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David Ashley Tillman

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of David Ashley Tillman . Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Obituary David Ashley Tillman, born on February 24th 1944 in Hartford, CT passed away on August 9th, 2020 in Peoria,AZ.David is survived by his son and daughter in law, Darek and Dianne Tillman. He also was the proud grandfather of Trevar and Taylar Tillman. He leaves behind his sister Susan Cahee.David joins his wife of 30 years, Mildred Tillman, to be with our lord.David preferred to be called “Dave”, and so will be for the reminder...  see more
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  • Jim Swain
    I met Dave when we were on the same ushering crew at Wesley UMC in Bethlehem. I enjoyed his sense of humor and learned a lot from him. He was very good about putting up with my ignorance about power plants while we talked about model railroading. And I...  more
  • Doug Boylan
    Dave and I worked together on several biomass co-firing studies. Dave was a good guy to work with, smart and with a wealth of experience. And so very nice. He had a wry sense of humor, and could share some great stories. I really liked Dave. I will...  more
  • Melody Huang
    Dave mentored me 11 years ago when i pursued my master's degree in Lehigh. He was a very inspiring person who helped me through my graduation project, guided me on giving public speeches and led me to power plant field. I remembered he always sat in the...  more
  • Evan Hughes
    Dave combined being a scholar and an engineer, an engineer who could operate power systems as well as design and analyze processes and operations. I met him in 1992 when his company in Sacramento submitted a winning proposal to EPRI in response to our...  more
  • Elizabeth Holtsclaw
    I was so proud that Uncle David and I shared a middle name, when I was very little my Mom (his older sister Nancy) explained to me what a special name it was and how her beloved brother also had the same name. We also knew him in our family as...  more
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  • Shannon Marie
    In memoria di Paul Walker ... La versione demo di pianoforte di " See You Again " di Charlie Puth with Lyrics. Lyrics: It's been a long day without you my friend, and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again. We've come a long way from where we...
  • Kathy Hanna
    I have many fond memories of Dave. He was a true mentor and friend and will be missed. He was a genuinely caring, giving, hard-working and fun-loving person who represented the best f our species. I am so glad that Dave and I were able to connect over...  more
  • Edward James Shaffer
    I first met Dave when we worked together on a project in Ireland, and was immediately befriended by him. Over the years our friendship grew, and during this time, not only did I come to appreciate the depth of his professionalism and knowledge - he was...  more
  • Don Kawecki
    I met Dave through work and was amazed by the depth of his knowledge and his willingness to take the time to teach. I learned so much from Dave. Over time we developed a strong friendship. My condolenses on his passing and our thoughts are with his...  more
  • Tony Bazzi
    I met Dave few years ago at Detroit Edison. I found Dave to be a great mentor, an intellect, and a very humble down to earth individual. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May his soul rest in peace.
  • Andy  Dobrzanski
    I first met Dave when I went to work for Detroit Edison 18 years ago. He was working on solving some operational problems with the new SCR's that were installed at Monroe. He was a "one of a kind" individual that brought some much to the the...  more
  • Dao Duong
    When I first met Dave, I was in school, trying to figure out where my career would take me, what companies to look at, or even how to be a professional. Dave became my mentor and guidance. He treated me like family and supported me in every way he knew...  more
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  • Stan Harding
    Comments from Dave’s colleagues:

    Thank you for letting me know. Very sad!
    John Marion, Gas Technology Institute, USA

    This is indeed very sad news. I had the privilege of working with him on one EPRI project many years ago.
    Jose Sanchez, Electric...  more
  • Lissa
    Dave where do I even start….Such a kind, smart, caring, loving person and so much more. I was so fortunate to know you, anyone would’ve been. That’s how great of a person you were! My heart breaks that I can no longer call you up and talk to you...  more
    Enjoy :) Dedicating to all my love ones that I have lost in my life.
  • Stan Harding
    Comments from Dave’s colleagues:

    Thank you for passing along the news of Dave’s passing. I have great memories of working with Dave on various projects at Allegheny Energy. Sorry to hear that the virus has taken him. I echo your comments that...  more