The Tinneny Family History Site



Alice Rose Hart Earlston

1920 - 2013

Photo: Courtesy of the Family

Alice was born 27 December 1920 in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and passed away January 31, 2013 in Jupiter Florida. She was the youngest of 6 children of Cornelius Hart and Alice Tinneny and the sole survivor of her immediate family. Alice was the granddaughter of Patrick “Yankee Pat” Tinneny of Goladuff, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia.  She is believed to have been the eldest Tinneny descendent in the United States.  

Alice was predeceased by her brothers Cornelius, John, Frank and sisters, Margaret and Isabel. She was married to retired Navy Captain Robert Earlston and resided in Jupiter Farms Florida moving there from Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Great Mills, Maryland.  

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters Alice Palmer of Yuma, Arizona and Mary Ellen & Anthony Sariti of Bethesda, Maryland and a son James & Teri Kennedy of San Clemente, California. She was predeceased by her daughter Constance Mangan. She is survived by step-son Jere & Linda Earlston of San Diego, California. and a step daughter Dixie & Larry Benoit of Lafayette, Louisiana. Surviving Grandchildren James Koch, Kevin Koch, John Lynch, George Brownridge, Constance Lutz, William Waite, Marcus Waite, Whitney Braden, Lonnie Benoit, Jamie Benoit, Robin Calafata, Sam Earlston, Amy Sariti, Andrew Sariti, and Jeanette Kennedy Gordon, and many great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.  

Alice was a long time parishioner at Saint Peter Catholic Church in Jupiter and participated in many support roles there. She was an employee of Club Demonstrations Company at the Costco store on North Lake Blvd were she participated as a food demonstrator for 18 years, She had previously lived in Pennsauken, N.J. where she was the owner and operator of the Park Beauty Salon for 17 years. She was a teaching beautician and taught the art of beauty and make up in the Haddonfield School District. In 1971 she married Navy Lieutenant Bob Earlston, a union that lasted forever. Visitation was  February 6, at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, Jupiter, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 11 a.m., Thursday, February 7th at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1701 Indian Creek Parkway, Jupiter, FL. Entombment followed at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, West Palm Beach, FL.

This is an edited  version of Alice's obituary which was  published in The Palm Beach Post from February 3 to February 6, 2013.