Born in Baltimore in 1933, Mr. Tilling was the son of the late Edward F. Tilling Sr. and Mary Maule Tilling.
He was a 1951 graduate of Mt. St. Joseph
High School and he retired from Bell Atlantic after 37 years of service. An avid Baltimore sports fan, he was a devoted family man who loved to travel and was especially proud of his Irish heritage.
When he wasn’t traveling to his beloved Ireland, Mr. Tilling was an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus, as well as St. Benedict Church, where he volunteered much of his time, until moving to Berlin in 2007, to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Bernadette “Betsy” Tilling (née Murphy); his three children, Eric J., Kurt F. and Laura Simmons; his son-in-law, James Simmons; his grandchildren, Felecia BenZakan and Logan Simmons; and his sister, Frances Hensley, of Dallas.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 24, during the 4 p.m. Mass at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Baltimore. Donations can be made in memory of Mr. Tilling to St. Benedict Church.