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The most important thing for John was spending time with his family. He was a passionate deer hunter. He enjoyed collecting antiques with his brother Chuck (They were true "American Pickers"), refinishing furniture, fishing and auctions. He just absolutely loved to be in the presence of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his beloved wife Robin L. Hilts; his children: Jake Hilts and his wife Janet of Edmeston, NY, John Hilts, Jr. and his wife Vickie of Garrattsville, NY, Melissa Conkling and her husband Jake of Fairport, NY, Angela Harrer of Schuyler Lake and Alicia Hilts of Burlington Flats, NY; grandchildren: Brandon Hilts, Erica Hilts, Daniel Hilts, Stephanie Hilts, Andrew LaPorte, Nicholas LaPorte, Wyatt Hilts, Ember Hilts, Cayden Green, and Miya Conkling; three great-grandchildren; his brothers: Elwood (Neva) Hilts, Robert (Juanita) Hilts, Donald (Michelle) Hilts, Richard (Ruth) Hilts, sisters: Marilyn Murphy, Bev Fike, Carlotta (Cap) Fuller; In laws: Kathleen Hilts, Ann Hilts, Wendy & Lester Fort, and Shawn and William Fuller and over a hundred special nephews, nieces, and cousins.
He was predeceased by brothers Ronald, William and Charles Hilts and a sister Shirley Gay.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 from 3pm - 5pm and the funeral will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 5:00 pm, with Pastor Sue Holland, officiating. Both at The Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road (Main Street), Ilion, NY. Interment will take place later in the Spring of 2018 at the