Donald A. Tilton, age 82 of Franklinville, NJ died Thursday, January 31, 2013. Born in Spring Lake, NJ he enjoyed serving in the Navy during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After his military service he graduated from Glassboro State College and later became an instructor at Eastern High School where he created the ROTC Program. Don loved spending time with his wife and travelling with her, following the New York Giants, and playing golf which he had three hole-in-ones.
Husband of the late Claire Janet Tilton (nee Brandt), he is survived by his daughter, Cindy Ford and her husband Steven of Franklinville, NJ, his son Darryl Tilton of West Palm Beach, FL, grandchildren Michael Skibinski, Ryan Ford and Brandon Ford, great grand daughter, Savannah Grace Angle, brother, Walter Tilton and his wife Dottie of the Bronx, NY, and brother and sister-in-laws, George and Elaine Brandt. Don was also predeceased by his daughter, Cheryl Tilton (Daniel Anderson), and his sister, Marilyn Tantum.
Funeral arrangements are private. Contributions in Don's memory may be made to the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home, 524 N. West Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360 - (Attention Lisa Williams, Activities Director). Please include your name and address, along with your contribution in Donald Tilton’s memory. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com