Arthur T. Hilkert
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AGE: 89 • Cherry Hill
Arthur T. Hilkert, of Cherry Hill, NJ died July 28, 2014 as a result of a stroke. He was 89. Art was born in Canton, Ohio to Oscar and Josephine Hilkert. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. Upon completing his military service he graduated from St. Lawrence University and married Beth (nee Paca). They enjoyed 57 years together until her death in 2007. Art worked in the pharmaceutical business for many years before changing careers to become a stockbroker and finally retiring in 1999. He was a charter member and past president of the Garden State Rotary Club in Cherry Hill and was active in several ministries at Holy Eucharist Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Society of Stewards in the Diocese of Camden.
Art is survived by son Jeffrey Hilkert (Nancy) of Haddonfield, NJ, daughter Janice Hilkert (Jeff Peck) of Santa Cruz, CA, daughter Kathy Nichols (John) of San Diego, CA, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, his brother Richard of San Francisco, CA and sister Sandy of Canton, OH. Art was a devoted husband, loving father, and a generous and kind gentleman to the end.
Relatives and friends will gather Friday, August 29th, 10:00 to 10:45am at Holy Eucharist Catholic Church, 344 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. Please visit schetterfh.com to share your condolences with the family.
Schetter Funeral Home
304 W Route 70 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Published in Courier-Post on Aug. 23, 2014