Erik Ohl Hilston(1965-2013)

Memorial services for Erik Ohl Hilston, age 47, will be held 4:45 p.m. Thursday at St. James Episcopal Church, 131 N. State St., Painesville. Mother Vanessa Clark will officiate. Friends will be received from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.
A resident of Aurora, Erik was born June 23, 1965, in Painesville and passed away Jan. 25, 2013, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Aurora.
Erik was employed by the Canal Pointe Nursing and Rehab Center in Akron.
A 1984 graduate of West Muskingum High School, Erik earned his B.S. degree in 1989 from The Ohio State University. He was awarded his M.B.A. in 2007, from Indiana Wesleyan University. An avid Buckeye fan, he also enjoyed making his own beer and cooking. Erik was a loving father, whose life was devoted to his children.
Survivors are his son, Owen Hilston; daughter, Sidney Hilston; mother, Barbara (Ohl) Hilston; sister, Carri (Rob) Jackson; maternal grandmother, Estrea Ohl; and former wife, Conni (Simpson) Hilston.
He was preceded in death by his father, David G. ""Butch"" Hilston; and maternal grandfather, Frank Ohl.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Geauga County Humane Society, 15463 Chillicothe Road, Novelty, OH 44072.
Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published in on Jan. 29, 2013