Nikolas A. “Nick” Tillinghast, 18, he would of celebrated his 19th birthday on Friday September 5th, of the Hayes Road, Bath, passed away early Sunday morning (August 31, 2014) as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Bath.
Nikolas A. “Nick” Tillinghast, 18, he would of celebrated his 19th birthday on Friday September 5th, of the Hayes Road, Bath, passed away early Sunday morning (August 31, 2014) as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Bath. Born in Wellsboro, Pa. on Sept.5, 1995, he was a son of Robert and Marie Bodnar Tillinghast. A resident of Bath for most of his life, Nick recently graduated from Haverling Central School with the class of 2014 and had been a high honor student since fifth grade. He had a passion for sports since he was in the fourth grade and while in high school he was a member of the basketball, soccer and lacrosse teams. Besides his own family he also considered the lacrosse team as his family. When he was younger he was involved with Scouting from Tigers to early Boy Scout. Nick aspired to become a union electrician and was currently in process of doing so with Local Union #139 in Elmira. He began working at the age of 13 with a paper route for The Courier in Bath. Nick also was employed with the dishwashing crew at the Village Tavern in Hammondsport and did contracting and odd jobs throughout the surrounding area including local lakes. He was employed at Wheels Unlimited in Bath where he was currently working to purchase a new mountain bike and was also employed delivering pizzas for Ricco’s Pizza in Bath. Nick was a very intelligent, talented and ambitious young man working at multiple jobs at one time. He was an avid BMX biker and enjoyed all types of outdoor activities including, biking, skiing and snow boarding. Nick took great pleasure in helping others and if he promised do something for some one they could be guaranteed he would be there for them. His word was his bond and his time was always spent for someone else. Nick’s favorite times were those spent with family and friends especially enjoying fellowship around a bonfire. He loved animals, especially dogs, but was not very fond of snakes. Nick loved his truck, the “Danger Ranger” and he was often considered a “style king”, being very particular about his shoes. Nick was also involved with CROWN hiking with the Centenary United Methodist Church. His loving family includes his parents, Robert and Marie; his six siblings, Brock Brewer, Tylor Brewer, Rhiannon Tillinghast, Angela Brewer, JonMikeal Tillinghast all of Bath and Wayne Poeling of New York City; his grandparents, Nancy (Bob) Wheeler of Covington, Pa., Patty Tillinghast of Lawrenceville, Pa., Sandy (John) Wydra of Virginia and Edna Brewer of Bath; also his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends as well as his loving and caring lacrosse team family. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Albert Tillinghast and Ralph Brewer. Calling hours are being observed from 10am to noon on Saturday (Sept. 6, 2014) at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath where a funeral service will be held following calling hours at noon Saturday with Reverend Sam Stetter Officiating. Committal services and interment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery Hammondsport, NY. Following the services at the cemetery, everyone is invited to attend a luncheon at the Centenary United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Bath Youth Lacrosse, in care of Tom Noteware, 6672 Muck Circle, Bath, N.Y. 14810. Please make checks payable to Bath Youth Lacrosse. Arrangements are with the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath, 107 E. Steuben St., Bath, N.Y. 14810.