obits pg 6 9-15-22

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Jonathan Peckham Tilley, 82, formerly of Mansfield and Putnam, died Aug. 28, 2022 died of Parkinson’s disease in Roseburg, Oregon.
Jon was born Nov. 1, 1939, the son of the late Dr. Winthrop and Emily Tilley.  Jon was predeceased by his brother, Peter, who died in 1957.
Jon attended Mansfield Elementary and Middle schools and Windham High School.  In 1956, Jon joined the Mansfield Voluntary Fire Company and was a life-time member. Subsequently, he joined the Marines and was honorably discharged.
Jon worked for the CT Department of Corrections in Tolland, New Haven and Brooklyn.  He worked as a herdsman for several dairy farms throughout the U.S.  He also worked for Curtiss Company of Cary Illinois.
Singing, dancing, and playing guitar, banjo, and mandolin were shared with family, friends, and any person who happened to join in.
Jon’s significant other was Julia Yarbrough for approximately 10 years; his childhood friends include Barry Burnham, Johnny Clark, and Brad Humes. (They have many fond memories of Jon and have stories to share); Jon’s daughters are Kathy Tilley of Washington, Bonnie Tilley of Georgia, and Chrissy David of Oregon; stepchildren are Donna Perkins, Ginny Eaton, Frank Sandberg, Skip Sandberg, and Cindy Sandberg. He was predeceased by his stepson Richard Sandberg.
A witness burial will be private at the Roseburg National Cemetery in Roseburg.
 Donations:  American Parkinson’s Association, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511; or to The Mansfield Fire Department, 4 South Eagleville Road, Storrs, Mansfield, CT 06268.


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