YORK William (Bill) Hilbert, born April 25, 1932, in Binghamton, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2014 after an extended battle with Melanoma Lung cancer. Bill was a very active person and participated in many physical sports in addition to being a (left handed) AAA baseball pitcher and first baseman in the NY Yankees organization. He prided himself with seven Varsity letters at Carson Long Military Academy (New Bloomfield, Pa.) in Basketball, Baseball, Football, Tennis, Track, Oration and the Rifle Team. Bill loved competitive sports and could have been a Pro Billiard Player. He also loved to tell jokes and make people laugh and could carry on a conversation with anyone. Bill loved to dance, but in his own wild way. He sang all the old songs and boasted that he was once on the Old Horace Height Talent television show in the 50s. Bill spent two years in Korea (52-54) Army Infantry. He received many medals for bravery in the 23rd Infantry, Reg. 2nd Division G Company 4th Platoon Sgt Section Leader. He belonged to the American Legion, Moose Lodge, VFW, and Eagles. Bill retired after 28 years from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a pressman by trade for 30 years. Bill is survived by his two daughters, Jeanine Marie Hilbert and her husband John Pellicano, and Cynthia Anne Harden and her fiance Richard E. Schultz, Jr.; four grandchildren, Frankie, Joshua (his wife Lauren), Daniel and Kristen; his three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Mallory and Chloe; along with Bill's fiancee, Carolyn (Carrie) M. Frysinger; and his brother, Richard Remmele. Pre-deceased by his mother, Margaret E. (Foster Hilbert) Remmele; his father, William B. Hilbert, Sr.; and sister, Margaret (Peggy Hilbert) Brewer. A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery with graveside military honors provided by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. A viewing will be one hour prior to services. Memorial contributions may be made to
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2014