Albert E. “Ab” Hilliard

Albert E. “Ab” Hilliard, 80, of Fairmount City, died early Tuesday morning, June 11, 2019, at the McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

Born on March 10, 1939, in Oak Ridge, he was the son of the late Roy E. and Catherine E. (Neiswonger) Hilliard. He was married on July 19, 1959, to Norma M. (Copenhaver).

Ab worked numerous jobs including construction, PennDOT, coal strip mines, and then he ran his own garbage truck. He had a deep love for music and played guitar. He formed a band called “A E and the Country Classics”. He also had a strong belief in God.

Ab is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Norma M. Hilliard of Fairmount City, sons, Roger Hilliard and his wife Karla and Randy Hilliard, both of Fairmount City, daughters, Robin Kriebel and her husband Ron of Butler, Tammy Dixon and her husband Jerry of Phillipsburg, and Karen Salsgiver and her family of Templeton, five grandchildren, Stephanie and Jessica Hilliard, Staci Cattaneo (Ricky), and Timothy and Nathan Kriebel, four great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Caden Craig, and Colton and Kylie Wasser, a brother, Norman J. Hilliard of Clarion, and a brother-in-law, Harold W. McMahon, Sr. of New Bethlehem.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Colene McMahon.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 12, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Carol Brown officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mahoning Township, Armstrong County.

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