Daniel H. Tinkham


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Danvers - Mr. Daniel H. Tinkham, 94, of Danvers, beloved husband of Sally Ann (Burnham) Tinkham, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, at Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Beverly he was the son of the late Clarence and Ethel (Grey) Tinkham. He was raised and educated in Danvers and was a graduate of the former Holten High School.

An honorably discharged veteran, Mr. Tinkham, proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Daniel served overseas during WWII and received several medals and commendations for his brave service.

Daniel had been employed as a die maker for almost 50 years, over 30 of which were spent at Bay State Cutting Die of Lynn where he was known for his attention to detail.

A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, Daniel's family was most important and he enjoyed providing for them. He could often be found fixing things around his home. He had an innate ability to adapt his lawnmowers, tractors and vehicles to fit his changing needs. His family would jokingly refer to this as "Tinkhamizing." He was fun loving and caring, and always found time for his sons' projects, from Little League to cars. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing in New Hampshire. Many a weekend were spent at the Israel River, in Jefferson, N.H. Neighbors will, mostly, remember the familiar "wave," from the kitchen window. He, truly, never met anyone that he didn't like. He was always ready to lend a hand and will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

Surviving Dan in addition to his wife Sally with whom he shared 73 years of marriage, is his son, Shawn Tinkham and his wife Patty of Danvers, Mass.; his grandson Shawn Daniel Foss and family, of Center Ossipee, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Daniel S. Tinkham and brother of the late, Malcolm, Clarence, Wayne, Gerry, Gene and Gerald Tinkham, Jane Rioux and Phyllis Uccello.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Route 62), Danvers. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Daniel's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or the Epilepsy Foundation of New England, 650 Suffolk St., #405, Lowell, MA 01854. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on May 14, 2019
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Bruce Tinkham
May 17, 2019
Sally I am so sorry to hear that uncle Danny passed, I just found out yesterday. Please keep me informed as it says at a later date there will be a service. If you need anything or any help with anything please reach out to me (978-815-1136)
Bruce Tinkham