Philomena “Phil” Tillman, 87, of Charleroi, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2021 with her family by her side. Born on April, 16th, 1934 in Charleroi, she is the daughter of the late Andrew & Julia (Bolen) Krasovic.
Phil was the life of the party, spread love everywhere she went and was involved in many different groups & organizations. A devoted member of St. Andrew the Apostle, involved in all dinners, festivals and activities. A member of the Christian Mothers; she was named Mother of the Year of Christian Mothers and given the honor of crowning the Blessed Mother. She volunteered at Unity a Journey of Hope, taught craft classes at Charleroi Middle School, the Curves “Club”, Card Club for over 50 years and was proudly one of the last three surviving wives of the original Charleroi Fire Department.
When Phil wasn’t involved in her numerous clubs and organizations; she enjoyed relaxing at Pine Cove Swim Club (member for over 60 years), and being the life of the party at the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade, handing out her homemade pepperoni rolls and Jell-O shots, especially to her church friends from the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Surviving to cherish Phil’s memory; her son John (wife Mary Joan) Tillman. Her four daughters; Paula Tillman-Kyle, Renee (husband Fred) Gould, Lisa Yagnich, and Joy (husband Robert) DeFerrari, and her special daughters Michele and Mary Pat Buraczewski. Grandchildren; Jonathan Tillman, Eric (Sinem) Eissler, Raynelle (Rohn) Patterson, Katlyn Kyle, Brandon (Claudia Alff-Chute) Neupaver, Buenna Neupaver, Andrew (Mariah) Tillman, Theresa Shustock, Zack Yagnich & Petey, Shawna, Peyton and Bo DeFerrari. Her fourteen great-grandchildren, her sister Shirley Clark and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents Phil is preceded in death by the love of life for 58 years, John Tillman. Her great-grandchild Josiah, and her loving brother Darwin Krasovic.
Friends and family will be received on Saturday September 25th, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00am at Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish 624 Washington Ave, Charleroi, PA 15022. Where a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am with Rev. Gerald Mikonis officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schrock-hogan.com
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