Herbert C. Tilton III


Herbert “Butchie” Carlton Tilton III of Edgartown, gardener, craftsman, outdoorsman, died on Saturday, November 1, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 58.

Born on October 19, 1956, he was the son of Herbert “Towser” Tilton Jr. and late mother Judith Etta (Ray) Tilton; loving husband of Lisa Tilton; father of Cheyenne Tilton, Tony Cortez (and wife Vikki), Bradley Cortez (and fiancee Vani) and Nicholas Butler (and wife Olivia); brother of Bonnie Tilton Jackson and April Tilton Poisson; grandfather of Delilah and Archer Butler.

A teacher of many and a friend to all, his laughter will not be forgotten. Fishing was not an escape from life, but a deeper immersion into it.

Memorial service information will follow.