HORNELL-Robert Gerald “Jerry” Hillman, 51, formerly of Glen Ave., passed away early Tuesday morning (Jan. 31, 2017) at Shore Winds Nursing Home in Rochester, after a long illness.
Born in Hornell on Oct. 27, 1965, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Baird) Hillman. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Theodore “Ted” Hillman and his uncle, Leo Hillman.
A lifelong resident of Hornell, Jerry was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and Hornell High School.
He began his career as an electrician with the former Morrison-Knudson Co.
(M-K) and later with Alstom in Hornell.
Jerry attended St. Ann’s Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Hornell and was a member of the Hornell Council No. 243, Knights of Columbus.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he also enjoyed playing soccer.
His loving family includes his daughter, Mary Hillman of Corning; his brother, John Hillman of Rochester; his two sisters, Kathleen Hillman of Hornell and Barbara Hillman of Bel Air, Md.; his sister-in-law, Sandy Hillman of Hornell; his uncle, Robert (Eleanor) Hillman of Hornell; his two aunts, Isabelle Hillman of Hornell and Rosemary Walton of Candler, N.C.; also his nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of Robert Gerald “Jerry” Hillman.
Calling hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Friends are invited to meet his family at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.
Online condolences and remembrances of Jerry are welcomed at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.