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“Dear Lois and Family, We are very saddened to learn of Jerry's passing. You and heare in our prayers. Though life's distances meant that we...Read More »
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“Lois, Cindy, Penney and Lynette, We are so sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. He was a wonderful man and I know a great husband and father. You...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Anne (Hungerford) McLaugh

“I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. It was a pleasure to know such an interesting, intelligent man. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Stacie Hughes; L.M.T.

“Lois, Cindy, Penney, and Lynette, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jerry was always a good person to me and I hope you are all...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Maureen (Hungerford) Sanderson

“Lois, Cindy,Penney & Lynette I am sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. The memories I remember the most was always skking and you girls...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Cheryl Hilger

“Jerry was a great guy very down to earth and always took the time to talk to you. I enjoy my memories of skiing and tubing with him and Lynnette. My...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Bridget (HArtway) DiCureia

“Mrs. Hilger, Cindy, Penny & Lynette . . . I am so saddened by your loss. I have the best memories of all of you, especially my 5th grade year in...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Brenda Goldsmith Hooper

“Remembering our fun times together in Hilton Head! May your treasured memories sustain you Lois. (1998 picture at Old Fort Pub) ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Gene & Sharon Guswiler


Gerald "Jerry" Eugene Hilger Gerald Eugene Hilger, 78, of Hilton Head Island, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, in his home with his wife, Lois, by his side. He was born in Lockport, NY to the late O. Eugene and Lucille Hilger. He retired to Hilton Head twenty years ago however still enjoyed time in Medina, NY working on his country property. Jerry attended St. Lawrence University majoring in Geology. After college he served in the U.S. Army for two years. He began his career in medical devices with a small company. He modified their industrial products for medical application which included equipment for the early stages of open heart surgery and later, dialysis equipment. He started his own company, Cormed Inc., in 1976 working on infusion devices used for chemotherapy. He developed and patented a vascular access device which made life easier for cancer patients. He sold the company in 1986 to C.R Bard. He served as President of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts, and President of the Medina Hospital Board. He was very active in skiing and was part of the National Ski Patrol at Holimont for 40 years. Upon retirement he enjoyed scuba diving, travel, tennis, golf at Bear Creek Golf Club and begrudgingly played bridge with his wife. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lois DuBois Hilger, three daughters, Cynthia (Kirk) Barnum EdD, Penny Dowden DVM, and Lynette (Al) Gerstel, and his nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head on Sunday, April 28 at 3:00P.M., followed by a celebration of life at Bear Creek Golf Club. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Low Country, P.O. Box 3827, 119 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, S.C. 29910, First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head, 540 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head, 29928 or Friends of Bear Creek, Whooping Crane Way, Hilton Head, S.C. 29926. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. www.theislandfuneralhome.com.