LORDSTOWN - Richard J. Timko, 79, passed away on Saturday morning, Aug. 18, 2012, at Hospice House in Poland, with his loving family, son Kenneth and daughter Elizabeth by his side.
Richard was born June 24, 1933, in Indiana, Pa., the son of the late William and Susan Timko.
Mr. Timko married Magdaline Yanoscsik on Aug. 27, 1955. She passed away on Dec. 7, 2007, after 52 years of marriage.
Richard was a tow motor driver for Lordstown GM Fab Plant where he worked for more than 30 years.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in North Jackson and the United Auto Workers.
He loved feeding and watching wild birds and deer in his yard. Also, he was a huge fan of Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones polka band, and George Jones.
Memories of Richard will be carried on by his daughter, Elizabeth Timko of Lordstown; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth (Ratell-Timko) Timko of Lordstown; two sisters, Katherine Lydick of Natrona Heights, Pa., and Marian (Vern) Styers of Bristolville; two brothers and their wives, Tom (Cathy) Timko of Coral, Pa., and Bill (Janet) Timko of Clawson, Mich.
He will deeply miss son Kenn's dog Louigi, who brought great joy to him.
Mr. Timko was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one brother, Jim Timko.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of The Lake at St James in North Jackson with the Rev. David Merzweiler officiating.
Burial will be in the Lordstown Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, 44444, 330-872-5440.
Friends and family may view this obituary online and send condolences at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.