Monday, March 24, 2008

My grandfather's obituary

This ran in the local paper. Most of you know that my grandfather died recently. He remains close to our hearts, forever and always.

Lewis Gouverneur Morris Timpson Jr. formerly of Bridgewater

ATLANTA, Ga. — Lewis Gouverneur Morris Timpson Jr., 86, formerly of Bridgewater, passed away Wednesday March 12, 2008 in Atlanta, Ga. Born in Denver, Mr. Timpson grew up in Plainfield, raised his family in South Plainfield and Bridgewater and retired to Palm Beach, Fla., and Beach Haven.
Mr. Timpson graduated from Plainfield High School and Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. He was a World War II veteran, landed on Normandy on his 23rd birthday, was in Paris for the liberation and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a proud descendant of the first colonial governor of New Jersey, Lewis Morris, and Gouverneur Morris, statesman and member of the Constitutional Convention.
Mr. Timpson retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance in 1979. He loved to play tennis and gladly shared with friends and family the fruits of his gardening, crabbing and fishing. He was a warm and loving husband to Ingrid Gundersen Timpson and Abigail Jordan Timpson, who both predeceased him.
He was a devoted father to Karen Alvarez, Lewis Timpson III, Melissa Timpson and their spouses. He felt fortunate to have been a stepfather to John Mark Jordan, Abigail Schager, Deborah Jaquiery, Matthew Jordan and their spouses. Mr. Timpson leaves nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brothers, Walter and Peter; two sisters, Fran Renz and Ann Woodruff and brother-in-law, Arnold Gundersen, and their families.
Private arrangements will be held at a later date at the family's convenience.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Mr. Timpson's name. Dad, our own "Desperado," you are loved and truly missed. Through us, your song will live on.

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