Matthew Steven Timney died peacefully at home March 9, 2012, after a courageous journey with cancer. He was born December 27, 1980, in Townsend, Delaware, to Joseph and the late Catherine (Dunlap) Timney.
Matthew graduated from Middletown High School, Class of 1998. He attended the University of Delaware, graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Upon graduation he moved to Maine, his favorite place to vacation as a child. In addition to giving Matthew wonderful opportunities to fish and hike, moving to Maine also brought him to his loving wife Erin Hews, whom he married in 2009.
Over the years, Matthew had fond memories of the friendships he made, including those with various coworkers, most notably at Ocean Pro Shop in Townsend, Delaware, BerryDunn in Bangor, Maine, and the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, where he was the current Director of Finance. He will be remembered for his cheerful spirit, caring heart, and love for fishing and almost every type of candy imaginable, especially Swedish Fish.
In addition to his wife, Erin (Hews) Timney, Matthew is survived by his father, Joseph J. Timney, Jr, and his wife, Donna Timney, of Townsend, Delaware, sister Heather Timney of Asheville, North Carolina, sister Kathryn Timney of Wilmington, Delaware, father-in-law and mother-in-law Ray and Suzanne Hews of Presque Isle, Maine, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Libby and Paul Stuit of Grand Rapids, Michigan, nephew Gabriel Stuit, and many many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life to honor Matthew on April 1, hours are from 5 to 7p.m. at M.O.T. Senior Center, 300 S. Scott St., Middletown, DE 19734.
In keeping with Matt’s love for animals, memorial gifts may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME.