Jeffrey Tittle ’79

Jeffrey Alan Tittle, aged 67 passed away on Friday, January 5, 2024. Jeff is survived by the love of his life, Donna, with whom he shared countless cherished moments. His legacy continues through his children: Ashley Tittle and husband Ryan Putans, Alyssa and husband Jeff Frey along with their children Molly, Emalyn, and Jeffery; Emily and husband TJ Perdue and their children Marek and Mila; Jamie and husband Brandon Gonzales; Colin Tittle; and Evangeline “Eva” Tittle.

He was the cherished son of John “Jack” and Marion “Martie” Tittle, and brother Doug (Jan) Tittle, Unlce Bill (Sharon) Tittle, and Sister Janie (Anthony) Annello. Jeff is also survived by his mother-in-law Meg “Gigi” Cumming, as well as brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and his beloved furbaby Darla. Jeff was preceded in death by his father-in-law, David Cumming. After graduating from Hope College in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree, Jeff found his professional calling in business management before embarking on a successful career in the insurance industry.

His dedication and hard work culminated in an amazing career, earning the respect and admiration of colleagues and clients alike. His most recent role was at HAP Insurance Co. Jeff’s passion for life was evident in his diverse interests and hobbies. A runner at heart, he proudly completed the River Bank Run an impressive 29 times. Golf courses knew his steady swing, and he found solace and joy in grilling, boating, and embracing lake life on Bostwick Lake. His role as a dedicated father and grandfather was paramount, and he poured his love into every moment spent with his family. Music was a cornerstone of Jeff’s existence. His involvement with the worship team at church, where he played bass, was a testament to his faith and musical talent.

College days saw him in a band, strumming the guitar and creating melodies that would echo in the hearts of listeners for years to come. Even in leisure, Jeff was competitive, enjoying games of euchre with friends and family. Known for savoring his 44oz Diet Pepsi and relishing an ice-cold Labatt’s Blue Light, he was a man of simple pleasures and deep connections. Jeff’s presence was a beacon of light in the lives of those he touched. His unwavering faith guided him through life’s trials and triumphs, and his friendly demeanor drew people to him naturally. Jeff’s loving and friendly nature was his hallmark, leaving no doubt in the minds of those who loved him that they were cherished beyond measure. Jeff lived with purpose and passion, filled with music, laughter, and unwavering love. His spirit, a harmonious blend of compassion and strength, will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to have known him. Jeff’s melody will resonate forever in the hearts of his family and friends, as a timeless tribute to him.

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