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Timothy C. Kingsley of Whitehall, New York, left for the trap line in the sky during the early hours
of November 13, 2023. Tim was born May 3, 1955 in Glens Falls, New York.
The son of Richard B. Kingsley, and Theresa Young, Tim is survived by his soft-spoken, kind hearted wife Patricia Kingsley, son David C. Kingsley, & significant other Jen, daughters Ashley Bigelow and husband Dan, Kerrie Tierney and husband Farley, Courtney Smith and husband Tom.
In addition to his children, Tim is survived by his grandchildren: Julian, Harper, Johnny, Jax, Lochlann, Quinn, and baby twins Roemi and Tom VI.
Tim is also survived by his younger siblings-brother Orson, sisters’ Marybeth, Leslie & Martha, along with many nieces & nephews he held dear.
Tim was predeceased by his hard-working, strong minded parents, Richard and Theresa, and older brother Richard B. Kingsley II, whom he greatly admired. He was also predeceased by an angelic granddaughter, Isabella.
In his earlier years, Tim worked in the automotive business. He was then employed by the New York State Department of corrections for 27 years, retiring from Great Meadow Correctional Facility, as a sergeant in 2010.
Besides trapping, he loved working with his hands providing carpentry, masonry, and landscaping work for his many friends and family.
He also had a passion for basketball and enjoyed his status as the senior player on the team.
His greatest accomplishments in life were his children and grandchildren whom he loved and supported unconditionally.
Tim leaves a message for all whose path he crossed during his lifetime, “To any heart I have pained along the way, I’m truly sorry. For the hearts I’ve held, I’m truly grateful. I lived and died a lucky man.”
Family and friends may call from 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm, on Sunday November 19, 2023 at the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams Street, Whitehall, NY 12887.
A Requiem Eucharist will be held at 11:00AM at the Church of the Cross, Episcopal Church 129 Champlain Ave, Ticonderoga, New York, with Father Colin Belton officiating.
Pall Bearers will be; F.P. Tierney, Dave Kingsley, Dan Bigelow, Bob Kingsley, Tom Smith, and Rob Kingsley.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Tim’s name to the Whitehall Recreation Center Fund, C/O The Town of Whitehall, 57 Skenesborough Drive Suite 2, Whitehall, NY 12887.
“Ready or not someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes,
hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone
else. Your wealth, fame, and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what
you owned, or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will
finally disappear. So to your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to do lists will expire. The wins and
losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won’t matter where you come from or
what side of the tracks you lived on at the end. It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or
brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant. So what will matter? How will the
value of your days be measured? What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built,
not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught. What will matter is every act of
integrity, compassion, courage, or sacrifice that enriched, empowered, or encouraged others to
emulate your example. What will matter is not your competence, but your character. What will
matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re
gone. What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you’ll be remembered, by whom, and for what. Living a life that
matters doesn’t happen by accident. You see, it’s not a matter of circumstance, but of choice. (Josephson)”