HERMON – Matthew Steven Timney died peacefully March 9, 2012, at home after a courageous journey with cancer. He was born Dec. 27, 1980, in Townsend, Del., son of Joseph and the late Catherine (Dunlap) Timney.

Matthew graduated from Middletown High School, class of 1998. He attended the University of Delaware, graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Upon graduation he moved to Maine, his favorite place to vacation as a child. In addition to giving Matthew wonderful opportunities to fish and hike, moving to Maine also brought him to his loving wife, Erin Hews, whom he married in 2009. Throughout the years, Matthew had fond memories of the friendships he made, including those with various coworkers, most notably at Ocean Pro Shop, Townsend, Del.; BerryDunn, Bangor; and Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, where he was the director of finance. He will be remembered for his cheerful spirit, caring heart, and love for fishing and almost every type of candy imaginable.

In addition to his wife, Erin (Hews) Timney, Matthew is survived by his father, Joseph J. Timney Jr. and his wife, Donna Timney, of Townsend, Del.; sister, Heather Timney of Asheville, N.C.; sister, Kathryn Timney of Wilmington, Del.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Suzanne Hews of Presque Isle; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Libby and Paul Stuit of Grand Rapids, Mich.; nephew, Gabriel Stuit; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road, Hampden, with the Rev. David Nicol, pastor, presiding. In keeping with Matt’s love for animals, memorial gifts may be made to Bangor Humane Society, 693 B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through