Dr. Richard Nelson Tillman, 90, internist and cardiologist

April 16, 2002

Dr. Richard Nelson Tillman, a retired internist and cardiologist who practiced medicine for nearly 50 years, died in his sleep Sunday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. He was 90.

The former Roland Heights Avenue resident was born in Baltimore and raised at Tillmanor, his family's Riderwood home.

A 1929 graduate of Towson High School, he earned his bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1933 and his medical degree from the Hopkins School of Medicine in 1937.

Dr. Tillman entered private practice in the late 1930s, and had an office at 3035 St. Paul St. He also taught electrocardiogram technology at Johns Hopkins and St. Joseph hospitals' nursing schools.

Dr. Tillman was a member of Baltimore Country Club, where he played tennis, and was a crossword puzzle enthusiast. A pianist, he enjoyed playing popular and classical music, and entertaining at senior centers. He collected sheet music.

His 1938 marriage to Hope Sturtedvant ended in divorce. In 1956, he married Florence Ebert, who died in 1985.

Services are private.

Dr. Tillman is survived by a daughter, Hope Nelson Tillman of Woburn, Mass.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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