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harold l. tilford jr.

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

June 17, 1954 - July 10, 2013

CONSTANTINE, Mich. — Harold Lee Tilford Jr., 59, of Constantine, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in his home.

He was born in Elkhart, Ind., on June 17, 1954, a son of Harold L. Sr. and Jeanette A. (Maggert) Tilford.

Harold graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1972. He then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1972 to 1975.

He was married to Mary Moore.

Harold worked in quality assurance at Syndicate Systems in Middlebury, Ind., for eight years. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and NASCAR. Harold was a member of the Three Rivers American Legion.

Surviving are his parents, Harold Sr. and Jeanette Tilford of Three Rivers; daughter Brandi (Greg) Kreitman of Albuquerque, N.M.; stepdaughters Carrie (Ronald) VanDeraa of Three Rivers, Cheri (Lori Block) Moore of Three Rivers, Teri Moore of Three Rivers and Jeri (Joe Yost) McMichael of Three Rivers; sister Georgeanne (Dan) Gilmore of Sturgis; brother Richard Tilford of White Pigeon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two nephews; and many aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Jean Tilford; brother James Tilford; and brother-in-law Frank Noel.

Relatives and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Eley Funeral Home in Constantine where religious services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, with the Rev. John McClimans of First Church of God, Three Rivers, officiating. Interment will be in Constantine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Health Hospice or West Michigan Cancer Center. Online messages may be left for the family at