Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Celebrating 100 Years!



William F. (Bill) Tiley, a native of Tamaqua, Pa. is observing his 100th Birthday on June 28th on Marco Island. Many relatives and friends will gather to celebrate the occasion.

Bill went to Temple University where he played football under the coaching of the famous Glenn “Pop” Warner. He played on the winning team of the first Sugar Bowl game.

Following college he started working for the Allentown Call-Chronicle Newspaper at their Lansford office as a cub reporter. He advanced into management where he remained until his retirement in 1976 as Bureau Chief of all the satellite offices. At that time he and his wife, the former Virginia Bachman of Lansford, Pa., retired to Sun City, Arizona. Because of their love of golf they became active as volunteers in numerous PGA and LPGA tournaments.

Bill remains active with walking, swimming and an avid interest in sports. If you see an elderly gentleman cruising up and down Barfield with his walker, often chatting with his friends, that’s Bill! Upon his doctor’s advice he has had to give up golf, however, he shot his last “Hole In One” just prior to his 96th birthday.

Since his wife’s death he has lived with his daughter Dana Cleary on Marco Island. His son, Dr. Fred Tiley is still practicing medicine in Salem, Oregon. He has six grand-children and eleven great grand-children.


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