WARETOWN - DONALD ARTHUR HILLEGASS, JR., passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at his home. He was 62.
Born in Richmond, VA, he resided in East Brunswick, Old Bridge, Beachwood and Bradley Beach, before relocating to Waretown 3 years ago.
He worked in the collections department of PSE&G in Cranford for over 20 years. He previously worked in construction.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served for four years.
Don was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees fan. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing, and boating especially on his new pontoon boat. He loved his vacations at the beach. He was the go-to guy when something needed to be repaired, whether it was painting a bedroom for his sister, fixing bikes, or repairing princess dresses for grandchildren. He enjoyed hosting BBQs for friends and family. He will always be the life of the party.
Surviving are his partner, Linda Young; son, Donald Keith Hillegass and his wife, Mary, of Howell; two daughters, Katie Hillegass and her husband, Rick Schreck, of Milltown, and Isabella Hillegass of Voorhees; brother, Glenn Allan Hillegass and his wife, Lou Ann, of Barnegat; sister, Janice Goslin and her husband, Raymond, of East Windsor; three grandchildren, Kyle Hillegass, Winter Schreck, and Samara Schreck, and countless family members.
He was loved dearly and will be missed by many.
Family and friends may visit on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 4-9pm, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. For directions, please visit the "Services" page.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 13th, at 10:00 am, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 568 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, under the direction of the funeral home. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Foundation, 10 Plum Street, Suite 910, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Please designate donations to the Cancer Hospital or the BMS Children's Hospital (www.rwjbh.org/giving/)
My sincere condolences to the entire Hillegass family. Don as well as Glenn and Janice. Are very special in my memories as a child and young adult. We shared many great times around fishing and family parties, picnics and riding motorcycles. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Don will always be with me contained in very special memories .
Sending my love to you all
Jeff Chenoweth and family.
Sending deepest condolences and prayers to all the family. “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord “ is the verse that most comforted me as my husband arrived in heaven 3years ago.
I know the pain and pray for God’s Grace to be strong in your behalf! Especially to you Kieth as you grieve your Dads’s passing. Peace and assurance🙏🙏🙏
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