Michael Eric Timm (1942–2015)

Michael Timm

Michael Timm

Michael Eric Timm of Poughkeepsie and Cold Spring, New York, passed away on March 15, 2015. Timm was preceded in death by his father Eric and mother Margaret. He is survived by his wife Jane, his son Ethan, his daughter-in-law Erin, and his granddaughter Amalia. Timm was a loving and supportive grandfather, father and husband, and will be missed by his family, friends and the community.

Timm graduated from Wesleyan University in 1964 and from New York University Law School in 1968. He practiced law in private practice and as an assistant attorney general for New York State. In 1995, he and his wife opened the Bijou Galleries in Cold Spring, which quickly became a fixture on Main Street. Timm, too, was a fixture on Main Street — quick with a story, a joke or a pun.

Timm was an avid adventurer, motorcyclist and sailor. He will be remembered fondly for his generosity, biting wit, keen intellect and hearty laugh.

There will be a memorial service for Timm at the Cold Spring waterfront dock at the bottom of Main Street in Cold Spring at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 22. All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Timm’s honor can be sent to Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, 724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY 12508. For more information on the organization, visit clearwater.org. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Clinton Funeral Home in Cold Spring.


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13 thoughts on “Michael Eric Timm (1942–2015)

  1. Mike will be long remembered for his generosity, wit and friendliness. He will be sorely missed on Main Street.

  2. Mike and Jane created a treasure trove to explore on Main Street in the Bijou Galleries, not just for all the collections of antiques. It was Mike’s quiet charm, engaging people that helped make our build our community.

  3. Mike was a mainstay fixture on Main Street as I walked our lab Nick downtown. We often talked about the weather, his business, but I never knew his past until I read his obituary. He lead an impressive life, heaven will be happy to have him. We will all miss him, but he is in the best place anyone could hope to go!

  4. I am the first cousin of Jane Silver Timm, Michael’s wife — my father and her mother were siblings. From here in California I was able to see Michael only very occasionally, but I recognized his good humor, intelligence, and devotion to Jane, Ethan, and the family. It was always a great pleasure to be with him. I understand from Jane that the community is a great support for her and her family, and I want to thank you all taking such good care of my dear cousin.

  5. Very sorry to read this sad news: I hope it helps Mr. Timm’s wife (and partner — I almost always saw them working/shopping/laughing together) and family a little to know how much he will be missed in Cold Spring Village. Sincere condolences.

  6. There will be a memorial service for Michael Timm at the Cold Spring waterfront dock at the bottom of Main Street in Cold Spring at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 22. All are welcome to attend.

  7. My best wishes to Jane and Ethan: I am grateful to have so many memories of wonderful times with Mike and his brilliant, loving, devoted, and interesting family.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. It’s lovely. I’m sorry we cannot be there in person but my hearts with you all.

  9. A good neighbor, an asset and wonderful part of our community who will forever be missed but not forgotten. I will miss the wonderful conversations that we had on a regular basis. Our thoughts are with you and will be there for the family.

  10. My sincere condolences to Jane and her family. Michael will be missed by many.

  11. I loved his wit. I remember walking into cousin Jane and Michael’s store. Michael had placed an antique that he had modified so as to have a tasteful sexual connotation. It was tastefully done for sure, so no one took offense. He was simply watching people’s reaction, including mine, to his comical creation. It was hilarious.

  12. It’s not a surprise to see all the beautiful comments about such a wonderful person. Cousin Michael was a quality person in all facets of life including being a devoted husband/father/grandfather and a respectful, fun-loving friend. Among his many traits, his subtle sense of humor and acerbic wit were off the charts. My wife Gail and son Greg always looked forward to Michael’s motorcycle sojourns to our Catskills summer home every year. Our hearts go out to Jane, Ethan, Erin and family. He will be sorely missed but always fondly remembered.

  13. My thoughts and condolences go out to Jane and family. Michael (and Jane) was a tireless supporter of business in Cold Spring. I respected him as a business owner and liked him very much as a friend. I always laughed at his wit. Michael will be missed by many.