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Frank William Tillia

January 18th, 1930 - January 14th, 2012

Frank passed away unto our Lord, late Saturday afternoon on January 14, 2012 at the age of 81. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his wife, June; daughters, Sandra and Connie; grandchildren, Danna and husband, Noel and Jeff; great-grandchildren, Ayden, Taylor, Taber, Brendon, Seth, Abby and Hannah; brother John (Donna); nieces, Joan and Cheryl (Jerry); brother-in-law, Ralph (Marjie), niece, Dana (Ken); nephew, David; and great-great niece Lyla; as well as numerous cousins and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Margaret Tillia; and nephew Dennis Hensley. Frank was born in Ellwood City, PA. He graduated from New Wilmington High School and attended Sterling College in Sterling, KS on a baseball scholarship. Frank’s nickname was “Hank” after Hank Bauer, an American League right-fielder and manager in Major League Baseball. His dream of a career in baseball was short-lived because he was seriously injured in an automobile accident in which he was a passenger. He served our country in the Armed Forces as a MPC in the Army and then as a reservist from November of 1951 until November of 1959; at which time he received an Honorable Discharge. Frank’s primary occupation was as a salesman for steel companies, where he excelled. His straight-forward and honest manner coupled with his outgoing personality and teasing way won him the respect of his clients and colleagues alike; many of whom also became his friends. Frank was a 60 year member of the Masonic Fraternity, a family tradition and followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and four uncles. His membership included his home lodge, Beaverton 100; the Oregon Military Lodge No. 223, where he served as Treasurer for a few years; the Sherwood Midday Lodge No. 164, as well as the Al Kader Shrine in Wilsonville, OR, where he participated in the flag patrol. Frank loved being a Shriner and served over 500 hours as a volunteer and especially liked helping the youngsters who came through the Children’s Hospital. His lodge brothers wanted it known that Frank will be missed. Our family would like to thank all of our friends and neighbors and our St. James Family for your cards, letters, flowers, support, and especially for your prayers. A very special thank you we extend to Virginia Bober, Frank’s cousin, who helped attend to Frank during his final days. We also would like to thank Providence Hospice for their care and advice. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 11:00AM at St. James Episcopal Church, 11511 Bull Mountain Rd. Tigard, OR 97224, (503) 639-3002. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be sent to: The Shriner’s Hospital for Children 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Suite 100 Portland, OR 97239 (503) 241-5090 or OHSU Foundation-Cancer Research 1121 SW Salmon Portland, OR 97205 (503) 228-1730. Arrangements by Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial, Tigard, Oregon.

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Beaverton Masonic Lodge #100

Brother Tillia will be sadly miss by us all.

Published January 4th, 2024
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Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial

Our sincere condolences.

Published January 4th, 2024
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Bruce Dyar

Frank was a great person and a good Lodge Brother. I know that he is resting in peace.

Published January 4th, 2024
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Tigard-Orenomah Masonic Lodge #207

The evening's sky will be a little darker now that Brother Frank's star has been extinguished, however the memories Brother Frank's big smile will help to ease his passing.

Published January 4th, 2024
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Lanny & Lindy Farr

Frank....A happy & loving man who always made each person feel special.

Published January 4th, 2024
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