James R. “Jim” Hillman

Hornell, New York

James R. “Jim” Hillman – 56 – of 18 Pardee St., Hornell, died Thursday afternoon (March 14, 2024) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Born in Hornell on January 22, 1968, he was the son of Robert & Eleanor (Trowbridge) Hillman.

Jim grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1987). He resided Rochester for a time and for several years lived in Florida. While in Rochester & Florida, he was employed as a surveyor. He returned to Hornell about four years ago.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert “Bob” Hillman who died September 19, 2018.

Surviving are his mother, Eleanor Hillman of Hornell; his brother, David (Kathleen) Hillman of Hornell; his sister, Kim (John) Weyand of Hornell; 1 aunt; along with several nieces, nephews & cousins.

At Jim’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Jim’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com.

5 Responses to “James R. “Jim” Hillman”

  1. Anne Roselli says:

    My condolences to all of Jimmy’s family! He reached out last Saturday. I will miss him.

  2. Dave and Deb Jacobson & Boys says:

    Our family shares in the sadness of the news of the death of our cousin and second cousin Jimmy. We remember his smile, his unlimited energy, and his zest for life as indicated by his love for alpine skiing and on-water jet-skiing…both done “on the edge”, as he seemed to thrive there the best.

    He road the mountain peaks and explored the oceans; and along the way took himself to places that few will ever know in their journey through life.

    We will be thinking of Aunt Eleanor; Kim; David; and their families during this tough time in their lives. We will also be giving thanks for having spent time with Jimmy, albeit far too briefly.

    Deb, Dave, Chad, Josh & Cody Jacobson

  3. Shawn Hogan says:

    My sincere condolences to the Hillman family and Jimmy’s many friends.
    I always found Jim to be a kind and gentle soul . May he Rest In Peace.

  4. Greg Argentieri says:

    I am sad, very sorry, and offer my sincere condolences to the family. Jim was with us during some of the most difficult times in my life, when we were caring for our father while he had cancer until the end. I’ve always been and always will be grateful for Jim’s friendship, his great help, and his love.

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