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Harold Hans Hillje


1928 - 2021
Harold Hans Hillje Obituary

Harold Hans Hillje, 92, of McKeansburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem.

Harold was born Feb. 20, 1928, in Richmond Hill, N.Y., a son of the late Marie Meyer and Hans Hillje. He was the widower of Dorothy H. (Thoden) Hillje.

He served in the Army as a corporal during the Korean War. He worked as a carpenter during his lifetime and was a member of the Carpenters Union of New York City. He was a Boy Scout master in Long Island, N.Y., and a member of the Steuben Society.

He was predeceased by sisters, Ann Stoudt, of Shartlesville, and Wilma McEachern, of Uniondale, N.Y.

Harold is survived by a daughter, Lee Anne Hillje, of Orwigsburg; two sons, Kevin, husband of Ellen Hillje, of Florida, and Michael Hillje, of McKeansburg; a grandson, Ryan Hillje.

A religious service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Orwigsburg, with the Rev. Kenneth T. Melber Jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 until service at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow at Christ Church Cemetery, McKeansburg. Guests are asked to follow CDC guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. Please offer condolences at www.orwigsburgfuneral.com.


Published in Republican & Herald from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2021
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