Wayne Alan Tilton
April 24, 1934 – May 30, 2020
On Saturday, May 30, 2020 Wayne A. Tilton, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed away at the age of 86.
Wayne was born on April 24, 1934 in Pittsfield, Maine to Leon and Bernice Tilton. He was the youngest of 8 children. In 1951 at the age of 17, Wayne left Pittsfield to enter the United States Air Force. He served in the United States Air Force and as a reservist in the United States Air National Guard from 1952-1963. During his service to our country, he would meet the love of his life, Beverly N. Krall and they were married on June 25, 1955 in Great Falls, Montana. Wayne also attained his BS from the College of Great Falls in 1961.
In 1963, Wayne and Beverly moved to San Diego, California where they would raise their two beloved daughters Noreen T. Nolan and Loreen Lyons. Following their move, Wayne joined the San Diego Police Department and served as a police officer and detective for 27 years (1965-1992). Wayne’s dedication to his country and community is an inspiration. Wayne is survived by his two daughters, one son-in-law, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Wayne was the heartbeat of our family. His consistent positive attitude and outlook on life will continue to be an inspiration to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed. Memorial service details are as follows: Rosary Service at Erickson-Anderson Mortuary, Wednesday, June 17, 4-6pm. Catholic Mass at The Church of St. Luke, Thursday June 18, 10am with burial immediately following at, El Camino Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Parkinson’s Disease Charity or the San Diego Police Officers Association Foundation.