William H. Tillia Jr., 85

William H. Tillia Jr., 85, of Martin Rd., New Castle (Princeton) passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at the Southwest General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio following a brief illness.

Born June 22, 1933 in Portersville, he was the son of the late William H. and Mary Elva Cornelius Tillia Sr. He was married to Betty Croco Tillia for 65 years who survives.

Bill retired in 1986 from Babcock and Wilcox, Koppel Works where he was a mechanic for 30 years. He was a member of the Portersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. He and Betty enjoyed spending their winters in Florida. Bill also enjoyed playing horseshoes, camping, fishing, and collecting antiques. His most cherished time was spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Betty, survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Johnston of Portersville; two sons, James Tillia of Princeton, Timothy (Cheryl) Tillia of Strongsville, Ohio; two sisters, Donna Zona of New Castle, Dolly Hartsuff of Florida; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Tillia, a sister, Mary Lou Cunningham and son in law, Robert Johnston.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday September 6, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 am. Entombment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Mausoleum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Portersville Christian School, 343 E. Portersville Rd. Portersville, PA 16051.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

4 thoughts on “William H. Tillia Jr., 85

  1. Betty and family. Kevin and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy in the passing of Bill. We were very surprised to hear about it from our neighbors, the Halls. We just returned home from Alaska on Monday, and Cyndi called me Tuesday night. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. .

  2. Dear Tillia Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful man who cherished spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed by many. However all the good memories will remain with us forever.

    A monetary donation has been made to the Portersville Christian school, in lieu of flowers.

    Our prayers are with you.

    The Wilson Family

  3. Mrs. Tillia. I am so sad to hear about the loss of your husband. I think about you and your family often when driving through Portersville. You were my bus driver when I was in Jr. High in Portersville Christian School in the late 70’s. Your son, Timothy, and I went to school together. God bless you and your family. We are praying peace and comfort to you.
    Marsha Franklin Mackie

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