Tim Creedon

Tim Creedon, a long-time resident of Arizona, passed away Jan. 14, 2013. He was born in Ireland on Aug. 13, 1928, "fortunately at an early age" as he would joke. Educated in Mungret College, Tim was 19 when he came to the United States.


His first job was as a file clerk with Valley National Bank, landing his first management job in his 20s. He went on to become executive vice president of both Valley National Bank and M & I Thunderbird Bank. Tim's career was interrupted only once when he served in Korea as a master sergeant in the infantry, distinguishing himself with two bronze stars and a purple heart.


He was in demand as a public speaker, winning numerous speaking awards, including the American Institute of Banking's national speaking contest. That same year he graduated with honors from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, where his thesis has been permanently kept in the school library.


Tim was active in many organizations, including chairing the United Way Loaned Executives Program, board member of Arizona Counsel on Economic Education, president of the two largest Rotary Clubs in Arizona, Rotarian District Governor, president elect of America Bankers Association, member of Finance Committee of the Diocese of Phoenix, instructor at the University of Phoenix, Keno Citizen of the Year, Distinguished Citizen Award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association, nominated by the University of Arizona College of Business as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, honored and recognized by the State of Arizona for his statewide contributions and more. You could say Tim's hobby was volunteering.


He was natural at sports and could play a mean game of pool, darts, bowling and golf, or pitch in a fast pitch softball game. His handwriting was superb, a lost art, and he could play a variety of keyed musical instruments and the harmonica.


He will be remembered for being honest, humble, caring and most of all for his keen sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. Tim is predeceased by his son Michael, and brothers Donald and Con. He is survived by Joan, his loving wife of 58 years, and family which include his children Kaycee (Matt), John, Donald (Margie) and Beverly (Bob); brother, Michael; grandchildren Laura, Steven, Chase, Kylee, Peyton, Abby and Avery; great granddaughter Ava, and extended family in Ireland. 

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