Marie L. Tilton, 93, of Cranford, died January 30, 2015, in Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in New York, NY, she had been a resident in Cranford since 1980. Marie was a member of The First Presbyterian Church in Cranford, and active with The Margaret Green Assn. She was also a member of the Cranford Historical Society, and enjoyed writing poetry. Marie was the beloved sister to Edgar S. Tilton Jr.and his wife Oda Bonnie, and the late Florence E. Wahner. She is survived by nephew: John E. Tilton and his wife Melanie, great niece: Robin A. Ross and her husband John.
Marie's Service of Remembrance will be 2:00PM Saturday February 7, 2015, in the Snyder Chapel of The First Presbyterian Church, Cranford. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Memorial Fund of The Presbyterian Church, 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016. Arrangements are by Gray Funeral Directors of Cranford, A Life Celebration Home. Go to: grayfuneralhomes.com to leave condolences.
Dancing In A Wheel Chair
I am dancing, so it seems
'Though it's different from my dreams;
No evening dress of billowy white,
No partner stepping quick and light.
My partner's in a wheel chair
Rolling back and forth there;
'Though I may be lame still,
Dancing always gives me a thrill.
His face is an inspiring sight
For he has spirit and plenty of fight
And he will improve along life's way
While spreading courage everyday.
It is not very important now
Whether we curtsey or make a bow Â¬Â¬--
Just a partner to understand,
It's far better than I planned.