CHARDON TOWNSHIP - Robert W. Tilley, 87, of Chardon Twp., formerly of Bristolville, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at UHHS Geauga Regional Hospital.
Born Sept. 25, 1926 in Johnstown, Pa., he came to the area 60 years ago.
He was an electronics technician for Taylor Winfield in Warren for 35 years, retiring in 1990.
Robert W. Tilley
Bob owned and operated a TV repair shop in Bristolville for several years.
He was an avid gardener and model train enthusiast. He also was a pilot while living in Johnstown, Pa.
Bob was a doting grandfather, and they were the greatest joy of his life.
He survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly Henretty Tilley of Chardon, daughter Robin Bakst of Richmond Heights, granddaughters 1st Lt. Sarah Bakst of the U.S. Army and Alanna (PFC Aaron) Ellis, Ft. Sill, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Tilley, his parents, Charles and Anna Hauser Tilley, three brothers and five sisters.
Memorial services will be noon Friday, Oct. 25, at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St. (On state Route 44, 500 feet south of state Route 6 on Chardon Square) Chardon.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until noon on Friday at the funeral home.
Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.