Joan S. Tim­mins

The Ambler Gazette - - OBITUARIES -

Joan S. Tim­mins, 72, for­merly of Flour­town, died at her home in Lafayette Hill of ovar­ian can­cer on Oct. 19, 2012. She was the daugh­ter of the late Charles T. and Frances C. Tim­mins of Al­len­town, Pa.

Born in Frackville, Pa., on Jan. 21, 1940, Joan later moved to Forty Fort and then to Al­len­town, where she grad­u­ated from Cen­tral Catholic High School. She grad­u­ated with a B.A. from Tem­ple Univer­sity and worked with Dr. David Ruben­stein, M.D., pro­fes­sor of psy­chi­a­try at Tem­ple Med­i­cal School, in the pub­li­ca­tion of ar­ti­cles in sev­eral med­i­cal jour­nals. Joan later com­pleted her mas­ter’s de­gree in coun­sel­ing at Ch­est­nut Hill Col­lege and prac­ticed as a Fam­ily Ther­a­pist.

Joan was also a col­lec­tor of toys and owned the Mostly Dolls and Toys store in Flour­town, deal­ing in col­lectibles and an­tiques. She ZDV D ZHOO-NQRZQ fiJXUH LQ the an­tique dolls and toys circle, and an ac­tive mem­ber of the Yes­ter­year Doll Club, which she served as club pres­i­dent. Joan’s cre­ativ­ity also found an out­let in her hob­bies of draw­ing, paint­ing, read­ing and writ­ing. Her book col­lec­tion was both large and eclec­tic.

Joan was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents and will be dearly missed by her sis­ter, Fred­er­icka Tate; brother James and Janet Tim­mins; brother Ger­ard and Karen Tate; sis­ter Mar­garet and Wil­liam Em­merich; and sis­ter Mary and David wav­illa. She was a fa­vorite aunt to nephew Joel and nieces Stacey, Sa­man­tha, Kath­leen, Meghan, Tara and Re­becca, for whom her sto­ries and shared ac­tiv­i­ties were al­ways a treat as well as in­struc­tive. She is also sur­vived by ten great neph­ews and nieces.

A memo­rial Mass of Chris­tian burial will be cel­e­brated 10 a.m. Satur­day Oct. 27, 2012, at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, Flour­town, where friends may call at 9 a.m. Memo­rial do­na­tions may be made to Fox Chase Can­cer Cen­ter, In­sti­tu­tional, Ad­vance­ment, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadel­phia, PA 19111, or Mont­gomery County SPCA, P.O. Box 222, Con­shohocken, PA 19428-0222.

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