Paul Eric Hilton age 58, died at his New Bavaria home Monday, April 4, 2022.
His Legacy… Paul was born August 17, 1963, to Perry Ellis and Eva Arlene (Kline) Hilton in Michigan City, IN. He graduated from Westville High School, Westville, IN and enlisted with the United States Army in 1981. He served in the Army for 20 years and retired with an honorable discharge in 2001. During his Army career, he was fortunate enough to be able to see many different parts of the world including Hungary, Honduras, and Panama. He also served two tours in Germany, where he enjoyed participating in Volksmarches on the weekends. He met Stacy Boff, and her son Matthew, at his last duty station of Ft. Sill, OK in May of 1998 and they were married on February 18, 2006. Soon after his discharge from the Army, they moved to Ohio, and he went to work for Allied Moulded Products in Bryan and has been with them for the past 20 years. Paul was an avid glass collector (specifically uranium glass) and spent hours on a daily basis researching the origins of the pieces he found on his numerous antique trips and glass shows he attended. He was also a member of several glass collector societies where he enjoyed in-depth discussions with glass experts from all over the country.
His Family… He is survived by his wife Stacy: his beloved boxer, Mike. Children: Susan Ann (James) Stratton, Winter Garden, FL, Matthew Boff, Hamler, OH and Hannah Hilton, New Bavaria, OH. A grandson Eli and sisters: Joyce Brantley, Naples, FL and Lynn Wiltfong, LaPorte, IN; niece Kim and nephews, Mike, Jim and Corey. Paul was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Perry, Nick and Gayle.
His Farewell Services…Paul did not want typical services. He will be cremated and there will be a memorial service with glass, at a later date. If you want to send a memorial, you can do so to Stacy Hilton, in care of the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate, Ohio 43527.
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