Joseph "Hobo Joe" Timpanaro passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at home with his daughters present. He was born in Lyndhurst, N.J., on Friday, Aug. 13, 1926, and certainly let everyone know he was the trouble brought by Friday the 13th.
He moved to Prescott, Ariz., from Forked River, N.J., in 2002 to live with his daughter Kathy and son-in-law Dave Lilley.
Survivors include Kathy and Dave; daughter Amy Viscito; son Robert and his wife Carolyn Timpanaro of New Jersey; his beloved grandkids, Allison and William Hoelterling, Katie and Kelly Timpanaro, all of New Jersey, and Brady Lilley, who lived with her grandpa in Prescott; and step-grandkids Brandon Lilley and Brittany Baird. He also is survived by three great-grandkids, and a bazillion nieces, nephews and family in New Jersey. Sicilians - go figure! He was preceded in death by his wife Alice.
Hobo was an Army veteran of WWII, and fought to retake the Philippine Islands. He was called back into duty for the Korean War. For his actions he was awarded the Silver Star, was captured and spent three years as a POW in Camp 5. He loved his family and his country.
A celebration of Hobo's life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at American Lutheran Evangelical Church.
In lieu of flowers, take a U.S. veteran - any vet - to dinner and thank them for our freedom.
Services entrusted to Hampton Funeral Home.
Please visit www.hamptonfuneralhome.com to visit and sign Hobo's online guestbook.
Information provided by survivors.