Obituary of Daniel Tittle
Daniel Thomas Tittle, 71 of Middletown, RI passed away on June 15, 2018 in Seekonk, MA surrounded by his family.
Daniel was born in Newport RI to Clare M. (Dunn) Tittle on January 1, 1947. He went to high school at Rogers High School and graduated in 1966. Daniel began his love of the ocean at Easton’s beach with his cousins, and on to be a lifeguard at the beach for many seasons. He then went on to the U.S. Army as a paratrooper during the Vietnam era and was honorably discharged in 1969. He worked as a chef in local Newport Restaurants including White Horse Tavern, The Red Parrot, Canfield House, and Griswold’s among many. He was an avid fisherman and water enthusiast. He received many awards for his career including 2nd place for his chowder in the Newport Chowder festival while working at the Red Parrot.
Daniel is survived by his sister Terese Marie Van Horn of Kennewick, WA, and his nephew Timothy Van Horn and his wife Lyndsey who he spent his last days with. He is also survived by his daughter Clare Michelle Tittle of North Carolina and nephews Patrick Van Horn and his wife Laurie of Marysville, WA, and Michael Van Horn and his wife Annette of St. Johns, FL, as well as a lifelong friend and fishing Buddy William Yeomans of Middletown, RI. He is also survived large extended family including many cousins and great nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Church, corner of Broadway and Mann Avenue, Newport at 10:00 am. Visitation will be held at 8:30 – 9:30 am prior to the Mass at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made Beacon Hospice of Fall River,182 N. Main St. Fall River, MA 02720. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the VA, Silvercreek Nursing Center, and Beacon Hospice of Fall River for their care during Daniels final months.
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