Cynthia Cannon Timmerman died suddenly in her home at Stonebridge at Montgomery of natural causes on January 25 2013; she was 87.
She was devoted to her family: wife of Robert Timmerman for almost 62 years; mother of Jane T. McCort (MI), John R. Timmerman and his wife Nancy (NC), and Elizabeth T. Farris (NJ); and grandmother of Corey A. Farris and Samantha G. Farris. She is survived by other beloved family: brother James D. Cannon (MI), nephew Michael, and nieces Joann, Mary, Marjorie, and Susan. She was preceded in death by: parents, Blanche L. Cannon and Arthur H. Cannon of Gardiner, ME; sister-in-law Marguerite Cannon; and nephew James.
Cynthia was born in Fall River, MA and grew up in Charleston, WV. She earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Wilson College, Chambersburg PA and master’s in chemistry from Kansas State University.
She and Robert were married in Charleston, WV and lived there until 1970 when Robert’s job took them and their children to New Jersey. They lived in Belle Mead, Montgomery Township until they moved to Stonebridge in 2000.
She was employed as a chemist by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and the Princeton Brain Bio Center, Skillman, NJ.
Cynthia was a teacher and a leader. She was an active and giving member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Princeton for more than 40 years. She remained always faithful to and supportive of Wilson College. She was an adventurous Girl Scout and Girl Scout leader. She was a member and subsequently President of the Montgomery Township Board of Education. Her many other activities included: Church Women’s United; Montgomery Women’s Club; the arts in Montgomery Township & Rocky Hill; and the library and greenhouse at Stonebridge.
Cynthia blended artistry, creativity, and science in her lifelong interests of: gardening and nature; painting and copper enameling; cooking, sewing and crafting. She and Robert shared a love of travel and music. She long recounted warm memories of childhood visits to Maine and of cherished pets. She always sang and whistled and looked forward to seeing the sun shine.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:00AM at All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 with a committal service to follow at Trinity-All Saints’ Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to Wilson College – Pines and Maples Society; 1015 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA. 17201.