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Charles A. Tielleman, Sr.

Born September 16, 1931

Charles A. Tielleman, Sr., age 85, of Wilmington, DE, died on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Charles was born in Wilmington, DE on September 16, 1931, and was the son of the late Henry Ernest and May Elizabeth (Pugh) Tielleman. He attended Bancroft, Brown Vocational High School, and later Goldey Beacom College. A proud veteran, Charles served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He made his career as a crane operator for Delmarva Power, retiring after many years of dedicated employment.

He was a longtime member of the Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church. In his leisure time, Charles enjoyed traveling of all kinds, especially the 26 world cruises he took with his wife, Shirley, and also spent many happy hours walking in state and national parks. An exceptional handyman, he was happy to build or fix anything his family needed him to and without a second thought, was always willing to offer his assistance to anyone in need. Charles was a devoted and loving husband, father, and brother.

Charles is survived by his wife, Shirley Tielleman; daughter, Christine Allison; son, Charles A. Tielleman, Jr.; and sisters, Louise Cheeseman and Debbie Duke.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 am on Friday morning, September 15, 2017, at the Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, where a gathering for family and friends will be held from 11:00 am until 11:30 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church at the address listed above or to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 308,Wilmington, DE 19899.


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10 Condolences for Charles A. Tielleman, Sr.

  • Our Prayers are with you,
    Aunt Shirley, Christine, and Charles Jr.

    Charlotte and Jose Roman

  • Charlie, we will certainly miss your ready smile and good words. As much as we already missed your work as part of Phix-it. You were always ready, willing and able to do whatever needed to be done. It was greatly appreciated. Rest in Peace,ol’ buddy.

  • We will always remember the good times and the great friendship we have enjoyed with Charles and Shirley. Life must go on, but things will not be the same without Charles. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mel and Tina

  • Such a sweet, gentle loving man! I Never seen him without a smile on his face. No doubt he is going to be missed by all who knew and loved him. My prayers and thoughts are with you Aunt Shirley, Christine and Charles. R.I.P Uncle Charles.

    All my love…… Phyllis

  • Very sad to hear this. He was a great guy.

  • What a great man he was, will always remember the great times and family gatherings. We will miss his gentle spirit and kindness. Sincere sympathy with love Sherry and Earl

  • I am truly broken to hear of Uncle Charles’ passing. He was the type of man you liked the instant you met him, and once you met him, you couldn’t help but love him.
    Aunt Shirley the same.
    Charles Jr, and Christine, God’s love will take away the pain.

  • Our prayers are with you and your family Aunt Shirley.
    Uncle Charles was a blessing to have known. His kind heart will be missed , and his kind words will be remembered.
    Love & prayers …❤

  • Praying for you Aunt Shirley, Christine and Charles Jr. May God comfort you during this time of remembrance.

    Debbie, Stephen, Stephanie and Jonathan.

  • We are praying for you Shirley that His peace and strength is upon you. Charles was a kind and compassionate man and the family will miss his presence. We had wonderful memories of him at family gatherings. God Bless You.