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John Tilkins
  • August 02, 1941
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  • September 14, 2021

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John Earl Tilkins August 2,1941- September 14,2021

John Earl Tilkins Also known as” Jack Tilkins” of Port Orange, Florida passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on September 14, 2021. He was 80 years old.
He was predeceased by his loving daughter, Kathryn (Tilkins) Darling on March 6, 1987.
John was born on August 2, 1941, to the late Florence (Jenny) Brown Tilkins in Richland, New York. He enlisted in the United States Navy after graduation and served 4 years being discharged in 1964. He spent more than 30 years in manufacturing/management at Chrysler Corporation/ New Process Gear in East Syracuse, New York before retirement in 1997 as a Chrysler Executive in charge of the transfer case division.
John is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Elaine (Lloyd) Tilkins. He is also survived by his Children, Julie (Tilkins) & Phillip Golden of Port Orange, Florida.
Jeanne (Tilkins) & Tracy Pierce of Liverpool, NY.
Jackie (Tilkins) & William Smith of Liverpool, NY.
Jennifer (Tilkins) & Robert Wells of Central Square, NY.
Sarah (Darling) & Nick Vitale of Palm Coast, FL.
He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren as well as a large extended family with several nieces and nephews.
John loved spending time with his family, watching old movies, telling stories, working in his yard/gardens, and taking his dog Molly on walks every day. He enjoyed playing cards and playing Yahtzee.
He Will Be Greatly Missed and Forever in Our Hearts!
As per Johns wishes there will be no calling hours and burial will be in Richland, New York his hometown at a later date.


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  1. Sarah Vitale says:
    19 Oct 2021
    Thinking of you today. I miss you.

  2. Sarah Vitale says:
    12 Oct 2021
    I'll always be your pumpkinseed and you'll always be my my sunshine. I miss you so much.

  3. Robin Kelley lit a candle:
    11 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 11, 2021 at 10:33:26 PM

  4. Laurie Metz says:
    07 Oct 2021
    So much love goes out to you all. I feel so heavy in my heart.

  5. Jackie Smith says:
    05 Oct 2021
    Poppa John you were an amazing Dad and Grandfather. And I thank you for that. Because of your love and guidance I would not be who I am today. Whenever mom would say go ask your dad, you would always give in and say OK. You always could put a smile on my face and I miss hearing when I'd get you would bring me to the door we would look at his trees he planted and say listen Jackson they are Streching their limbs saying good morning. I'm miss you so much Daddy. I could not have asked for a better Dad or grandpa for my kids.kind gentle teddy bear who loved us everyday. You are and will always be my hero the bravest man I have ever known and I have the great honor of calling you not only my dad but my best friend. . No matter how much you were in pain you never let any of us see it, you never complained about it. But we knew. You protected us till the end as we did you you. Forever in my heart always on my mind. I love you Daddy more than all the stars in the sky ..love your favorite daughter. Big hugs and kisses

  6. Makenzie wells lit a candle:
    05 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 5, 2021 at 10:42:40 PM

  7. Makenzie wells says:
    05 Oct 2021
    I miss you grandpa and your kind sweet soul your infectious smile and laugh. I am blessed to have gotten to come see you. I love you infinity❤️ My favorite memory with you was when I had all those nail stickers and you were asking me which one suite you best we both had a good laugh.

  8. Elizabeth M Maeweather lit a candle:
    05 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 5, 2021 at 10:52:09 AM

  9. Jackie Smith says:
    05 Oct 2021
    I will always remember the laughs, the hugs, that big beautiful smile, your amazing blue eyes and your sound advice, all the jokes, holding your hand and just sitting their watching you always remembering I was Jackson and most of all the love you had for all of us. Watching you, on September 11th looking at mom intently in her eyes while playing with her hair, reassuring her with a look that your love is eternal here and in the after life. I will miss you everyday of my life Poppy. I will never forget the joy you brought to me and all your unconditional love. You fought a good fight Poppa John and it only shows that God takes the best. So dance with the angels Daddy be free with no pain and always Remember- I Love You More Than All The Stars In The Sky and That's A Lot Of Love....
    Love Your Favorite Daughter ~ Jackson

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    05 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 5, 2021 at 10:56:13 AM

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    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:34:44 PM

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    04 Oct 2021
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    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:44:52 PM

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    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:19:08 PM

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    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:14:27 PM

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    04 Oct 2021
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    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:13:08 PM

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    04 Oct 2021
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    04 Oct 2021
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  21. Margo Reynolds says:
    04 Oct 2021
    Margie and Richard Reynolds send their deepest condolences. Also Margo Reynolds. My mom and dad have told me so me many fold stories of Jack and Elaine. Sending lots of hugs and prayers for the entire family.

  22. William L Smith Jr says:
    04 Oct 2021
    Hey Grandpa I'm glad I was able to come down the last two months and help you with whatever you needed. You were a great fighter till the end. I will have wonderful memories of you that will last a lifetime.
    Hey Grandpa I love you and Rest In Peace

  23. Michael Long lit a candle:
    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:22:23 PM

  24. Gail says:
    04 Oct 2021
    RIP Uncle Jack. You will be greatly missed. Love you.

  25. William L Smith Jr lit a candle:
    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:43:32 PM

  26. Jennifer Wells says:
    04 Oct 2021
    Thank you for being such a wonderful father. I love you. Until we meet again.

  27. Jennifer Wells lit a candle:
    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:26:30 PM

  28. Gail Vance lit a candle:
    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:17:57 PM

  29. Sarah Vitale lit a candle:
    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:16:08 PM

  30. Julie Golden says:
    04 Oct 2021
    Love you sooo much Daddy ! Missing you always and forever in my ❤️ Julie

  31. Jeanne and Tracy Pierce lit a candle:
    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:54:53 AM

  32. Jackie Smith lit a candle:
    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:44:57 AM

  33. Chris Golden lit a candle:
    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:52:35 AM

  34. Julie lit a candle:
    04 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 4, 2021 at 10:30:20 AM

  35. Julie says:
    04 Oct 2021
    Love you always and forever Daddy! ❤️❤️

  36. Cathy and Dickie Tilkins says:
    04 Oct 2021
    We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Jack, and sending our deepest sympathies to all the girls, and of course for Aunt Elaine. We love you all.

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