Timothy R Walsh

September 11, 1961April 19, 2012

Timothy Richard Walsh, 50, passed away April 19, 2012. He was born September 11, 1961 in St. Louis, MO, the son of Robert and Jean Walsh.

He enlisted in the USN in June 1987, achieved the rank of Masterchief and retired honorably, November 30, 2010.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, family man, shipmate, shriner and a friend to many.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughters, Jamie, Kelly, Lisa, son in-law, Sean, grandchildren, Brian, Olivia, Amelia, expected grandson, parents, brothers and sisters.

He was dearly loved and will be missed by all! Fair Winds and Following Seas.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 26, 2012
  • Memorial Service Friday, April 27, 2012
  • Inurnment Friday, April 27, 2012

Timothy R Walsh

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August 7, 2012

i served with Master Chief on The Doyle and looked up to him as the kind of guy I wished I could be. He was a very respected man and made me think of him as a John Wayne mans man type. You didn't want to show weakness when he was around and at the same time you could joke and cutup with him like he was a long time friend. He was the first one to PIN my ESWS pin on me. He was very much one for tradition. He will be sorely missed.

June 17, 2012

Deepest Sympathy to you and the kids, If you ever need anything you know we are just across the street. With Love Kathy,Jason and Kids

David Adler

June 2, 2012

To the Family of Master Chief Timothy Walsh, I want to offer my deepest condolences on the loss of this great Sailor, Leader and Shipmate. In an earlier comment, I wanted those who knew him in the Navy to recall that when he was a Senior Chief, he was my only Chief that I qualified as an underway OOD in USS DOYLE, and those who know me, understand that qual didn't come easily. I have fond memories of his taught watches on deck and in port. One of my best memories are from a night he had duty and we had a tropical storm blow up in Mayport, and he was the duty section leader. The CDO was reluctant to call me but then Senior Chief Walsh insisted and I came in. We got the engines and generators on line with the duty section and were ready to get underway. Could not have happened without his leadership on the deckplates and his commitment to training his men. Farewell my friend and Shipmate. David B. Adler, Captain, USN Retired.

Natasha Gretton

May 13, 2012

Nancy I'm very sorry for your lost. I know its been a while but you all have always been in our thoughts & prayers! I can't imagine what your going through but I want u to know ur family has always been like a family to my family & always will be. Tim was a wonderful person to me & my children & he will be dearly missed!!

Paul Bove

May 12, 2012

Nancy & family. With our deepest sympathy.we are so sorry about your loss. May god be with you at your time of need....
Paul & Jennifer Bove'

May 1, 2012

Dearest Nancy and girls,

It is with my deepest heartfelt love you my old friends from earlier days that I give my condolences to you and yours. I always look up to Tim, he was always the better man, and that made me proud to be his friend.

William and Rancillin Montgomery (Manila, Philippines)

April 30, 2012

A true Chief and great shipmate. We will miss you Tim. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you Nancy.

Dale and Bea Romine

Judy Hellmann

April 30, 2012

Nancy and girls, my heart breaks for your loss. We are SO sorry to hear of Tim's passing. Please know you are in our prayers. From the Hellmann family

Carrie Lavin

April 30, 2012

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Tim. I have been thinking about you all day and all the fun we all had together so many years ago. Tim will truly be missed, we all loved him so much. My heartfelt sympathy to you and the girls.

Roger Rininger

April 29, 2012

In a memorable cast of characters on the Hawes Tim was one that stood out from the rest. He is greatly missed by the men who served with him. My deepest condolences to your family.