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Brian Tilghman

March 2, 1986 ~ June 22, 2021 (age 35)


Brian James Tilghman, age 35, of Auburn, died unexpectedly June 22, 2021, at his home. Brian was born March 2, 1986, at McCray Memorial Hospital in Kendallville, Indiana, the son of James E. and Linda L. (Wright) Tilghman. Brian grew up in Kendallville, was a 2004 graduate of East Noble High School and attended Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne. Affectionately known as “Spaz,” he loved spending time with his family, and was always happiest by the water. An avid experimental cook, he was also very creative and had a style all his own.  Known for his willingness to always help a friend in need, Brian also enjoyed volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

He is survived by:
His parents, Jim and Linda Tilghman of Fort Wayne. 
His brother, Shaun Tilghman of North Manchester.
Aunt Diana and Uncle Don Meschberger of Fort Wayne.
Aunt Jane Russell of Albion.
Uncle Barry and Aunt Janice Tilghman of Auburn. 
Uncle Gail and Aunt Pam Bainbridge of Auburn. 
Many cousins and his dog, Gonzo. 
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Clarise Tilghman and maternal grandparents, Hollis and Fern Wright.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 27, 2021 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home followed by a time of sharing memories and celebrating Brian’s life at 5:00 PM.
Burial will take place on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Covington Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Indiana. 

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June 27, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

Celebration of Life
June 27, 2021

5:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

June 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Covington Memorial Gardens
8408 Covington Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

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