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Timothy Patrick Walsh

January 15, 1964 — October 21, 2022

Davenport

Timothy Patrick Walsh

Timothy Patrick Walsh, 58, Davenport, passed away unexpectedly on October 21, 2022, at his home in Sarasota, Florida. Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1506 Brown St., Bettendorf. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport. Following the visitation, the Notre Dame Club of the Quad Cities will lead a rosary at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be an additional visitation opportunity at Our Lady of Lourdes from 9:30-10:30 a.m. before the funeral Mass.

 

Born in Des Plaines, Illinois, on January 15, 1964, Tim was the son of James Francis and Nancy (Kelleher) Walsh. He graduated from Notre Dame College Preparatory in Niles, Illinois, before attending Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. Tim received an MBA from St. Ambrose University in 2008. It was at Clarke College where Tim met Mary, the love of his life and soulmate. They married on August 12, 1989.

 

After his graduation from Clarke College in 1987, Tim followed in the footsteps of his father, a successful newspaper man in the Chicago market. Tim worked in newspaper advertising and sales at the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, Illinois, before moving to Bettendorf in 1993 to join the McCarthy-Bush Corporation, a company founded by Mary’s great-grandfather, P.F. McCarthy, and at the time led by Mary’s father, Jack Bush. Tim spent two years in Linwood Mining and Minerals’ operations, gaining experience at its underground mine and at its lime plant. From there, his position evolved into various leadership roles in sales with Linwood Mining and Minerals and affiliates AMSCO and Blackheart. Like his father, Tim mastered the trade of sales, establishing wonderful relationships with his customers and teammates in the company. His talents merited a promotion in 2018 to Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Linwood Mining, AMSCO, and Blackheart Slag. Tim immersed himself in the industry, particularly in the Iowa Limestone Producers Association (ILPA), whose Board he served on from 2008 to 2019, serving as President in 2014. Tim and Mary strived to be best dressed at the ILPA’s annual, themed Rockbuster Ball.

 

Tim reached a well-earned retirement in 2021 after 28 years with the McCarthy-Bush Corporation. In his newfound free time, he doubled down on the things he loved. He and Mary purchased a home in Sarasota so they could escape the cold, a boat to enjoy sunset cruises together as they listen to their favorite Tom Petty songs, and a golf cart to keep his game sharp for his weekly “Book Club,” which was not actually a book club at all, but rather a Wednesday afternoon round of golf with some of his dearest Crow Valley Golf Club friends. Tim could recall every shot of his round, especially after a scotch or two at 19 North, and he helped his playing partners recall their shots when recording their scores on a given hole, as well. He was one of a kind.

 

Tim was a fiercely devoted husband whose love for his wife of 33 years was apparent in everything he did. He shared his happiest moments with her, many of which took place at the beach or on the water. His adoration for Mary could be seen in every smile and heard in every laugh. Tim leaned heavily on Mary for support through life’s tough times, feeling comfortable opening up to her emotionally and becoming a “big teddy bear” that not everyone had the opportunity to see. Above all else, he valued the time they spent together, never shying away from the opportunity to take a long road trip or enjoy a morning walk by the water. Tim often needed nothing more than Mary’s company to bring him peace. 

 

At his core, Tim was a family man, and he found great joy in raising his four children with Mary. As their biggest fan, he was a constant beacon of support for his children. He was always cheering them on at regattas, wrestling duals, and football games, where you would often see him dressed head-to-toe in Assumption, Dayton, or Notre Dame apparel. As their greatest mentor, Tim instilled in them values of hard work; responsibility; and love for family, Church, and community. His children will be forever grateful for the time, effort, and attention he put into raising them. Coming from a large family himself, one of Tim’s proudest moments was when he became a grandfather. Grandpa Walsh—or Gramps, as he preferred—cherished every second he shared with his granddaughter, Vivienne, and looked forward to seeing his family continue to grow.

 

An unabashed extrovert, Tim was a friend to all and a generous host. He took great pride in and was meticulous in his preparation of the many Notre Dame tailgates and holiday gatherings he and Mary organized. Those lucky enough to attend were greeted with a big grin, loud welcome, and a heavy pour of their beverage of choice. Those who found themselves seated next to him at a bar or on an airplane would soon be smiling and laughing at his stories, even when they were not inherently funny, because of the contagious energy and joy with which he recalled the many fond memories he created over the years.

 

Tim was a man of faith and thanked God for the many blessings in his life. He generously donated his time, talent, and treasures to the Catholic Church, and he worked to provide the opportunity of a Catholic education to those who otherwise may not have had access.

 

Tim is survived by his beloved wife Mary; their four children, Kevin (Lily) Walsh, Jack (Laura) Walsh, Tricia Walsh, and Joe Walsh; granddaughter Vivienne (Kevin & Lily); his mother Nancy Walsh; siblings Jim (Wendy) Walsh, Kelly Walsh, Kerry Walsh, Tracy (Dirk) Ahlbeck, and Mike (Heather) Walsh. He was preceded in death by his father James Walsh.

 

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes New School Fund, Women’s Choice Center, or to the Jack and Pat Bush Stadium Fund, c/o SAU. The family encourages and appreciates requests for the offering of Masses for the repose of the soul of Tim Walsh.  
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Visitation

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52803

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Notre Dame Rosary

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52803

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Additional Visitation

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

1506 Brown St, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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Mass

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

1506 Brown St, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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