Frank Joseph Timari

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Frank Joseph Timari

Birth
Stapleton, Richmond County, New York, USA
Death
23 Jan 2021 (aged 72)
Cranbury Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: scattered in the Navesink River Add to Map
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Frank J. Timari, son of the late Frank L. Timari and Leona Ann (Zelinsky) passed unexpectedly in his sleep on January 23, 2021 at the age of 72.

Frank is survived by his wife, Roberta (née Butler), their children Alison Davis (Adam) and Joshua Timari (Lynn Kletter) and six grandchildren, also a brother Stanley J (Muriel Maffeo) and many brothers and sisters-in-law as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. His family was his joy in life and he devoted much time and care in sharing his love for music and his strong Christian faith with them.

Frank was born in Staten Island, NY on July 17, 1948 and as a youngster, soon gained a keen interest in the piano. He would often be requested to play for family guests and graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in NYC. He and his brother Stanley, started the Timari Brothers School of Music in Concord, SI, where he enjoyed teaching private piano. He received his Bachelor and Masters in Music degrees from Manhattan School of Music (NYC). He loved traveling to the city and Carnegie Hall was a goal but not met until much later in his career as a public school vocal music teacher, where he was invited to have his Middle School chorus perform on stage with other city choruses. He taught at the Raphael Cordero School in Brooklyn and intermediate schools on Staten Island, namely Dreyfus (IS 49) and William A. Morris (IS 61) where he would be invited to have his choruses sing at local nursing homes and senior centers. He completed his Supervisors Certificate and worked as an Assistant Principal before retiring. He then served one year as Principal of the Gateway Academy (Gateway Church, Tottenville, SI).

He also held the position of organist and choirmaster of youth and adult choirs in many local churches namely, Grace Methodist (SI), Vanderbilt Avenue Moravian (SI) where he made a profession of faith to the saving grace and promised eternal life through Jesus Christ. He also served at the New Dorp Moravian (SI), Great Kills Moravian (SI), Gateway Cathedral (SI) for 25 years; New Monmouth Baptist (NJ) and finally at Stonehill Church of Princeton where he played his last postlude on Jan. 17th. His sensitive interpretation of music will be missed.

Frank was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and passed on his love for music and his strong faith to his family. Vacation time with family was always special. In the early years, he enjoyed tent camping and providently escaped the Big Thompson Flood in Estes Park, CO in 1976 which took many lives. Since then, trips have been more relaxing with weeks spent at Camp of the Woods retreat center (NY) and cruises to Bermuda, Alaska, Greece, Italy and a first riverboat cruise in Hungary where we met cousins we didn't know previously making it the highlight of the trip. Frank enjoyed running (starting at 29 years - afraid of 30) and eventually became a regular walker also enjoying swimming, bike riding, tennis, bocci and pickle ball all easily available at our Four Seasons Cranbury community.
Frank J. Timari, son of the late Frank L. Timari and Leona Ann (Zelinsky) passed unexpectedly in his sleep on January 23, 2021 at the age of 72.

Frank is survived by his wife, Roberta (née Butler), their children Alison Davis (Adam) and Joshua Timari (Lynn Kletter) and six grandchildren, also a brother Stanley J (Muriel Maffeo) and many brothers and sisters-in-law as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. His family was his joy in life and he devoted much time and care in sharing his love for music and his strong Christian faith with them.

Frank was born in Staten Island, NY on July 17, 1948 and as a youngster, soon gained a keen interest in the piano. He would often be requested to play for family guests and graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in NYC. He and his brother Stanley, started the Timari Brothers School of Music in Concord, SI, where he enjoyed teaching private piano. He received his Bachelor and Masters in Music degrees from Manhattan School of Music (NYC). He loved traveling to the city and Carnegie Hall was a goal but not met until much later in his career as a public school vocal music teacher, where he was invited to have his Middle School chorus perform on stage with other city choruses. He taught at the Raphael Cordero School in Brooklyn and intermediate schools on Staten Island, namely Dreyfus (IS 49) and William A. Morris (IS 61) where he would be invited to have his choruses sing at local nursing homes and senior centers. He completed his Supervisors Certificate and worked as an Assistant Principal before retiring. He then served one year as Principal of the Gateway Academy (Gateway Church, Tottenville, SI).

He also held the position of organist and choirmaster of youth and adult choirs in many local churches namely, Grace Methodist (SI), Vanderbilt Avenue Moravian (SI) where he made a profession of faith to the saving grace and promised eternal life through Jesus Christ. He also served at the New Dorp Moravian (SI), Great Kills Moravian (SI), Gateway Cathedral (SI) for 25 years; New Monmouth Baptist (NJ) and finally at Stonehill Church of Princeton where he played his last postlude on Jan. 17th. His sensitive interpretation of music will be missed.

Frank was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and passed on his love for music and his strong faith to his family. Vacation time with family was always special. In the early years, he enjoyed tent camping and providently escaped the Big Thompson Flood in Estes Park, CO in 1976 which took many lives. Since then, trips have been more relaxing with weeks spent at Camp of the Woods retreat center (NY) and cruises to Bermuda, Alaska, Greece, Italy and a first riverboat cruise in Hungary where we met cousins we didn't know previously making it the highlight of the trip. Frank enjoyed running (starting at 29 years - afraid of 30) and eventually became a regular walker also enjoying swimming, bike riding, tennis, bocci and pickle ball all easily available at our Four Seasons Cranbury community.

Gravesite Details

Ashes were scattered during the FJT Final Water Adventure carried out on the Navesink River, Red Bank, NJ on May 19th, 2021


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