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Merrill Steinwald Timmins

December 11, 1936 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


On August 13, 2023, Merrill Steinwald Timmins of Catonsville passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He was the loving husband of Frances Evelyn Timmins (nee Jones); devoted father of Laura Routson and her husband Todd Routson; dear grandfather of Claudia Elise Routson, Kyle Xavier Routson and Grahame Bennett Routson and loving brother of Carolyn Timmins and Craig Timmins and his wife Virginia "Ginnie" Timmins.

Merrill “Tim” Timmins was the eldest of four children. He valued hard work and a job well done and held many interesting jobs from the time that he was very young. He graduated from Catonsville High School. His charisma, charm, passion for organization, and dedication led him through interesting and rewarding careers in sales and eventually the electrical and defense industries. In his young adult years, in addition to his career, he started a successful orchestra, playing the great jazz standards, and served in the Army National Guard.

Tim was blessed with both musical and artistic talent. His first hobby was creating elaborate HO and N gauge train layouts. Eventually, he found his penultimate pastime in carving and painting waterfowl and other aviary masterpieces. Not only did he receive numerous awards, but he dedicated himself to sharing his craft by teaching classes for about 3 decades.

Tim was a lifelong Christian who loved the Lord and served on various church committees and sang in the choir. He was a devoted, ever-present, and loving father and “Poppy” to his three grandchildren.

After his retirement, Tim and his beloved wife enjoyed traveling the country and the world together, exploring and sharing experiences with their wonderful groups of friends.

Visitation will be held at the family-owned Candle Light Funeral Home, 1835 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD (21228) on Friday August 18th from 5 pm until 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Bishop Cummins Reformed Episcopal Church on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 11 am. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Finksburg, Maryland. 

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August 18, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Candle Light Funeral Home by Craig Witzke
1835 Frederick Rd.
Catonsville, MD 21228

Funeral Service
August 19, 2023

11:00 AM
Bishop Cummins Reformed Episcopal Church
2001 Frederick Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228

Interment Following Funeral Service

Evergreen Memorial Gardens
2800 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048


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