John James Timchak of Glenwood, N.J., passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. He was 83.
Born to John and Anna Marie Timchak in Paterson, N.J., he had lived in Paterson before moving to the Glenwood section of Vernon Township 48 years ago.
John attended Grade School #9 in Paterson and Central High School in Paterson, then joined the Paterson Fire Department and attained the position of Captain before retiring in 1992 after 25 years of service. He attended Jersey City State College while with the fire department studying fire science. John was a parishioner of St. Francis deSales Roman Catholic Church in Vernon and enjoyed golfing at the Queen Valley Golf Course in Arizona as well as shooting at the Skeet Club and riding with the ATV Club in Queen Valley, Ariz., while a winter resident for 20 years. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf. He was an avid gardener to the envy of his neighbors. John enjoyed doing his own carpentry to beautify his home.
John is predeceased by his brothers, Leonard and James Timchak and sister Margaret Hulme
He is the beloved husband for 59 years of Mary Timchak(nee Heberling) of Glenwood; devoted father of Cindi Timchak of Manassas, Va., John Timchak and his wife, Christine, of Vernon Township and Autumn O’Shea of Lodi, N.J.; cherished by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; dear brother of Jeanette Consoli of Greenville, N.Y., Loretta Cairns of Chandler, Ariz., and Kenneth Timchak of San Jose, Calif; and also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Private cremation services arevunder the direction of Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, Vernon. A Celebration of John’s Life will be scheduled for a later date. Memorial gifts to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org) would be greatly appreciated.