John Till­son, 63, of Stone Ridge

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

John Till­son, 63, of Till­son Drive, passed away on Mon­day, Oct. 3, 2016, with his lov­ing fam­ily and friends by his side. He was born Nov. 2, 1952, to Wil­liam and Sarah Till­son and was a life­long area res­i­dent.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife Su­san; stepchil­dren, Christo­pher Decker (Theresa) and Lisa Larkin (Dou­glas); sis­ters, Sharon Vavolizza (Manny) and Sara Decker (Danny); grand­chil­dren, Emily, Alexan­der and Madi­son; neph­ews, David Stokes (Heather), Shaun Stokes (Tanya), Tonya Stokes, Devin Decker; and several aunts, un­cles, cousins and great-nieces and neph­ews.

John loved horses, fish­ing, en­ter­tain­ing, snow­mo­bil­ing, chess, grow­ing ap­ples, mu­sic, fire­works, gam­bling, fairs, and work­ing in the or­chard on his ex­ca­va­tor and trac­tors. He was a grad­u­ate of Ron­d­out Val­ley High School and had an As­so­ciates De­gree from Ul­ster County Com­mu­nity Col­lege. John was an ac­com­plished artist and builder. He owned Till­son Con­struc­tion for over 40 years and could fix any­thing. He was an in­spi­ra­tion in how to live life to the fullest. We will miss him dearly.

Me­mo­rial visi­ta­tion will be held on Satur­day, Oct. 8, 2016, at Ge­orge J. Moy­lan Fu­neral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale, N.Y., start­ing at 2 p.m. with ser­vices at 7 p.m. Rev. James Hal­len­beck will of­fi­ci­ate the fu­neral ser­vice.

Fam­ily and friends are wel­come to cel­e­brate his life at Mary McNa­mara’s, 3050 Route 209, Stone Ridge on Sun­day, Oct. 9, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m.

In lieu of flow­ers please con­sider do­nat­ing to Amer­i­can Cancer As­so­ci­a­tion, ALS As­so­ci­a­tion, or your local fire de­part­ments and res­cue squadrons. (www.GJMoy­lanFuner­

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