Leon R. Tilden

Posted Nov. 09, 2012, at 7:51 p.m.

LAMOINE – Leon R. Tilden, 27, died Oct. 23, 2012, in Bangor. He was born June 20, 1985, in Ellsworth, a son of Robert L. and Lori (Pinkham) Tilden Jr.

In Leon’s younger years, he was on the baseball, soccer and basketball teams in school and also ran track. He was known as the Avenger, as he always stuck up for those that were being bullied. He enjoyed working with his hands, always working on something. Leon loved to build things out of wood. He built camps, tree houses and fortresses; he was very much like his father in those ways. He turned the shed into a guest house. He was also very mechanical and could easily figure out what was wrong with any vehicle and fix it. Leon worked as a “reconditioning artist” at Morrison’s, Ellsworth.

He is survived by his mother, Lori; brother, Ben, both of Lamoine; daughter, Kayli; half sister, Shannon; grandmother, Loretta T. Tracy and husband, Ernest, of Ellsworth; niece, Karly; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at First Congregational Church UCC, 2 Church St., Ellsworth, with Pastor Bob Maddocks and the Rev. Nick Davis officiating. Contributions in Leon’s memory may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, care of Anah Temple, P.O. Box 735, Bangor, ME 04402. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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