William E. Tinsman of Lumberville, lost his courageous one-year battle with brain cancer on Aug. 6, 2023 at Chandler Hall. He was 75 years old.
Billy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Melody, and his son and his wife, Will and Renée (Farley). Parents William Tinsman Jr. and Susan Dolph Tinsman predeceased him.
After graduating from George School, he spent three and a half years in the Navy serving in Vietnam. Upon his return home, he continued to work at Tinsman Brothers Building Materials where he became a fifth generation partner with his bother.
One of the most impactful contributions Billy made was serving as a Solebury Township Supervisor and helping establish the Solebury Township Land Use Committee. His sense of community was evident in his actions. Billy was responsible for hanging the American flag on the Lumberville Walking Bridge as a tribute after 9/11/2001.
In addition to his wife, son and daughter-in-law, he is survived by his brothers, Tommy (Diane) and Jimmy (Tisha) and his sister, Patsy (Dick Wallace). Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, cousins and numerous friends – along with his beloved dog, Maybe. He was an invaluable, respected and beloved member of his community.
A celebration of Billy’s amazing life will take place on Oct. 14, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. at Solebury Friends Meeting (2680 Sugan Road, New Hope, PA) where he was a member since birth.
In honor of Billy, please consider a contribution to the Lumberville Bridge Memorial Flag Fund, 6632 Old Carversville Road, Lumberville, PA 18933. (This is not a charitable organization.)