Father Frank John Timar


BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Father Frank John Timar, MSC, 87, died on Sept. 10, 2020, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem, Pa.
He was born in Nazareth, Pa., on December 27, 1932, to Frank and Angela (Petrasovits) Timar. He attended Holy Family School, Nazareth, and Sacred Heart Mission Seminary, Geneva, Ill.
He made his first profession of vows as a Missionary of the Sacred Heart (MSC) on Sept. 14, 1952. He continued his studies for the priesthood at Sacred Heart Seminary, Shelby, Ohio, and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, where he was ordained to the priesthood on July 13, 1958.
Father Timar studied at Loyola University, Chicago, and the University of Chicago specializing in German. He taught at the MSC seminary in Geneva, Ill., and served as superior for the MSC community in Youngstown, Ohio. He served as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Warwick, R.I., and St. Mary’s Parish, Sycamore, Ill.
Since 2019, he has resided at Sacred Heart Villa, Center Valley, the MSC retirement community.
Father Timar is survived by his brothers William (Ann), Edward (Sue), and John (Emily) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Angela and William Sommers, infant brother Paul, and nephew Edward.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 16, with burial in the parish cemetery.