John Timony

John F Timony

1949 - 2024

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John Francis Timony, 75, US Navy, passed away on May 28, 2024. John's journey began at the Naval Academy, where he honed his skills and dedication to serving his nation with pride, earning dual degrees in Electrical and Nuclear Engineering. He embarked on an illustrious career aboard nuclear submarines, voyaging around the globe. Transitioning to civilian life, John excelled in various corporate roles, ascending to Senior Executive and Vice President of Operations and Manufacturing.  Later, John found joy as the proprietor of Curtis Frame - Back Alley Gallery in Libertyville, channeling his passion for art and entrepreneurship. John was proud to have lived in 10 different states, both from his Naval and professional careers. He had a lifelong passion for travel and visited all 50 states and relished his trips abroad. In retirement, he loved cycling, reading, learning new things every day, and spending time with his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be dearly missed.

John is survived by his wife Brenda, his children Laura (Clifford) Moore, Kevin (Lauren), his 7 grandchildren Adrianne Moore, Wesley Griffis, Emma Griffis, Gunnar Moore, and Avery, Eloise, and Beau Timony, his siblings Barbara, Eileen and David, and many nieces and nephews. John is preceded in death by his first wife Yvonne, and his brother Paul.

Private funeral services were held at Ascension Cemetery, where he was laid to rest with his first wife, Yvonne.   Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association  Funeral arrangements by McMurrough Funeral Chapel, (847) 362-2626. Please sign the guestbook at

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