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Hillman, Mark J.

"Shorty Dawg"

A loss so great that it shakes you to your core. It pains us to announce the passing of Mark James Hillman at the age of 65 on September 2, 2017. Mark was born in Elmira a son of Shirley D'Onofrio Hillman and the late Carl H. Hillman. In addition to his father Mark was predeceased by his sister Carol Hillman. Mark is survived by his wife of 28 years, Barbara Leisenring Hillman; his children and their spouses, Colleen and Dan Riordon of Forrest Hill, MD, Jason and Cookie Hillman of Cicero, NY, Christopher and Laura Hillman of Baldwinsville, NY, Samantha Hillman of Baldwinsville, NY, and Kevin and Amanda Hillman of Elmira; 10 grandchildren; his siblings and their spouses, Diane and Ken Houser of Elmira, Linda and Gary Tyra of Pittsburgh, PA, Sharon and Daniel Lodico, Carl "Butch" and Tina Hillman, Nancy and David Sullivan, Matthew Hillman, all of Elmira, Michael Hillman of Pittsburg, PA; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless family friends. Mark was a graduate of EFA. He was a retired New York State Corrections Officer and, in addition, he was an accomplished contractor. Mark was always going above and beyond helping others and working tirelessly for his family. He especially loved his grandchildren; spending time with them was his greatest joy. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Shorty Dawg with a donation to a charity of ones choosing.




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Published in Star-Gazette from Sep. 5 to Sep. 7, 2017.
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October 2, 2017
My deepest condolences to family and friends.
Dave Pickel
September 16, 2017
To Mark's family and all of his friends, we lost a really great guy. Some one you could always count on and a friend we all could enjoy.
Rest in Peace, friend.
Bob Guzman
Elmira
Bob Guzman
September 12, 2017
To Barb &The Hillman Family: My sincere condolences and sympathies... Mark was a true friend whom went above and beyond for my entire family. You all must be proud to have had such a quality man as a family member. He will be sorely missed by many... God Bless
Charlie Reinhart
September 12, 2017
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family!!
Theresa Holden
September 8, 2017
So sorry for your loss Tina and Butch Hillman, and family. My prayers are with you.
Tina Butters - Hargrave
September 8, 2017
Sincere condolences to the family.
May God sustain you at this time
Please find comfort from his word
Where he promises he will
"comfort your heart
and make you firm"
during this time of great loss.
2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
With deep sympathy
September 8, 2017
We are so sadden by the death of Mark. He was a great neighbor and a friend. We will miss him dearly. So sorry for your loss.
Gerrit and Nancy Versteeg
September 7, 2017
To the Hillman family: had known Mark for years as a co-worker, but never thought of him that way...his smile and sense of humor made you feel as though you had known him much longer. He will be missed by all, as he brightened your day, for sure. Prayers your way...God Bless Mark and his family.
Paul Titus
September 7, 2017
Dear Linda and the entire Hilman family, I'm so very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers especially during this difficult time. May the love that you as a family share and all of the fond memories and happy times carry you through.
Kathy Knox
September 7, 2017
Our condolences to the entire Hillman family. Mrs Hillman, we can't imagine the pain of losing two children in one year, let alone ever. You and your children are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jean and Alain Goyette
September 7, 2017
I remember young Mark and his family as our wonderful neighbors on Fitch St. So sorry to learn of his passing and sending wishes of comfort to his loved ones and friends.
Terry Foody
September 7, 2017
To the family,
I am sorry to heart about your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted " and "comforts all who mourn " sustain your family during this most challenging and difficult time.
Isaiah 61:1,2

- with heartfelt sympathy-
J Ford
September 7, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Mark - we are out of state currently but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you Barb and family at this very sad time. Mark will be missed by all who knew him!
Joy and Jack Brewer
September 7, 2017
We are so sad to hear of Marks passing.Great guy,Great Officer. So full of life. Our condolences to all the Family.
Charles Worle III
September 7, 2017
Charles Worle III
September 7, 2017
We are so very sorry for your loss . Mark will be greatly missed by many people . Rocky and Cherie Savino
Rocky Savino
September 7, 2017
So very sorry for your. Rocky and Cherie Savino
Rocco Savino
September 7, 2017
Kevin & family,
Thinking of you and your family, prayers and hugs.
Penny Kastenhuber
September 6, 2017
Very sorry for your loss.
September 6, 2017
To the Hillman family, I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing, please know you are in my thoughts.
J Sentigar
September 6, 2017
To Mark Family, we are deeply saddened of Marks passing. He was a great guy. Harrison and Lucy
Harrison Davis
September 6, 2017
To Mark's Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of his passing at such a young age. We spoke during the last year when he was tracking down information about his father's boxing career. He was obviously a very caring family man. My deepest sympathies,
Kathy Tolbert
Bethesda, Md.
September 6, 2017
So sadden to hear of Mark passing at such a young age. Barb, and family know that your in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time!
Tom Mold
September 6, 2017
I'm very sorry for your loss.
September 6, 2017
Barb and family - we were so shocked to learn of Mark's passing. God be with you.
Sue & Tim LaNasa
September 6, 2017
Thank you uncle Mark I will never forget you. My godfather was a excellent role model rest in peace we will meet again.
Jeremy Houser
September 6, 2017
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Hillman family and friends during this difficult time of grief. I hope the promise in Hosea 13:14 can bring much comfort. Just knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring. My deepest condolences to all.
Liz
September 6, 2017
Barbie, So very sorry for your loss. May Mark rest in peace.
Mike & Kathy Stanton
September 6, 2017
Dear Hillman Family:

I cannot express enough how deeply saddened I am by your loss. Like Carol, Mark was one in a million. He never failed to greet you with a smile, a hug, and something witty to say. Mark was loved by so many, and will be sorely missed. No doubt, Carol was at those Pearly Gates to welcome her brother home.

With deepest sympathy and much love.
Carmella Allegretto-Baker
September 6, 2017
hi barbara and families, i thought i would also light a candle for Mark and you and his children and grandchildren. I had to use a USA city/state, doesn't take out of the USA :)
Rosemary F. (Roey) DSouza
September 6, 2017
Mark had a smile on his face every time I ever saw him. May God Bless you during this difficult time Barb, I am sorry for your loss.
Shelly Manning
September 6, 2017
It was my pleasure to know such a wonderful human being as yourself Mark. May you rest in peace.
Michelle Rossi
September 6, 2017
Words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy for Barb and the Hillman Family. Praying you receive comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Michelle Rossi-Storch
September 5, 2017
Barbara, I'm so sorry for your loss, everyone loved Mark. He will be missed. Lisa Kinne from EPC family care
September 5, 2017
It was with much sadness that I heard of Mark's passing. My thoughts are with the entire Hillman Family.I have very, very fond memories of the time Mark, Jack Connelly,and I worked together at Robinson Lumber. It surely was more fun than labor...the stories, well, they are many. They are also better told than written. It was a special honor to be,as we called him then, "Stumpy's" friend.My heartfelt condolances -- Tom Kelly
Tom Kelly
September 5, 2017
Kevin,We are so sorry for the sudden passing of your father.We did not know him but after reading the messages on here We can tell he was a great person.We would like to send condolences to you and Amanda and your children and the rest of your family.He will always be with you,always.
tom Brouwere
September 5, 2017
tom and karen brouwere
September 5, 2017
My deepest condolences to Mark's entire family, friends, his wife, Barb, his children & grandchildren. I am beyond saddened...my thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Megan Barbier
September 5, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Tim Wilcox & Family
September 5, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mark was such a nice guy. He will truly be missed. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Margo Swarthout
September 5, 2017
Barb, Sharon, Kenny, Diane & Family- I am so sorry to hear of this shocking loss. He was a terrific man to anyone who came in contact with him. Thinking of you and your family in this great time of need.
Brittany Huffner
September 5, 2017
Barb, Sharon, Kenny, Diane & Family- I am so sorry to hear of this shocking loss. He was a terrific man to anyone who came in contact with him. Thinking of you and your family in this great time of need.
Brittany Huffner
September 5, 2017
Barb and family
Prayers being sent your way
Mark was a great guy
Thinking of you and your family
Jeanne and John
September 5, 2017
Thoughts and Prayers are with the entire Hillman Family
God Bless
John & Sue Noto
September 5, 2017
To the Hillman Family - our sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Woodbrook A.L.R., Inc.
Bonnie Hart
September 5, 2017
Barb..We are so sorry for your loss...or thought and prayers are with you..
Terri & Mike FitzPatrick&Battisti
September 5, 2017
So sorry to read about Mark's passing. RIP Mark
Susan Ichikawa
September 5, 2017
My condolences to Mark's family. Old friend I will miss you.
Mark Thatcher
September 5, 2017
My condolences to the Hillman family at the loss of Mark. May God give you the strength and courage to get through this loss.
Joyce Grover-Ellis
September 5, 2017
Barbara and Family, I am so very sorry. I will be praying for the family at this time. Tina Cerio
tina
September 5, 2017
To The Hillman Family,
Sorry to hear of Mark's premature passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Sincerely,
Bob & Joanne Zawko
Bob Zawko
September 5, 2017
To The Hillmans
RIP Mark it was a pleasure knowing you
Geno Ottaviani
September 5, 2017
I was so saddened by Marks passing. I worked with him on the Hill. He was a great coworker always ready to lend a hand to help. May the good Lord comfort you at this very hard time. Remember Mark is watching over you everyday.
Ed Murphy
September 5, 2017
Nancy, Butchie and family, I am saddened to hear about the passing of your brother Mark. My condolences.
Susan (Constanzer) Paoli
September 5, 2017
Barb and the Hillman family, Our deepest condolences at this time of devastating loss. To us Galvins, Mark was family. You Barb were one of the best things that ever "happened" to Looch. A definite answer to our prayers. You are in our hearts and prayers.
We love you very much,
Jimmy Galvin and family
Jim Galvin
September 5, 2017
James Galvin
September 5, 2017
Barbara and the Hillman family,
We offer our deepest condolences at this time of devastating loss. To us Galvins, Mark was family, and you Barb were one of the best things that ever happened to our mother Looch. You are in our hearts and prayers.
We love you,
Jimmy Galvin and family
September 5, 2017
Barb so sorry for your loss. Kyle Jr and I are saying extra prayers for you. We love you! Mark will be greatly missed.
Kyle Leisenring
September 5, 2017
To the Hillman's,

So saddened to hear of Mark's passing. Mark was a good man and so full of fun and laughter.
Peace be with all during this most difficult time.
B.J. & Tim Miller
September 5, 2017
Dear Barb and family, I am so, so sorry and sad for you all. We had a great and funny talk with Mark when we were leaving Libs on Friday nite. Such a shock. God bless you all.
Catherine Padgett
September 5, 2017
To the Hillman family and friends,
I am sorry to heart about your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted " and "comforts all who mourn " sustain your family during this most challenging and difficult time.
Isaiah 61:1,2

- with heartfelt sympathy-
J F
September 5, 2017
To Barb and all of the Hillmans-A loss so great we feel it in Boston. We are grateful we got a chance to see, hug and talk to him a couple of
weeks ago in Lib's. He will forever remain a happy, energetic man with a big smile and a welcoming big hug. We wish you all comfort in your memories as time goes by...

Jim and Mary Kay (Manuel) Richardson
September 5, 2017
Stephanie R. Baker
September 5, 2017
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hillman family. No words can describe your grief. My memories of Mark and his family goes way back to Fitch Street in Elmira. He will be missed by all.
Chuck Liberatore
September 5, 2017
Prayers and thoughts are with the Hillman Family ! May our Lord comfort your family in knowing that He will live in a glorious kingdom forever and ever !
Daniel Giammichele
September 5, 2017
Paul & Ann Leisenring
September 5, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hillman family. We did not know Mark that well but heard great things about him from his sister Carol and brother Butch. So sorry to hear of your loss.
Larry & Linda Friot
September 5, 2017
Sorry to hear about Mark's pasting. My condolence to all the family.
John Fusare
September 5, 2017
Mike...so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Hillman families at this time!
John Knapp
September 5, 2017
So sorry for your loss.
JoAnn Tippins (Muccigrosso)
September 5, 2017
To the Hillman family, I was saddened to hear of Marks passing. He was a great C.O. But he was a better person. He had a way of defusing situations and calming things. I enjoyed my time working with and knowing Mark. He will be sorely missed. Rest-In-Peace my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hillman family.
Floyd Bennett
September 5, 2017
Barb and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kim Wickham-Blampied
September 5, 2017
Barb, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mark. We are so sad that such a fun and wonderful friend has passed way too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to you and all of your amazing family.
Love, Marshall and Mary Murdock
September 5, 2017
Barb and Hillman family: I am so sorry for your loss Mark was a wonderful man full of fun and always smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
Debra Gush
September 5, 2017
Barb and family,
We are so sorry for your loss you are in our thought and prayers at this difficult time.
Mike and Irene Conklin
September 5, 2017
To Barb and the Hillman Family.

So very sorry for the passing of Mark. I am grateful "Shorty Dawg" and I had a nice talk and shared old memories only a few weeks ago at Lib's. Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jayne and Mike D'Aloisio
September 5, 2017
To the Hillman family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on another heartbreaking loss. There are no words.
Cheryl & Jim Niver
September 5, 2017
Barb and the entire Hillman Family, We are so very very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. He was always such a vibrant person. He was a great guy and an even greater friend. He will undoubtedly be missed and never forgotten. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Mark!
John Comereski Betsy Pesesky
September 5, 2017
Mark I enjoyed knowing and working with you. You were a good man. May God watch over the ones left behind with the loss, you will be missed.
Pete Mazzaraco
September 5, 2017
My Condolences to the Hillman family. Mark was a great person to know. R.I.P. Mark
Rick Reagan
September 5, 2017
A great man to be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hillman family
Mark Titus
September 5, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers to the Hillman family. Worked with Mark over the tears. He was a loyal worker and friend.
Richard & Carole English
September 5, 2017
A great man, a great officer, a voice silenced to soon. You were there for all of us. You will never know how many lives you touched. Thank you shorty daug.
Ron Luedeman
September 5, 2017
Barb and family,
I send my deepest sympathy and prayers to you. I am so sorry.
Pat Knapp Sick
September 5, 2017
Kevin, I'm so sorry for your and your family's loss.Alisha Tenbus
Alisha Tenbus
September 5, 2017
Barb, Shirley and all of the Hillman and extended family, there are no words that can ease the pain you must be feeling. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. May Mark Rest In Peace, as you hold his memory close.
Janice Williams
September 5, 2017
My prayers are with you all.
Diane Clark
September 5, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Mark. I had the pleasure of working with him. He was one of the finest officers I ever worked with in my 33+ years with the state. RIP fellow brother.
Sidney Graubard
September 4, 2017
To the Hillman clan heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of you at this time of great loss.
Lori Kain
September 4, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mary &Joe Rossi-O'Rourke
September 4, 2017
Hillman Family, So sorry to hear of Marks passing. Worked with him in corrections, he was a great dependable guy. God bless you all
Dick Hewitt
September 4, 2017
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hillman family during this incredibly difficult time. Very sad news.
Mary Jo Manzo Cerqua
September 4, 2017
great officer,see you on the other side my brother
al hager
September 4, 2017
Our prayers are with you and your family.
We will see ya on the other side Mark.
Chris Houser
September 4, 2017
Mrs. Hillman, and all of the Hillman family...I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mark...May God watch over you all, and wrap you in his arms as you grieve for your loved one....Rest In Peace Mark...
Nancy Ridosh Pace
September 4, 2017
Barb I am so sorry about Mark,,He was an awesome person,I know what your gonna go thru I was with John 47 yrs,,Keep your faith an believe that will help,,I'm not a believer an lost my faith,,take care of yourself Barb your a great person to,,,Winnie
Winnie Bennett
September 4, 2017
you are greatly missed by all

I wish I could be there for barb and all of the family

you are all in my prayers
love you much judy
judy rogus
September 4, 2017
I love you Uncle Mark. You will be forever missed.
Tara McAlinn
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