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Lee Edward Tillinghast


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Lee Edward Tillinghast Obituary
LEE EDWARD TILLINGHAST II
(1953-2017)
Lee passed away at his home in Jurupa Valley, CA on Saturday, August 26, 2017. He was 64. He was born in Ridgecrest, CA on May 16,1953, the son of Dr. Lee and Nadine Tillinghast. Lee lived in various countries during his youth as his father worked abroad for the State Department. These countries included: Nigeria, Turkey, Iran and others. His siblings and other family members called him "Eddie or ED". He served in the Army from 1973 to 1976 primarily as a Medic. He lived most of his adult life in Riverside, CA. Lee worked as a Registered Nurse. During his long nursing career, Lee worked at Riverside General Hospital, the Inland Aids Project, Kaiser, Parkview Community Hospital and Corona Regional Medical Center. He was recognized more than once as a "Notable Nurse" in Riverside County. Lee enjoyed golf and bowling. He was a hardworking, kind, humble and compassionate man. He will be missed. Lee is survived by his wife of 33 years, Traci Tillinghast of Jurupa Valley, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Tawny and Jon Bartel of San Diego, CA; son, Jered Tillinghast of Jurupa Valley, CA; sisters, Jane Watson, Jo Prussia and Janise Tillinghast; brother, Charles Tillinghast and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jean Battleman. The family is planning a memorial service at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017 which will be held at First Christian Church of Riverside. Donations can be made to the , VNA of Southern CA-Hospice or in lieu of flowers.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 8, 2017
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