PERKINSVILLE, Vt. –Dow Leonard Tillson 79, passed away on June 29, 2016 at Mt. Ascutney Health Care Center in Windsor, Vt. He was born August 21, 1936 in Springfield, Vt. the son of Walter and Myra (Freeman) Tillson. He Graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy.
Dow worked at Bryant Grinder Company in Springfield for 40 years.
On June 21, 1987 He married Susan Carter in Chester, Vermont.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield, the St. Johns Lodge F. & A.M. in Springfield, a member of the Springfield Odd Fellows and the Sullivan Odd Fellows of Claremont. He was a Grand Master of the State of Vermont Odd Fellows.
He is survived by: his wife Susan of Perkinsville, Three daughters from a previous marriage, Rita Tillson Vasak of Houston, Tx., Donna Tillson Bass of Ashland, MA., and Linda Jeffries of Springfield, Vt. Grandson Adam Hastings, One sister Grace Baldwin of Manchester, MD. Three step-children – Jason Hunt of Warsaw, Missouri , Jacque Legare of Largo, Fl., and Jody Prouty of Perkinsville, Vt. Three step-grandchildren – Jacob Legare of Washington State, Mikala Prouty of Las Vegas, NV. and Tony Prouty of Perkinsville, Vt. Also by several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
A Celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday July 9, 2016 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield, Vt. Reverend Michael Pelletier interim pastor will officiate.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049 Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.
Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont is assisting the family with arrangements.