ROBERT T. TIMMINS
Robert Thomas Timmins, age 73, of Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, passed on Sunday, December 20, 2020. He was born on September 19, 1947, in Lincoln Place, Pittsburgh, the only child of the late Thomas and Alice McCormick Timmins. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Lana Morris Timmins, his daughter, Alicia (Mychal) Kubiak, of Pittsburgh, his son, David (Megan) Timmins, of Mechanicsburg, his grandson, Jack Timmins, and his golden retriever, Sadie.
Bob graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1965 and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education from Duquesne University.
He was a music teacher from 1969 to 1999 in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District. After retiring, he quickly un-retired to become the assistant marching band director for Duquesne University. He worked as a promoter for Drum Corps International and as the director of Chatham College Music & Arts Day Camp. He later turned his love for photography and technology into a career as a multimedia specialist for the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, and he went on to work as a photographer and videographer specializing in musicals and dance competitions. Most recently, he assisted his wife in running her pet sitting business, Lana’s Pet Sitting.
An accomplished sailor, Bob spent many summers racing his sailboat on Lake Erie. He was a member of the Ashtabula Yacht Club and a lifetime member of the United States Power Squadron, and he served as commander of the South Hills Power Squadron. He was an Eagle Scout who volunteered with his son’s Boy Scout troop. He was a talented trumpet player, the director of the Syria Shriners Brass Band, and a member of the Pittsburgh Musicians Union. He was also a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society, Inc., the Fort Pitt Train Collectors Association, the Freemasons, the All-American Judges Association, and the American Radio Relay League (callsign AB3ED).
Bob was a passionate technology wizard, a master meat-griller and barbecue sauce-maker, and king of corny jokes. He enjoyed attending shows in the Pittsburgh Cultural District with his wife, making people laugh, and spending evenings on his front porch chatting with the neighbors. He will be remembered as a hardworking and loving husband and father.
Due to Covid-19, there will be no public visitation at this time. A memorial service for family and friends will be planned for a later date.
If desired, the Timmins family suggests donations to any Shiner’s Children’s Hospital in Bob’s name.
Arrangements are by the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home, 1701 Route 51, Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, 15025 (412-384-0350) www.stephendslater.com
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