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Francis E. "Gene" Hilaman

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Francis E. "Gene" Hilaman, Sr.

Francis E. "Gene" Hilaman, Sr. 77, of West Grove, PA passed away on July 1, 2014 surrounded by his family. Mr. Hilaman served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a general contractor for 33 years before retiring. Gene established and was a member of the Dunrovin Hunting Club in Potters County, PA . His interests included hunting, fishing, reading and he especially enjoyed the time spent with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Elsie (Cox) Hilaman; his son Francis Eugene Hilaman, Jr. and his brother Howard P. Hilaman, Jr;

Gene is survived by his children, Crystal Baum (Jim)of New Castle, DE and Cheryl Blasingame (Robert) of Exton, PA; 4 grandchildren, Jessica Kucek (Nick), Lindsey Dunlap (David), Ashley Pflieger, Jennifer Trimble; 6 great grandchildren, Avery and Noah Kucek, Cody and Lilliana Dunlap and Dalton and Emily Trimble.

A viewing will be held on Saturday July 5 from 9:30-10:30 am with a service to follow at 10:30 at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, 19808. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, PA. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center Newark, DE 19711 or to the Philadelphia Game Commission, To send a message of condolence visit

Published in The News Journal from July 3 to July 5, 2014
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