Dr. Anthony Channell Hilfer 1936 - 2008 Dr. Anthony Channell Hilfer died Friday, April 11, 2008, in Austin as a result of a tragic automobile accident. Tony was the Iris Howard Regents Professor of English at the University of Texas in Austin. During his 45 year tenure, he taught Sophomore, Upper Division and Graduate Courses in American Literature and Plan II, World Literature and Composition. Tony is survived by his wife, Jane; his son, Tom Hilfer of Harper, Texas. He is also survived by Jane's daughters and their families, Kathryn and George Hillhouse and their sons, Sam and Henry of Austin; and Molly and Hunt James and their children, Maddie and Miles of Tampa, Florida. The Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the UT Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd. To access additional information online, please visit http://www.carepages.com The carepage name is "tonyhilfer". In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the UT Department of English in care of Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair of English, 1 University Station, B5000, Austin, TX 78712, to be put toward the Tony Hilfer Annual Prize for the best article published in Texas Studies in Language and Literature.
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Published in Austin American-Statesman on April 14, 2008