William (Sonny) Alexander Tilghman, Jr. 87 years old, also known as Doc Tilghman to his close friends was born in December 27, 1933 in Chester, Pennsylvania. William departed this life on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He was born to the late William Tilghman Sr. and Edythe Tilghman. In addition to his parents William is predeceased by his sisters Loretta Tilghman and Margaret Tilghman.
William was educated in the Chester Public Schools, while attending Chester High School he became an avid Track Runner. He graduated from Chester High school in 1950. Upon his graduation William joined the United States Air Force where he became a Jet Engine Mechanic. He served in the Air Force until 1955.
After his tour of duty, William returned home where he worked for Baldt & Anchorsteel Plant. He later went on to work with his father William, Sr. in his father's roofing business, William retired from his last position at Security Incorporated 12 years ago.
William was craftsmen he could fix anything from taking apart a broken television and putting it back to together, to repairing appliances around the house and fixing cars. These skills he obtained while in the Air Force.
William was loved by all with his mild-mannered self, so easy to get along with never a harsh word for anyone. He loved his family especially all the kids. He was called, Mr. Bill, Uncle Sonny, and affectionally known as Pop-Pop. He always had a smile, a joke, or a funny story to tell you to make you laugh.
William leaves to Cherish his memory his Wife for 36 years Carol Green-Tilghman of Linwood, PA., His brothers, Marvin Tilghman of Chester, PA. and Gardner Tilghman of Washington, DC. He also leaves to mourn his daughter Carla Tilghman of Wilmington, DE., His stepdaughter Crystal Alston of Wilmington, DE. in total eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Most of all his care takers Dominic and Ebony Alston.
He leaves a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves his closest special friend, like a brother, Rev. Othello Savage (June Pick).
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