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Terry O’Brian Till  

Terry O’Brian Till

May 9, 1951 –¬†June 2, 2017

Terry O’Brian Till, age 66, of Nemacolin, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Born in Uniontown, PA, on May 9, 1951, Terry was the son of the late Elmer Breakiron and Bernice Harford. A proud U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the 101st Airborne Division and later served as an MP, attaining the rank of E5 – Sergeant. Terry made his career as a corrections officer in Greene County, PA, retiring after many years of employment.

A passionate football fan, he looked forward to cheering on his favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers each season. He was a gun enthusiast and avid collector. Terry adored animals of all kinds, but was especially fond of horses. In his leisure time, he enjoyed watching drag racing. Above all else, Terry loved spending time with his family and will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Cheryl Schwandtner. Terry is survived by his children, Heidi S. Upchurch (James, Jr.) of Elkton, MD, Michael O. Till (Jessica) of Newark, and Jason E. Till of Edwards, CO; former wife, Helga Owens; and grandchildren, James III, Abigail, Adelynne, and Garrett.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Wednesday morning, June 7, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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  1. Cheryl M. Cross, June 3, 2017

    Helga and family:

    Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of Mr. Till. May God give him a beautiful peaceful rest, and may He give you and the family strength to get through the coming days, as well as peace and comfort.

    All my love,
    Cheryl M. Cross

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  2. Judy Mangini, June 3, 2017

    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Hugs and prayers to the family. Especially my friend Michael.

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  3. Bill Shepherd, June 3, 2017

    Our Deepest Sympathy , with Much Love and Prayers to Mike , Jessica and the Entire Till Family, Love MOMOM Shepherd and Uncle Bill Shepherd

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  4. Cindy (Breakiron) Geller, June 3, 2017

    I was so sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing.
    Buddy was my cousin. My father Wendell Breakiron was his uncle. My dad and Buddy’s dad Elmer were brothers. I remember Buddy from when we were kids. Sadly, we hadn’t seen each other in a long time.
    My prayers go out to all of you. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Cindy (Breakiron) Geller

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  5. Tammy Foster Stewart, June 4, 2017

    My deepest condolences to the family. Buddy was an amazing, kind , generous man. We all refer to him as our “barn ” family. So truly sorry

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  6. Shiela, June 5, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death anymore right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4.Please read these scriptures and may the god of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.

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  7. PAO, June 11, 2017

    I am sorry about your loss. Terry was a good man. I remember when he approached me on shift and was going to hang it up due to his vision loss. He was not worried about his own safety but the safety of the people around him. When I saw his name on the board it deeply saddened me and I immediately reflected back to this day and the subsequent days when I would see him and we would have a brief conversation. You will be missed by all – watch over us from above brother!

    Captain Oddo

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