Fred Tillman died at home following a brief illness Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
A memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held at 3 p.m. May 22 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Branchport, followed by a reception at St. Luke’s Parish House.
Fred was born Oct. 29, 1945 in Penn Yan. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1965 and then served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. Upon returning to Penn Yan, he worked for many years with his father at Fred Tillman Floor Covering, and later at D & B, and, Faulkner Truss companies.
Fred is survived by Sandra Davis Tillman, his wife of 50 years; his son, F. Christopher (Heather) Tillman; granddaughter, Anella Tillman; sisters, Joanna (Wendell) Roelofs, Margaret Golden, and Cynthia Dady; several nieces and nephews as well as several great nieces and great nephews; and his faithful canine companion, Ginger.
Fred loved the land he grew up on and spent countless hours exploring the ever-changing scenery and sharing it with others. Throughout his lifetime, Fred was active in the Boy Scouts, the Branchport Rod and Gun Club, the Hammondsport Amateur Ham Radio Club, a founding member of the Wine Country Boat Club, and active with other sporting organizations.
Fred was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Gloria Tillman, and his infant sister, Alice Elizabeth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fred’s memory should be made to St. Luke’s Church, Branchport.