Edward E. Tinney was a longtime employee of Merck and Company.
Tinney died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. He was 65.
He was born Nov. 1, 1947 to the late Edward and Gennieve Tinney in Philadelphia.
Tinney was educated in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He received most of his religious education at Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Parochial School. In his senior year he transferred and graduated from Olney High School. After graduating from high school, Tinney attended Lincoln University, majoring in business.
While attending Lincoln, Tinney became employed by Merck and Company. He retired from Merck in 2008.
“Dennis was an exemplary employee with Merck for 33 years and his proudest moment came when he was awarded his “gold watch” for 25 years of committed service,” his family said.
He married Marie Stockton in 1969. The couple traveled to many exotic vacation spots and always sent a post card along the way, letting their love ones know of their travels.
Tinney was an avid sports fan who traveled the globe to attend sporting events until his health began to fail.
He was extremely entrepreneurial. As his health was failing, Tinney was developing new business concepts to ensure those he loved and cared about were self-sufficient, according to his family.
“Dennis firmly believed in allowing a man to fend for himself and not to rely on others,”
his family said.
His motto in life was, “If I can help somebody as I pass along this way, then my living shall not be in vain.”
Tinney was preceded in death by his siblings, Alberta and Yvonne.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Dorothy Hughes; brother, David Tinney; a brother-in-law, Richard Smith, faithful caretaker and friend, Jeffrey Dickerson and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held Feb. 12 at Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 West Lehigh Ave. Viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Peace Cemetery, 3111 West Lehigh Ave.