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Timothy Francis Harrington

March 30, 1923 November 14, 2006
Timothy Francis Harrington
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Peoria - Timothy Francis Harrington, 83, of Peoria, died at 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 at The San Diego Hospice in San Diego, CA. He was born March 30, 1923 in Otterbein, Indiana, one of eight children, to William and Bridget (Nellie) Harrington. His grandfather, Timothy Harrington arrived from Glengarriff, Ireland in 1853 and was one of the pioneer settlers of Benton County. In 1948, he married Norma Barnhizer at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Lafayette Indiana. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Norma Harrington of Peoria Illinois; his four daughters, Paula Ridenour of Indianapolis, Janis Harrington of Geneva Switzerland, Julie Rybinski of San Diego and Leslie Harrington of Ann Arbor; six grandchildren, Erin Tanner of Paris, France, Scott Voegele of Naperville, Tricia Dowler of Indianapolis, Claire Rybinski of Boston, Elizabeth Harrington Bowker and Timothy Harrington Bowker, both of Ann Arbor; and four great grandchildren, Savannah and Zachary Dowler of Indianapolis and Lauren and Alex Voegele of Naperville. Timothy earned his wings at Corpus Christi in 1945, and served his country during World War II as a navy pilot in the Navy Air Corp. He earned a degree in civil engineering from Purdue University. He worked in sales and marketing for Caterpillar, and spent ten years in Geneva Switzerland, traveling extensively throughout the Middle East. He retired from Caterpillar in 1986. He will be remembered for his devotion to his family, his kind demeanor, and his wonderful sense of humor. Tim loved life and met every day with enthusiasm and a joyful outlook. He will be greatly missed by the many people who were fortunate to have spent time in his company. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Philomena Catholic Church of Peoria, where Timothy was a parishioner, on Monday, November 27 at 11:00 AM. The mass will be celebrated by his brother Father Jeremy Harrington, OFM. Visitation will be held at Wright Salmon Mortuary on Sunday, November 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cremation rites accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana. The family is requesting that donations to honor Timothy be made to: San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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