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Robert L. Hillberg Obituary
HILLBERG, ROBERT L. In CT Hospice, Aug 12, 2012, with his son and close friends by his side, Robert L. Hillberg, 94, of Cheshire. Husband of the late Jeanette Shaw Hillberg. Father of Lee S. Hillberg of Mount Holly, VT. Also survived by his close friend Richard Harris of MA. Born Aug. 27, 1917 in Imsoa, Iowa a son of the late Carl Walter and Dorothy Westenberg Hillberg, he served with the US Navy and had attended the University of Minnesota. He was employed for many years as a firearms designer for several firearms manufacturers. He held over forty patents for firearms and was associated with the Whitney Firearms Co. where he designed the Whitney Wolverine Handgun. He also was called many times to serve as an expert witness about firearms at civil and criminal trials. Service will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice,100 Double Beach Rd.,Branford,CT 06405. Robert's family would like to thank the entire staff at CT Hospice,and especialy Rosemary Hurtzler for the loving and professional care given to him during his stay there.

Published in The New Haven Register on Aug. 16, 2012
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