He was born April 3, 1917, in Waltham, Mass., to the late Laroy and Julia Tinker.
After graduating from Waltham High School and the University of Chicago, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II.
When he returned home, he married Olive Mott on Sept. 1, 1939.
Upon retiring from the insurance business, he and Ollie traveled extensively around the world for many years. He loved watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports, especially lacrosse. He was Calvert Lacrosse's oldest fan. He loved animals, reading, telling stories and the Red Sox. He loved all of his family and his cottage by the lake in Massachusetts.
He is survived by his daughters, Julie Cornellier of Dunkirk, Sarah Jodka of Acton, Mass., and Elizabeth Newman of Ferndale, Wash.; son, Jim Tinker of Sunland, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in Maryland and Massachusetts.