Danvers — TINKHAM — Wayne J. Tinkham, 83, passed away on March 2, 2013, at Beverly Hospital. He was the husband of Eileen (Cotter) Tinkham with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.
Born in Beverly on April 14, 1929, he was the son of the late Clarence and Ethel (Gray) Tinkham. Wayne was raised and educated in Danvers. He spent his childhood on the family farm with his eight brothers and sisters. He served our country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. Wayne’s first occupation was as a machinist. The later years of his career were spent as a tractor-trailer driver. He finished out his career driving for Donald Innis Inc. of Danvers.
Wayne liked being outdoors; camping at the beach, tending to his gardens or just bird watching. He was a man who enjoyed spending time with his family. Most of all, Wayne adored his wife Eileen.
Wayne will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.
Besides his wife Eileen, he is survived by his children, Wayne and Lisa Tinkham of Danvers, Brenda and Robert Mazzotti of Newburyport, James Tinkham of Danvers, David and Tammy Tinkham of Danvers, and Kathy and John McCully of Derry, NH, a brother Daniel and his wife Sally Tinkham of Danvers, eight grandchildren, Chris, Bobby, Alicia, Jessica, Jacob, Alexis, Kyle and Amanda, a great grandson Carson, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, Clarence “Mike”, Gene, Mickey, Gerry and Gerald Tinkham and Phyllis Uccello and Jane Rioux.
ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11 AM on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 6-8 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Wayne’s name to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, woundedwarriorproject.org or Fisher House Foundation,111 Rockville Pike, Ste. 420, Rockville, MD 20850, fisherhouse.org. www.LyonsFuneral.com