Ernest J. Hilliker, Sr.

Ernest James Hilliker, Sr , 96, of Silver Creek, NY passed away  Monday morning, August 1,

2022 at his home.

He was born in the Town of Hanover, NY on November 4, 1925, the son of the

late Howard W. and Carmie (Pratt) Hilliker.

On April 23, 1949, he married the love of his life, Thelma Restivo

at  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, Silver Creek, NY.

Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Thelma J. Hilliker, a

daughter, Lorraine (Gerald) Cheser of Springfield, KY, a daughter, Linda

(Greg) Mohart of Jacksonville, FL, a son, Ernest J. (Susan) Hilliker, Jr. of

Silver Creek, to  which he was a wonderful husband and father. Also

surviving is a brother, David Hilliker of Phoenix, AZ ; eight grandchildren,

sixteen  great grandchildren, two great- great grandchildren and several nieces &


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers; Howard

A. “Bite”, Allen G., Neil L., Carl and Park


Ernie  served in the U.S. Army, during WWII. He worked for Ford Motor

Company for 35 years retiring in 1983. He was a grape supplier to

Welch’s for over 50 years from 1958 until 2012. In his early years he

enjoyed stock car racing with his brother-in-law Sam Restivo. Ernie spent

many hours watching car racing & westerns on TV as well as the Buffalo

Bills football team and visited the casino periodically. He loved spending time

with his friends. Ernie was a member of the Silver Creek Senior Citizens,

the  Mt. Carmel Social Senior Club, as well as a lifetime member of the Samuel

Cimino, VFW Post  #6472, Silver Creek. The family suggests memorial contributions

in Ernie’s  memory  to the Hanover Center Fire Dept. or the Sunset Bay Fire Dept.


Relatives and friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160

Central Ave.,  Silver Creek, NY on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 6- 8 PM.  A Mass of

Christian Burial will celebrated  on  Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Our Lady

of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, 165 Central Ave. Silver Creek  at 10 AM. ,Fr. Daniel Fiebelkorn will

officiate. Interment will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Silver Creek, NY.

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