Allen W. Jillson Sr.

Died: Fri., Apr. 24, 2020

Family to do services at later date

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Allen Jillson Sr., (Big Al) 71 of Tuckerton, New Jersey passed away on April 24, 2020 peacefully at home.


He was born to parents Violet and Alvin Jillson on October 2, 1948 in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Allen graduated Southern Regional High School in 1967. At 18 years of age Allen signed to the Atlanta Braves as a pitcher. He spent two unforgettable years with The Braves. In 1969 Allen was drafted into the United States Army. Allen received a Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal 1st Award, and Purple Heart. Allen settled back in his home town of Tuckerton, New Jersey where he worked for 27 years at the Ocean County Road Department.


Allen is survived by his son Allen Jillson Jr and wife Kelley Jillson, granddaughters Samantha and Sadie; daughter Stephanie Fontanes and husband Brian Fontanes, granddaughter Alana; brother Alvie Jillson and wife Pattie; brother Arthur Jillson and wife Dutchie Jillson; brother David Jillson and wife Ann. Allen is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Allen was predeceased by parents Violet and Alvin, sister Claire, brother Alfred.


Big Al was a well-known resident of Tuckerton. He could be seen at any given morning at L&M Deli with his breakfast club or walking around town running errands. Allen was a friendly, kind, soul and will be greatly missed.


A celebration of life service will be planned after the COVID pandemic has passed.

WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 134 EAST MAIN ST., TUCKERTON, N.J. is handling the arrangements.  

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dale b parsons
   Posted Sat April 25, 2020
so sorry to hear of Allens passing, one of the originals from my class,He will always be remembered by me as a friend and classmate

Cathy and Paul Williams
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Dear Family,

May all your wonderful memories give you peace. It looks like he had a great life!!


Cathy and Paul

Geri DeMedici
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. Life is never the same once you lose someone you loved. Remember him with the love you have for him and the fond memories he made with you. RIP and God speed.

Steve Cranmer
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Always called Allen, "Big Gentle Al". Except when he had a bat in his hand. RIP
Our condolences to the Bills in Family.

Steve Dodson
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
What a great guy. Saw him a lot walking around town and he always had some friendly conversation. Baby Huey. Man could that guy put a soft ball into orbit. So sorry to hear of his passing.

Mark Seim
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
So sorry to hear of Al's death. I played baseball against him when he played for the Tuckerton team in the ACBL. He was an excellent player and it was a privilege to be on the field with him. He was a very good pitcher, a power hitter, and a gentlemen on the field of competition... If they are playing baseball in heaven, Al is on the team... Condolences to his family..... mark

Cindy Hesse
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
I feel like I missed out on so much, I never knew he did all this. He always said Hi, he was always in happy mood. We compared Star Trek movies. He was a big Trekkie. Condolences to the whole Jillson family.

Ted Przychoda
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
I was totally shocked to learn of Allen's passing! He was always a very friendly, pleasant, and well liked individual. Certainly a gentle Giant! Whenever you'd come in contact with Allen, he would brighten your day with his comments on life, etc...…. My deepest condolences to his entire family and to ALL who loved him.

Charlie and Cathy Maxwell
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
Sad news.....our condolences to the entire Jillson family! Allen was a teammate on the great Tip's Hardware softball of the all-time legends of softball!! RIP Big Al!!

Mary Ann Beron
   Posted Wed April 29, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. May his memories help you through this sad time. Prayers for you and your family.

John G Klein
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Alvie & Patti,
With deepest sympathy in the passing of your brother.

Michael Tomaro
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the family,Al was a great person.He will be missed,

Deb Aker
   Posted Fri May 01, 2020
Dear Alvie and Pattie, Steve and I are so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Our thoughts and love are with you and your family. Love, Deb and Steve

Bob & Ann Corliss &Family
   Posted Sat May 02, 2020
Our sincerest sympathy for your family's loss.

Rob Edwards
   Posted Mon May 04, 2020
So sorry to hear of Allen’s passing. My condolences to the Jillson Family.


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