. Love, Josh.
Josh Weiner
October 24, 2015
Remembering you today, Anne, with love.
Christine Wang
August 22, 2015
Thinking of you Mom. Love, Josh
Josh Weiner
August 21, 2015
To all of Anne's friends and family:
Her talent and warmth are still felt in 10/14.
We miss her today and every day. Her courage, her wisdom, her values are an inspiration to us all. She was a rare soul who was so real and genuine. I followed her from her teaching at The School on the lower east side of NYC to her acting at Arena Stage in Washington, DC .RIP my cousin.
Ed, Lisa and family
Lisa Kassoff
October 3, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Anne's passing last year. She was an inspiration to so many and taught by example how to follow one's dreams. I will always remember her friendship. It truly changed my life.
Christine Wang
August 30, 2014
dear Anne
I am so sorry to hear of your passing. I wil miss your friendship and inspiraton forever,
with all my love
Lynn Newmark
Lynn Newmark
January 7, 2014
We met at 70W 95th Street when we were all starting out as young parents, it was a beautiful place to raise our families and will always remain as the best place in our collective memories. One of the reasons for this was because of the people we met in our apartment complex such as Anne and Hal Weiner and Mari, Joshua was just a baby when we moved to New Jersey in 1970. We lost physical contact with many of the friends we made at 70 W, but we never forgot the people whose lives touched ours and through the years we'd heard about Anne's success as an actor and mentor through mutual friends, she remained in our thoughts always. Imagine my sadness when I saw her picture in today's Sunday Times Magazine as one of the souls who left us so prematurely this year. We are so, so sorry for your loss. She will not be forgotten.

With our sincere condolences -
Lorette and Fred Lacher
Lorette Lacher
December 29, 2013
My condolences are many to all of Anne's friends and family. She was indeed a shining light of inspiration for us all. Her talents included her deep love of her children and family. She was emotionally there for us all.
She was unusual for she lived deeply in the minute!!
October 29, 2013
Anne came to Arena stage...I loved her then and miss her now..She was a loving
Mother and sister. I feel her prescence whenever I write plays or poetry. Lisa Kassoff
October 29, 2013
I studied acting with Anne in a class for teenagers she taught at the Pittsburgh Playhouse Theater School while she was studying at CMU in the 80s. She was a wonderful and charismatic teacher. I will never forget how she described her processes of emotional association, and her many anecdotes about the working methods of other actors. I am so sad to come across this notice. I have always felt grateful for my experience in that class, which actually helped me become a writer.
David Blair
October 4, 2013
mari keiko gonzalez
September 30, 2013
mari keiko gonzalez
September 30, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kristine Lardner
September 30, 2013
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September 28, 2013
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September 28, 2013
Mari,
My deepest condolences to you and your family, during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way, as words fall short, with such an enormous loss.
Rachel Robinson
September 26, 2013
Please accept my sympathies on the loss of your mother. While I did not know her well, she seemed to be a powerhouse of creativity and energy.
Deirdre Carney
September 20, 2013
Josh Weiner
September 18, 2013
Josh Weiner
September 18, 2013
Josh Weiner
September 18, 2013
Josh Weiner
September 18, 2013
Josh Weiner
September 18, 2013
Anne, you will always be in my mind when I write. I enjoyed your hospitality and guidance when you hosted us at your house for a playwrighting workshop. I will miss our meet-ups at the Write Group in Montclair, and I will always remember coming to your play in Manhattan and you coming to see my play at the NYC Fringe, you lifted my spirits that day and gave me good advice about theater.
For me your voice will always be there.
God bless you with His eternal Grace.
Thomas Praino
September 17, 2013
Mari and Family,
My condolences to you all. Your mother was a beautiful soul who gave light to her children and grand-children to come. My LOVE and prayers go out to you!
- Jill Dove (Los Angeles)
Jill Do
September 16, 2013
Please accept my condolences. Anne was always a generous writing colleague, sharing her wealth of writing tips at the Write Group in Montclair NJ. She will be missed.
ethel lee-miller
September 13, 2013
I love you Mom. Love, Joshua Weiner
Joshua Weiner
September 10, 2013
We will miss Anne so much, but she will always be in our hearts and we look forward to reading her book and seeing her plays produced at Pan Asian.
We continue to pray for the repose of her soul and for all of the family. Please come and visit us!
Saiki Family
September 9, 2013
Beautiful, funny, warm, talented and smart, it doesn't get much better than that, but a wonderful cook too! Anne Miyamoto, you live in our hearts with great light, always.
Debra Babcock
September 8, 2013
Anne was a special person. I remember when I first saw her she was doing a Chekhov scene in Madeleine & Patrick's Acting class. Always centered and present and open. There wasn't anyone who didn't love Anne. She loved her children so much. We will miss her.
Susan Courtney
September 8, 2013
I'll miss her so much! Her strength, courage, creativity and intelligence lives on in you - Mari, Josh and Justin. She was rightfully very proud of all three of you and considered you all her greatest accomplishment. I am so proud to have been her friend.
September 8, 2013
Many wonderful memories of acting classes, the 3L theater, dinners and fun parties include dear Anne's delightful presence... a ready smile and warm heart always... forever Anne in our memories...
Tony and John
September 8, 2013
Anne will be missed. Her quiet grace, even in the darkest days, was an inspiration. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Patricia Devine-Harms
September 8, 2013
I remember meeting her at Beth and Justin's wedding. She was a lovely, vibrant woman.
Laurie Matthews
September 8, 2013
Warmest of wishes to all of you, she will always be in your hearts.
Beverly James
September 8, 2013
So sorry I could not be at the service today, but please know that my prayers are for the family and friends. Anne was a remarkable woman - kind, supportive, and creative in so many ways. She will be missed.
Gayle Stahlhuth
September 8, 2013
Dear Miyamoto kids...she loved you so much and believed you all to be geniuses
nothing like a mother's love...I will miss a dear friend...and happy face Polly Fitch
September 8, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Karen Hubbard
September 8, 2013
May you rest knowing your legacy will continue on. Your love and dedication to our class will always be treasured. Not only did I lose a beloved teacher and mentor, I lost a great friend. I will trully miss you.
Heaven will have more laughter and drama with you as the head of the class. Love you always, Della Brown Lewis
Della Brown Lewis
September 8, 2013
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