Loretta Mary Tilves, 75, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Heath Village Community in Hackettstown, NJ. Loretta was born on June 11, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA. She most recently lived in Mount Arlington, NJ and previously lived in Pittsburgh, Long Valley, and Amsterdam. When Loretta was younger, she worked at U. S. Steel and was currently working as a childcare provider in Morristown, NJ.
Loretta enjoyed crocheting and reading. She centered her life around her grandchildren and loved going to all of their sporting events. Loretta was a big fan of Mount Olive Lacrosse.
Loretta is survived by her children, Joe Tilves and wife Michelle, Joelle Kelly and husband Chris, and Nicolle Tilves; her grandchildren, Jackson, Benett, and Maggie Tilves, and Joseph and Maddie Kelly, and many other loving family members and friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph Tilves and her brother, Edward Nowe.
A Celebration of Loretta's Life will include a visitation on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1pm to 5pm at the William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road (corner of Rt. 206), Chester, NJ (908) 879-3090. An 11am funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 3 at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ. Interment will be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tilves family for assistance in her grandson Jacksons ongoing battle against cancer. Checks can be made payable to Jackson Tilves.