Lester A. Tinner
Lester A. Tinner, 80, of Unionville, passed away at home, Friday, February 14, 2020. Born May 20, 1939 near Philadelphia, PA, he made many fun memories growing up with brother, Art, and sister, Martha Ann, spending summer with extended family at Lake Carey.

Les graduated from Shelton College in New Jersey. After marrying Vivien Crookshanks August 19, 1961, they relocated to her hometown in Mentor, OH, where he began a long and storied career with the United States Postal Service. He served as supervisor in Mentor, Officer-in-charge at Geneva Post Office, Postmaster at Madison, OH and completed his tenure with the U.S.P.S. at Painesville, OH.

Les loved sports, lettered in multiple sports in high school and college, then coached in youth sports leagues in Mentor and Geneva. He spent many hours at gymnasiums, ball fields and stadiums watching his children and grandchildren compete in their sports.

Les was active in his community, serving on the Harpersfield Twp. Zoning Board and as Trustee.

He passed on his faith in God, serving at Faith Baptist Church; S. Madison Bible Baptist Church and most recently, Grace Baptist Church of Geneva. He served as choir director, youth leader, bus driver, Sunday School teacher and deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha Elizabeth and Lester Albert Tinner; stepmother, Ann B. Tinner; and son, Steven A. Tinner. He is rejoicing in Heaven with them today.

Les is survived by his wife of 58 years, Vivien; brother, Lowell Arthur (Ginny) Tinner; sister, Martha Ann Tinner; children, Deborah (Anthony) Cardaman; Mark (Sharon) Tinner, Ken (Stephanie) Tinner; and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Reichel Tinner; grandchildren, Alisabeth (Trenton) Langer, Anthony Cardaman, III, Aidan Cardaman, and Kaleb, Kaden and Seth Tinner.

Friends will be received Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 10AM until the time of a 12:00 PM funeral service at Faith Baptist Church, 3003 Narrows Rd. Perry, OH. Pastor Stoney Drain will officiate and a luncheon will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 5441 Cork-Cold Springs, P.O. Box 733, Geneva, OH 44041. The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St. Madison assisted his family with arrangements. Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Published on February 15, 2020


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Joyce Anthony
Mar 17, 2020
I must add after all these years, I can still recall him standing there singing, "He could have called 10,000 angels..." Always loved to hear his rich voice...
Joyce Anthony
Mar 17, 2020
I have fond memories of Mr. Tinner and his family singing in church at So. Madison Bible . I especially remember his beautiful voice.... prayers for his family and his joyous return home. RIP
Mary Etta (Boyer) Spring
Feb 19, 2020
Les was a wonderful person. I loved being in the choir when he was song leader at Faith Baptist Church. God bless the family and prayers to all of you. See you again one day Les and you can lead the HEAVENLY choir!
Rev. Bob Mazzie
Feb 17, 2020
Les Tinner were good friend s since our days at Shelton College. We sang together in the Sheltonian Quartet group, played basebal l and doubled dated with him and his wife to be, Vivian. We will all miss him.
Claudia Talbot
Feb 17, 2020
I remember several years of youth ministry lead by Mr & Mrs Tinner using the Word of Life program. Quiz team, softball tournament at Bowling Green University, all night bowl-a-thons. Our youth group of 10-15 would turn into a whole school bus load of kids. I'm sure they were exhausted but they never showed it. Teen years can be a dark time, Mr Tinner was always a bright light. Praying for the family as they celebrate him home.
George Heidorn
Feb 16, 2020
Lester and I have know each other since we were young boys in Boy Scouts. His dad was our Scout Leader. Many happy memories from scouting with the Tinners. Les and I went to the same Christian college. We were on the Shelton College Soccer Team and had a great time doing our best to win. "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." Psalms 116:15
Lori & Brent Burke
Feb 16, 2020
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Lester A. Tinner by Lori & Brent Burke.  Send flowers
Renée & Richard Hanyok
Feb 16, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the family. Les is one of the nicest people we know. He worked with Nana at the Mentor post office and established the newsletter for Harpersfield Township. He was congenial, intelligent and fun loving. He told some pretty good stories.

God got a good one, Viv. We know he will be missed. He beat us home.

May the Lord be with you and your family. May He hold you in the palm of His hand comfort you as only He can. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rich & Renée
Betty Darrow and family
Feb 16, 2020
We were very sorry to hear about Les’s passing. Our most sincere condolences to all of you. He was a good friend and neighbor.