Robert HILLEGAS
1947 - 2015
BORN
1947
DIED
2015
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Northside Chapel Funeral Directors, Inc.
12050 Crabapple Road
Roswell, GA
HILLEGAS, Robert Robert Alan "Bob" Hillegas, age 67, of Roswell, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015. Bob was born in Akron, Ohio on October 22, 1947 to the late Russell and Zellah (Hensal) Hillegas. Bob graduated from Buchtel High School in 1966, attended Miami of Ohio for 2 years and transferred to Kent State where he graduated with an Aeronautic Degree in Aviation. He received his Commission into the Air Force in 1971 and attended Flight School at Craig Air Force Base in Selma, Alabama. He was stationed at Norton Air Force Base where he flew the C141 and was involved in Operation Baby Lift, which involved evacuating children orphaned by the Vietnam War, and the evacuation of Saigon prior to the invasion of the North Vietnamese. Bob was hired by Delta Air Lines in 1977 and retired in 2005 as an International Captain on the 777. He loved playing golf and was a member of the North Fulton Master Gardner program. Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cathy (McMillan) Hillegas of Roswell, Georgia; his two daughters and their husbands, Jeremy and Annie Hitt of Savannah, Georgia, and Steven and Jessie Henry of Augusta, Georgia; and brothers Jon (Marge) Hillegas of Phoenix, Arizona, Jim (Carol) Hillegas of Asheville, North Carolina, and Dick (Ginny) Hillegas of East Aurora, New York. There will be a visitation on Monday, February 16 from 4pm - 6pm at Northside Chapel, 12050 Crabapple Road Roswell, Georgia. The funeral will be on Tuesday, February 17 at 11am, at the Chapel at Roswell United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Roswell United Methodist Church Foundation, 814 Mimosa Boulevard Roswell, Georgia.


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Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 14, 2015.
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Feb
16
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Northside Chapel Funeral Directors, Inc.
12050 Crabapple Road, Roswell, GA
Feb
17
Funeral
11:00a.m.
Chapel at Roswell United Methodist Church
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Oh Cathy, I am so sorry to hear about this. Please know you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie Hudman
February 17, 2015
Cathy, I am so very sorry for your loss. You & your girls & all of your family will remain in my prayers. Praying for an extra measure of God's grace, peace & comfort now & in the days to come.
Nancy Tuggle
February 17, 2015
Please accept my sincere condolences.
Barry Steiner
February 15, 2015
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Staff of Northside Chapel Funeral Directors, Inc.
February 15, 2015
So sorry to hear about this. Bob and I went to L1011 recurrent training together many years ago. He was a super guy; always enjoyed talking with him when our paths crossed.
Vern McNeill
February 14, 2015
My deepest condolences to your family.
Cindy (Fisher) Brown
Cindy Brown
February 14, 2015
My prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. Proverbs 2:21,22
February 14, 2015
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