- July 23, 1922 - November 27, 2009
- Metuchen, New Jersey
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Timpson, Walter K. On Friday, November 27, 2009 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, Walter K. Timpson, 87, passed away peacefully after suffering a stroke. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother Mr. Timpson is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Anne (Panyrek) Timpson, his children, Walter K. Timpson Jr. of Jupiter, Florida and Ms Patricia Camporini of Clifton, Virginia; their spouses, Mrs. Linda Timpson and Maj Mark E. Camporini, USMC (Ret); four grandchildren, Nicole Mincey, Walter Timpson, III, and Alison and David Welliver; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Renz and Mrs. Ann Woodruff. He is preceded in death by his two brothers, Lewis G.M. Timpson and Peter C. Timpson. A longtime resident of Metuchen, New Jersey, Mr. Timpson served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board of the First Savings Bank before its merger with Provident and owned and operated W.K. Timpson and Company Real Estate and Insurance. While residing in Metuchen, Mr. Timpson was active in a number of civic organizations and local politics to include serving as the town Mayor in 1961-1962. In 2008 Mr. Timpson returned to Metuchen from his home in Fort Lauderdale to serve as the Honorary Grand Marshal of the Annual Metuchen Memorial Day Parade. An avid fisherman and golfer, he could frequently be found fishing in Beach Haven or playing golf with his buddies in Metuchen and Fort Lauderdale. Born July 23rd, 1922 in Denver, Colorado, Mr. Timpson relocated to Plainfield, New Jersey in his early youth where he attended school. With the advent of the Second World War, Mr. Timpson enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940 then transferred to the Army Air Corps where he obtained his commission and commenced training as a B-24 and later a B-17 pilot. With the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Mr. Timpson flew a full complement of bombing missions before being transferred to the Pacific Theatre where he flew air rescue. He attained the rank of Captain and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross before leaving the service in 1946. During the Korean conflict, Mr. Timpson again served his country as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, December 5th at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, Metuchen followed by interment at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains. The family will receive friends and relatives at Costello-Runyon Funeral Home 568 Middlesex Ave. (RT 27) Metuchen (www.costello-runyon.com) on Friday December 4, 2009 at 2 – 4 p.m. and again from 7 – 9 p.m.