Robert L. Hilborn
1941 - 2021
Robert, of Winter Park, FL, passed away surrounded by loved ones, on March 20th. He was born in Detroit, MI to Marian (Harrold) and Leonard (Bill) Hilborn on October 18, 1941. He graduated from Roscommon (Gerrish-Higgins) High School in 1960 then held various accounting positions in Michigan and Orlando, FL, including running his accounting and tax service, for 60 years.

He cherished time with his family and was active with his church holding various positions and participated in various group activities. In addition, he served as an airport greeter for 23 years welcoming families to the Give Kids the World campus in Orlando.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dathel (Never) and brother Dean. He is survived by sister Barbara (Goodrich, MI), sons Mark (Sandra), Scott (Carolyn) and Michael; six grandchildren (Timothy, Jenna, Kirsten, Trevor, Sheriana and Aubrey); three great-grandchildren (Luke, Natalie and Hailey) and many nieces and nephews, family and friends.

A celebration of Life service will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church, 351 Ascension Drive, Casselberry, FL on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11 am. Memorials to the charity of your choice are preferred in lieu of flowers.
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Published by Orlando Sentinel from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2021.
Celebration of Life
Ascension Lutheran Church
351 Ascension Drive, Casselberry, Florida
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My Uncle Bob for me growing up when we'd go and visit was tall! At some of the family gatherings we were able to attend was always so kind and had a smile saying hello. I had the impression that we needed to go to Florida back in 2019 to take our daughter to Disneyworld, see my brother and that we needed to go and see Uncle Bob and Aunt Dathel. So we flew into Orlando and stopped in and had a wonderful Sunday afternoon visit/dinner with them. It was so wonderful to see them both as it had been a long time...too long! We loved every minute, and little did we know it would be our last visit with both of them in person. While on this earth Uncle Bob (and Aunt Dathel too) of what I know was a very diligent hard working man who loved his family. He did such good for the non-profit group touching so very many people's lives. Thank you for the love you extended them Uncle Bob! Thank you for being a wonderful example of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I wish I could be there and pray for peace, love, and hope for my cousins at this great time of loss. Even though your dad (and mom) have passed through the veil, it will be thin at times. Know they are watching over you and love all of you so very much....The photo I posted is from our visit to Florida - Oct. 2019 (L to r - Uncle Bob, myself, my daughter Korynn, Aunt Dathel ....and my husband is behind the camera taking the picture :) with love, Cousin Kelly
Kelly Bowers
April 5, 2021
My brother ... always a seriously hard worker, keep your nose-to-the-grindstone kind of man whose attention to detail in the bookkeeping business is reflective of our Mother's teachings and business ethics. Our youth, starting in Ferndale and then to small-town USA St Helen Michigan was a combination of spats (mostly over Monoply -- "Mom, Bob's taking all my money!!!" or begging to go along on his dates roller skating), work, music (Bob on drums and me piano) and attending basketball games. Simpler times, indeed. Ending up in different states lessened our contact since the 1980's, but memories of those times never go away. Mark, Scott and Mike ... you've been dealt a double loss these last 6 months, for which I am so sorry. Sharing pictures has brought to light just how fleeting life is ... each day a blessing never to be taken for granted. Know that Aunt Barb's home and heart will always be open to you and your families, and that the peace your Mom and Dad now share is eternal.
Barbara Hilborn
March 31, 2021
We as a family were blessed to have you for so many years dad. Although no parent is perfect, you and mom raised us boys up with great love and patience, firm but fair discipline and in the church. We all have our own memories that we will cherish forever. You are now by mom's side again. Love you dad and miss you like crazy. Michael
Michael Hilborn
March 28, 2021