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Harry Bryant Tileston Iii

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Harry Bryant Tileston Iii Obituary
Harry Bryant Tileston, III

Louisville - A bright light has faded into oblivion. Always cheerful and gregarious, Harry Tileston lived ninety years and was active right to the end. "I'm going to wear out not rust out!" was his motto.

Orphaned at the age of ten, Harry lived in the Louisville foster care system until the age of eighteen when, after graduating at the top of his class from Anchorage high school, he joined the Army where he served in the Medical Corps in Osaka, Japan from 1946-48.

Upon his return to Louisville he married his high school sweetheart, Susie Crask of Middletown, who survives him. They had two sons, Keith (Rose Duvall) who preceded him in death, and David (Marysue ) who survives him.

He earned a degree from the University of Louisville and was employed by General Electric, retired as Manager of Information Systems. Harry's lifelong passion was numismatics and he was widely respected in that world, serving as past president of both the Louisville Coin Club and Central States, a regional numismatic organization.

Harry is survived by three granchildren, Ashley Kay Tileston, Katie Means (Jonathan), and James Richard Tileston (Cheltzy), two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Funeral Services for Mr. Tileston will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 13, 2018 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville. Burial to follow at Middletown Historical Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 12, 2018
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