Obituary- Robert F. Tilton |

Obituary- Robert F. Tilton

Memorial celebration of life services will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 for Robert F. Tilton, who died July 18, 2001, of congestive heart failure at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. He was attempting a trip to his hometown, New Castle, Pa., and died surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was 74.

Mr. Tilton was born Aug. 24, 1926. He graduated from Washington and Jefferson University with bachelor’s degree and received a master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a San Francisco Bay Area resident and a teacher for 24 years with the Newark Unified School District. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. For the past 19 years he has been retired and residing at South Lake Tahoe. He worked part time at both the South Lake Tahoe Golf Course and as a substitute teacher with the South Lake Tahoe Unified School District.

Mr. Tilton was an avid golfer and played all the great golf courses in Scotland, a fisherman, hunter, sailor, cribbage and bridge player and jokester. He loved fine wine (a connoisseur,) opera, dancing to big bands and his family and friends. A member of the South Lake Tahoe Senior Bridge Club and was a charter member of the “Z” Golfers Group.

Survivors include his first wife and mother of his children, Colleen Matthews Tilton of Albany, Calif.; children, Trisha Lewis of Sonora, Calif., Robert Tilton Jr. of Guilfort, Conn., and Janice Tilton of Nashville, Tenn.; brother, Jim Tilton of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and grandchildren, Chelsea and Zachary Lewis.

Memorial celebration of life services are scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Steamer’s Bar & Grill, 2236 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

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