Tillman Meney

Obituary of Tillman Meney

Irondequoit - Tillman Richard Meney, 82, of Irondequoit, formerly of Oakfield, an employee of the Town of Irondequoit Highway Dept., died Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.

Mr. Meney was born May 11, 1935 in Culpepper, VA, a son of the late William and Claudine (Richards) Meney.

He graduated from Oakfield Alabama High School and attended Brown Preparatory School in Philadelphia before enrolling in Alfred State College in 1956.  He received a Diploma in Business from Rochester Business Institute and while working at Eastman Kodak Co., attended Rochester Institute of Technology. 

He served in the US Army Reserve from 1956 to 1966 and formerly attended both the Oakfield United Methodist Church and the Batavia 1st Baptist Church.  He was an avid reader and chess player.  He started playing chess at the age of 27 and trained under the late Dr. Eric Marchand.  Both Mr. Meney and Dr. Marchand were members of the Rochester Chess Club.  Mr. Meney was honored to play in a tournament in Dr. Marchand's name.   Mr. Meney was very active in playing chess and competed in several tournaments both inside and outside the state.  He played in the US Open in Wichita, KS, South Carolina and in Chicago.

He worked first at the VAMC in Batavia, then at Eastman Kodak Co. where her retired after 23 years. He then went to work for the Irondequoit Highway Department and worked for an additional 10 years.

Survivors include three sons, Mark Meney and Scott (Julie) Meney, all of Rochester, and Clay (Linda) Meney of Brockport; a daughter, Lisa Meney of Rochester; a sister, Constance Meney Alexander of Batavia; a goddaughter, Jaini Robinson of Rochester; 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 

He was the brother of the late Raymond Meney, William Meney and Claudia Virginia Meney.   

Services are private.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the general fund of the Oakfield Alabama School District, 7001 Lewiston Road, Oakfield, NY 14125.  Burial will be in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield.  Arrangements were entrusted to Burdett and Sanford Funeral Home of Oakfield.