BARRY HILBERT(1943 - 2014)

Barry Hilbert, 70 of Marysville, WA passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 in his home with loved ones by his side after a short battle with cancer.

He was born December 27th, 1943 in Lawrenceville, IL to Faye and Margaret (French) Hilbert.

Barry was the son of a World War II B-29 pilot and an avid classic car collector. His grandfather was an engineer for Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company. Barry was born to love automobiles especially from the 1950's era. Since the age of 15, he was actively involved with the classic car community of the state of Washington. Barry proudly showed and drove his cars for numerous politicians and celebrities such as The Beach Boys, the late Washington Senator Henry M. Jackson and the late Teresa Brewer. In 2010, Barry was featured on Lance Lambert's "The Vintage Car Show" with his 1959 Thunderbird Convertible, Continental Mark IV, and his King Midget cars. Barry enjoyed life to it's fullest along with best friend and wife, Shirley. They married in 1979 and were together until Shirley's passing in 2011.

Barry was passionate about his hobbies and easily made friends with everyone he met. He was an active member of numerous car, bicycle, train, science, environmental, collector clubs and organizations. Before his retirement he worked as an upholsterer at the Tulalip Casino. He often rode his bicycle to work.

Barry is survived by his step-daughter, Cindy Niegowski and step-son Jerry Stewart. Cindy Niegowski resides in Mount Vernon, WA
with her husband BJ. Jerry and Cindy Stewart currently reside in Minot, ND. Other surviving family members are step-grandsons William Stewart, Jeremy Stewart, Joshua Stewart, and Aaron Stewart and step-granddaughters Amanda O'Dell, and Amber Stewart. He also leaves behind his beloved cats Sam and Scooch.

Barry was preceded in death by his Father, Faye W. Hilbert Jr., Mother, Margaret French, his infant brother, his wife Shirley, step-sons Marty Stewart, and John Stewart.

A Graveside Service for Barry will be held, 11am on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at Hawthorne Memorial Park in Mount Vernon, WA with a reception to follow in the Hawthorne Reception Room .

Barry's wish was for all memorials be donated to Old Dog Haven, Lake Stevens, WA.

Please share your thoughts and sign the online guest register at www.hawthornefh.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.

Funeral Home

Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial Park
1825 E. College Way  Mount Vernon, WA 98273
360-424-1154