The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 18, 2014

Homer E. Hillegas

TIONESTA, PA. — HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa. Born July 7, 1919, in New Buena Vista, Pa., son of the late Guy and Nora (Wertz) Hillegas. He retired from Republic Steel of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1982, where he worked as a steel roller. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of John W. Barkley Lodge 621 in North Olmsted, Ohio. Homer was a Gunner’s Mate Third Class in the U.S. Navy, having served his country during World War II. Member of the VFW and American Legion, both in Central City. In 1946, he married Gladys (Lehman) Hillegas who died in 1991. Surviving are a son, Frederick H. Hillegas, and wife, Debra Reddish, Strongsville, Ohio; daughters, Michelle Schueler, and Lisa Hillegas, Virginia; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; also brother, Edmund Hillegas, and his wife, Wilda, also of Ohio. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by son, Erik Hillegas; daughter, Sandra House; and several brothers and sisters. There will be no public visitation and service will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Norman J. Wimer Funeral Home, Tionesta, Pa. Condolences may be sent by email to

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