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Friday, August 27, 2010

Paul W. Timbrook, 85, of 774 West Washington St., , Bradford, PA

Paul W. Timbrook, 85, of 774 West Washington St., passed away Friday, August 27th, 2010 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born December 6, 1924, in Kansas City, MO, he was a son of the late George R. Timbrook and Susie Sampson Timbrook.

On January 27, 1951 in St. Louis, MO, he married Sophie Augunas Timbrook who survives.

A 1942 graduate of Windsor High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on March 3, 1943, and served in the South Pacific he was honorably discharged on February 25, 1946. He then attended the University of Missouri at Rolla, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering in 1952.

Early in his career, he worked for several engineering firms, then in 1967, he joined Witco Chemical Corporation in Oakland, NJ as chief engineer. In 1970, he earned his professional Engineering License in NY, PA and NJ. He then moved to Bradford in 1971 and continued his career with Witco serving as the Chief Engineer. He held various positions with Witco, including Plant Manager, he retired on October 1, 1988.

He was an active member of St. Bernard Church where he served on Parish Council, the Cemetery Committee, the Church Choir, the Resurrection Choir and a Eucharistic Minister. He was an original member of the Bradford Ecumenical Home Board of Directors, and also served on the Board of Directors at the Area Transportation Association, The United Way, North Central Work Force Development Board and The Salvation Army. He served several terms on the Bradford Area School Board and was a member of the Rotary Club. He was also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Olean Section, and served as chairman from 1976-1977.

Surviving in addition to his wife Sophie of 59 years, are two daughters: Patricia (Scott) Timbrook-McMullen of Annandale, VA and Jan (Dave) Sennett of Pickerington, OH, a son, Tim (Barb) Timbrook of Alfred Station, NY, 5 grandchildren, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son David Mark Timbrook who died August 21, 1979 one granddaughter and one brother.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday August 29th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, South Avenue, where a prayer service will be held Monday at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church, with Rev. Leo J. Gallina, pastor as Celebrant. Committal services and military honors will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. A Christian Wake Service will be held Sunday evening at 7:30 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Bernard Church, or the charity of the donor's choice.

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