Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Timothy R. Walsh, 62

Wellsville, NY - Timothy R. Walsh died on Monday, December 21, 2020 with family by his side. He was a Wellsville native born on September 22, 1958; the son to Jane and Robert Walsh who have predeceased him.

Tim was devoted to his career in law enforcement for 42 years, starting out as a dispatcher with the Wellsville PD and then becoming a patrolman in Alfred. He transferred back to the Wellsville PD to move up the ranks, serve on the Southern Tier Drug Task Force and retired as the Chief of Police for the Village of Wellsville and as the Chief of Police for the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad.

He attended Immaculate Conception School and was a graduate of Wellsville High School, Class of 1977. He was a proud member of the infamous 1976 Varsity Football “Goose Egg” Team where he played the position of bench-warmer. His high school career was also topped off with the lead role in the Senior Play “The Man Who Came to Dinner”.

Tim volunteered for many organizations: he was a member of the Emerald Hook & Ladder Company, receiving the Allegany County Fireman of the Year for Heroism award twice; Immaculate Conception Church lector and funeral planner; member and PER of the Elks Lodge #1495; Ancient Order of Hibernians charter member; Meals on Wheels delivery and Honor Flight Rochester. 

He enjoyed all things railroad, traveling, Manhattans, cooking and most importantly being with family and friends in any capacity.

He is survived by his wife Margaret, sons Robert, Michael, and Bryan; brother Shaun (Elaine), nephews Patrick and Kevin; sister Mary Kate Cole (Jeremy), nieces Elizabeth, Molly, and Sarah; father-in-law James Hart and Mother-in-Law Mary Hart; Brothers-in-Law Timothy Hart (Amy), Brian Hart (Kimberly), nephews James and Brendan; Sisters-in-Law Suellen Hart and Judy Hart; Aunt Mary Benz; several first and second cousins and granddog Milo.

Friends are invited to call Saturday, December 26th 2:00-4:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 27th 2:00-4:00 p.m. at J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 W. State Street, Wellsville. Due to COVID-19, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated later. Friends are asked to join his family at a graveside ceremony on Monday, December 28th at 12:15 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 17 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895, or the Emerald Hook & Ladder Company, 40 S. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


  1. Love and prayers. You will be missed walking on Main St.

  2. We are so sorry for your deep loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are thinking of you and wish we could be there to comfort and support you. Please know we are with you in spirit.

    Our deepest sympathy,
    Ann and Robb Frederick

  3. Dear Margaret & Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God bless and comfort you!
    Linda & Arnold Hurd

  4. RIP Tim Walsh. One of the Good Guys! God Bless the Walsh Family and Friends at this time and always, well wishes from J Ballard n Family

  5. Our love, thought and prayers....you made all our lives special.....Love, Joe and FA

  6. A great and good hearted fellow police officer and friend. RIP - Wayne Reed

  7. Enjoyed working with you at the PD we had some good times you will be missed RIP Tim. M Mattison

  8. My condolences to Tim's immediate and extended family and friends. The measure of a man can be witnessed by his devotion to God, Family, and Country. By each of these measures, Tim measured up. Tim was proud of his heritage and could keep us entertained by spinning his version of events, which would occasionally include the truth. Hold a place in line up there for the rest of us Tim.

  9. Shaun, we are so sorry to read about your brother's passing and want you to know we are thinking of all of the Walsh family and Tim's friends at this sad time. Candy and Bill Rostan (Houston, TX)

  10. Jacquie and Jeff KettlehoneJanuary 13, 2021 at 12:32 PM

    We just learned of Tim's passing. We are so sorry to hear of his death. Our hearts go out to you and your whole family, and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jacquie and Jeff Kettlehone