John David Tilk, 76, died of heart failure Friday, May 11, 2018 at Cleveland Clinic. Dave was born September 6, 1941 in Cleveland to his parents, John and Margaret.
He graduated from Northfield High School. He worked for LTV Steel as a Roll Shop Supervisor for 38 years. He retired and began building theater sets for Opera Cleveland, Magical Theater, Academy of the Arts and Dobama, building well over 1000 sets.
He was a great family man and a loving father. He married Patricia and had two children together. He enjoyed scuba diving, flying, motorcycling, boating, opera, music and holidays. His family and friends will always remember him as a happy, caring, kind and loveable person.
Dave is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia of Medina; his sons, Jason (Danielle) and David (Natalie) of Cleveland; his grandchildren, Agatha, Rosie, David, Sarah, and Matthew.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret.
He was cremated and his family had a private memorial.
Memorial contributions would be appreciated by the family to help with medical and funeral expenses.