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John E. Tilly

July 15, 1950 — July 13, 2021

Lima, OH

John E. Tilly, 70, of Lima, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 4:30 a.m. at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born July 15, 1950, in Lima to the late William and Mary {Hirsch} Tilly. On May 7, 1977, he married Sandra Fritz, who survives him in Lima.

John was an auto mechanic and owned Tilly’s Automotive. He enjoyed sprint car racing and going to drag races, and most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending all their sporting events. He was very tech savvy and was exceptionally hard working.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters: Amy (Tim) Kahle, Megan (Steve) Conner, and Mandy (Adam) Henderson, grandchildren: Calan (Hope) Henderson, Alexis Henderson, Caitlyn Henderson, Larkin Henderson, Dylan Conner, Braelyn Conner, Tilly Henderson, and Landon Kahle, great-grandchildren: Chance Henderson, Parker Henderson, and Johnny Henderson, and siblings: Kathy Ward, Bill (Judy) Tilly, Pat (Don) Bercaw, Mary (Rick) Stanley, and Colleen Tilly Stoner.

John was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law: Merv Ward, and nephew: Elliot Mustaine.

His family will receive friends on Friday, July 16, 2021, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, where a funeral service will follow at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Health St. Rita’s Hospice. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

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Friday, July 16, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 16, 2021

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

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