David T. Tilley

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April 3, 1943 - June 4, 2016
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

  • Visitation: Baue: Cave Springs
    • Thursday June 9, 2016 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Service: Baue: Cave Springs
    • Friday June 10, 2016 10:00 am
  • Interment: Calvary Cemetery
    • Friday June 10, 2016

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Tilley, David T., of Saint Charles, MO, died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Ann Marie Tilley; cherished son of the late David H. and Joan E. Tilley; devoted father of Lisa Tilley, Dina Sieving, Michelle (Terry) Hartig, and Mary Ann (Greg) Tallin; loving grandfather of Jill (Chris) Cano, Kenny Rodgers, Danny Rodgers, Danny Hartig, Drew Hartig, Emily Hartig, and Sami Tallin; treasured great-grandfather of Madeleine Sieving, Gabriella Cano, and Charlotte Cano; and dear brother of Sigrid Brooks. He was also preceded in death by his sons, Michael Tilley and Kenneth Rodgers.

David was the President of Acano Enterprises. He was a member of the Duck Club Yacht Club. He was dearly loved, and will be missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made to SSM Hospice.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ron Neighbor June 5, 2016 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Dave was my dear brother-in-law. We had some great times together and I already miss him. He was generous, kind and dependable.

  2. Mary Ann Neighbor June 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Uncle Dave was a wonderfully, generous man…..when we were kids, we used to love going on day trips on the boat with Aunt Re and Uncle Dave and all of his girls. These are some of many cherished memories in my life. He will be missed. With love, Mary Ann

  3. Kris Nichols-Miller June 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Annie and Family: You and Dave have always been a part of my life for many years. There are no words to describe my sadness. I am so sorry. My dad is going to be lost without his best buddy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love and hugs- Krissy

  4. Ken Mills June 5, 2016 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    candle 4Really going to miss him he was a wonderful friend

  5. LaTanya McGuire June 5, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    candle 6Dave & his family has always she treated me & my daughter as if he raised me. He always gave me fatherly & the best advice, spoiled me & my daughter to the core for over 10 years. I thank God for Dave (family) the housing, advice & friendship he has provided for me & my family. He truly will be missed by myself, Tyrone & Mariyah. May you rest in the comfort of the Lord, as his will has been done. I love you Dave, & we will meet again. Love Tyrone, LaTanya & Mariyah.

  6. Felicia Edwards-Harvey June 5, 2016 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    candle 1I met David in 2009 and I will never forget when I first talked to him over the phone I was looking for a place to rent and he told he had a place for me to see and I met with him I have been is tenant every sense he is one of the best landlord I’ve ever had very funny loves to joke around and whenever I was sick he always made sure he checked up on me he looks out for his tenants and care about their well-being, David this is your problem child that’s what he used to call me you will be greatly missed RIP Mr. Tilley

  7. Joan Shamel June 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    candle 3Dave was our dock neighbor for many years. We always looked forward to seeing him and Annie when they came to the river. We will truly miss him. Our prayers are with you Annie and your family. Joan and Al

  8. D.J. Seemes Family June 5, 2016 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    candle 5Annie and Family my deepest condolences I am deeply sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful man a true Gentleman and friend to me. Rest in Peace my Dear friend Dave May God hold you in his Loving Arms Forever.
    Love Peace and Blessing
    D.J Seemes

  9. Bridget Rogers June 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    candle 6I am glad to have known David. He was the best landlord I’ve ever had, strictly business with a caring heart for his tenants. Funny and always in a happy mood. My condolences to the family’s great loss. It breaks my heart to know he’s gone. May you find comfort in fond memories and thoughts of him. He will be dearly missed. . .

  10. Donna Jackson June 6, 2016 at 8:34 am - Reply

    candle 1Ann there are no words to express the sadness i am feeling at the lost of your dear David. You all were my customers for many years as well as dear friends. You both are 2 of the most generous and thoughful people I know. You and your family are in my prayers he will be missed he left his fun loving and caring foorprint wherever he went.

  11. Monica Sharp June 6, 2016 at 9:09 am - Reply

    candle 2I will miss Dave and his big smile. He lived dogs and always greeted my Cody with a “Hey, there, guy!” I will never forget the day he invited us to eat BBQ. Thank you so much for making a lonely day a bit less lonely.
    Annie, you have my sincerest sympathies.

  12. Gregory P.White June 6, 2016 at 9:59 am - Reply

    It was a party each and every time David and Ann came to the office–no matter how serious the situation. David had a way of seeing the bigger picture, knowing how to deal with it, being fair to everyone, and never forgetting to laugh. I’ve never known anyone like him. I’ll never forget watching David and Olive Brune (who was in her 80’s at the time) holding hands and skipping like two little kids across Grand Avenue in South St. Louis.

    Great memories of a great man.


  13. Mary & Sarah Meyer June 6, 2016 at 10:43 am - Reply

    candle 1Our Deepest And Most Sincere Condolences To The Tilley Family.Our Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To You.! He Not Only Was The Best Landlord, He Became A Friend As Well.Hearing The Name Landlord, To Some, Well They Didn’t Have Mr. Tilley. We Are Grateful And Blessed To Have Known Such A Big Hearted Man. May He Rest In Sweet Peace With Jesus. Shockingly Saddened.Father God I Ask You To Please Wrap Your Arms Around His Family To Help Carry Them All Through His Loss. In Jesus Name I Ask This Amen. Sincerely Mary, Sarah, Adoriana (Dori) & Skyla.!

  14. Gloria Simmons June 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    My heart is deeply sadden and he will truly be missed. My prayers are with the Family.

  15. Faye Patterson June 6, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy for you and your family. Mr. Tilley was a very nice and generous man. Will keep you in my prayers.

  16. Fran June 6, 2016 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    candle 8Dave was an awesome landlord. He showed concern and respect to all of his tenants. Always responded to the needs of the property. We had great respect, for Dave and, yet have great respect for his property. He will and already is missed by the JOHNSON family and many other tenants.

    Annie you and the family are in my prayers.

    Bryan & Fran Johnson

  17. Angelique Quinn June 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    candle 7My deepest sympathy to mrs. Ann marie nd their Family. Mr. Dave Tilly was such a nice, kind, nd giving man. He was my landlord for only a few years, nd the best one I ever had. Anytime I need anything done, Mr
    Riley was on it. He keep his property in Mint Condition. He cared about his tenants bd their safety. Mr. Tilly will truly b missed. My prayers goes for the console mentioned nd comfort of the family. My God strengthen u all during ur time of Bearvment

  18. Michaeleen Farley June 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    candle 7Dave was a warm hearted, generous and thoughtful Uncle that never failed to make me laugh. Years ago, my husband Lyn and I enjoyed many fun days on the boat with Ann Marie and Dave. We especially enjoyed and will always treasure the fun time we had with them in Las Vegas a few years ago. Our sons Luke and Evan, got to better know their crazy fun loving Great Uncle Dave. Dave seemed to have boundless energy and great love for life! We have deep sorrow for Ann Marie, Lisa, Dina, Shelly, Mary Ann, Sigrid and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren, as we know Dave will be forever missed by all of them.

    With our deepest condolences,
    Lyn, Michaeleen, Luke, Amanda and Evan Farley

  19. Rothell and Lesley Brown June 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Mr Tilly you will be missed, You was like a dad or something to me and my ?. Best landowner award. You always had a way with making me and my family feel appreciated. You and Mel always showing up to fix things before the roaster crows. Thank you for everything. All your sacrafices.

  20. Dave Marlo June 6, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    I’ll miss Dave, My thoughts are with Anne and the family

  21. Jackie June 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm - Reply


  22. Lea Denmon June 6, 2016 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    candle 6I simply do not have the words that express how I felt when I heard of Dave’s passing. His understanding and generous spirit are characteristics that are hard to come by. I am appreciative of how he promptly handled any situations that developed in my home and made sure it was comfortable for my family and me. He will never be forgotten. Rest in heaven Dave. We love you and you will be missed dearly.

  23. Cindra June 7, 2016 at 7:20 am - Reply

    What a truly great man that will be missed by all. Love to you Ann

  24. Fredricka Gordon June 7, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    candle 8I can’t find the words to express my feelings of Dave’s passing. I am SO glad and grateful he came into my life. His generosity has made my home so warming and welcoming for my daughter, grandson and me. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Dave. We love you.

  25. Joy (Byrd) DuVall June 8, 2016 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Dear Annie, Girls and extended family, my deepest,sincere condolences and prayers to all of you at this time. Mr. T and I go way back as I have so many fun, loving, happy, memories of your always on the go, go to, devoted Husband, Daddy, Family man and Friend! His was the Captain of the ship and kept things rocking and rolling without a hitch! We would be rolling on the river or sitting on the dock of the bay with Al Greene, Motown, etc., playing in the background. Daddy Dave would be singing, laughing or dancing with his beautiful bride by his side or one of his gorgeous girls giggling right next to him. If Captain Dave wasn’t on the boat then he was taking care of business, which to little girls seemed like fun as we drove all around the Lou with him as he still laughed, sang, and rubbed those hands together in excitement like he did! I thought he had so many friends as we met many people on those rides who all loved Mr. T (aka: landlord) who was kind to all. Those rides also included seeing his parents, relatives and eating a lot of yummy fried chicken from the place near by. My childhood was amazing because a man like Dave Tilley who drove to the Quick Shop in his pj’s to get his Post-Dispatch made sure that anyone who was able to be in his circle would be cared for just like one of his own. I loved being a part of your crew back in the day Dave Tilley. You are a lighthouse in my heart that will forever remain bright as I will always have a place for you Capt. Dave and the memories of the many times spent with you and your mates! As your family continues to sail on I know you will still be right there, guiding, loving and leading their way for you remain strong within them and they will see your light, love and laughter carry them in a special way. Shine On Dave Tilley, forever my special friend…. Shine On…

  26. Sierra Cox June 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    My family gone miss you love your tenant

  27. Linda Tilley Perry June 8, 2016 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    candle 3Where have all the years gone. It seems like a few years ago, we were cousins playing together in your yard. You were always the cool cousin who knew his way around St. Louis, enjoying life and encompassing everyone with your great sense of humor.
    You have influenced three generations, your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as many friends with your generous spirit and those lives are better because you loved and cared for each one.
    Annie, may God comfort you, give you peace and understanding during this very sad time in your life.
    Sincerely, Linda and Bob Perry

  28. Brian Hill June 9, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I only new Dave for a few years but he was one of those rare people that after you met him for the first time you felt like you know him forever. I cant possibly miss Dave as much as his family and longtime friends but he will be missed. My condolences go out to Ann and rest of his family.

  29. Farrah Zahn June 10, 2016 at 7:23 am - Reply

    candle 7I grew up around Dave & Annie, Sunday boat rides to pier Marquette for brunch! Watching movies on the boat. He was an awesome man and will be missed dearly, but is up in heaven laughing it up with my dad! Love and miss ya both

  30. Connie Tilley Smith June 10, 2016 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    candle 7Although it has been many years since I last saw my cousin, Dave, it is heartwarming to hear what a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather he became. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Annie and family and we pray that God will comfort them.

    Connie and Jack Smith

  31. Joyce Wells June 15, 2016 at 9:23 am - Reply

    candle 6Dave was a elementary school classmate and his parents and mine were social friends. When I returned to Woodland, in third grade, after breaking my arm, I was having difficulty with my lunch tray and before I needed to ask for help, Dave came over and assisted me. To this day, I have repeated that story many times. R I P dear friend and my sympathy to your family. Love, JoyceSchlogl Wells

  32. Cecilia Woods July 23, 2016 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Hi my name is Cecilia, sorry to here about your dad I rent from David from Hamilton with Miss Katie and Melvin go way back God Bless you

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