Joseph W. Hilliard Jr.

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Joseph William Hilliard, Jr., 75, of Eldersburg, MD, died on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster, MD. Born on March 16, 1940, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph and Carolyn (Wannenwetsch) Hilliard, Sr. He graduated from Towson High School in 1958, and he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore in 1971. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1961-1966, and he retired after 25 years as a savings and loan examiner in 1993. Joe is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Hilliard, of Longs, SC, and his four children from a previous marriage: a son, Joseph W. Hilliard III of San Diego, CA; a daughter, Melissa E. Hilliard of Hampstead, MD; a daughter Melinda H. (Jerry) Resh of Columbia, MD; a son, Brian K. (Jill) Hilliard of Collegeville, PA; and two stepsons: Joseph B. (Sonia) Goodwin of Myrtle Beach, SC; and Brett W. Goodwin of Little River, SC. Additionally, he is survived by eight grandchildren, a sister Suzanne H. (James) Fleming of Dennis, MA, and two nieces: Michelle S. Littleton of Plymouth, MA, and Amy D. Littleton of Brooklyn, NY. Joe was an active member of Waterbrook Community Church in Longs, SC. He volunteered for ten years at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, MD, where he received numerous community service awards for his time. He enjoyed playing golf, and he cherished time spent with his family. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 11:00 AM, at Crossroads Community Church, 895 Leidy Road, Westminster, MD 21157. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carroll Hospice, Inc., 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.

Published in Carroll County Times on May 29, 2015