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Arthur Leonard Hillson


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Arthur Leonard Hillson Obituary
November 9, 1920 - March 27, 2017 Arthur L. Hillson died peacefully on March 27, 2017 in Whittier, California, at the age of 96. He is survived by his children, Ellen Jordan, Susan Hillson, and granddaughter, Blanca Jordan. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Muriel. Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, to Morris and Rebecca Hillson, Art graduated from Lowell State Teachers College (now University of Massachusetts) with a degree in Education and Columbia University with a degree in Music. He continued his education and earned several advanced degrees in counselor education from California State University, Fullerton. During World War II, he served as a radar officer and was stationed in Upottery, England, and Versailles, France. He was an accomplished educator for the Whittier Union High School District for more than 30 years who taught music and mathematics and was a dedicated guidance counselor known for his dry sense of humor and great listening skills. He was passionate about inspiring family, students, friends, and neighbors. Memorial contributions can be made to Whittier Public Library, Los Angeles Area Food Bank, and the PIH Hospice.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 8 to Mar. 25, 2018
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