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Douglas Hillberry


Douglas S. “Griz” Hillberry, 61, of Worthington, died on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at ACMH Hospital.

He was born on Sept. 2, 1960, in Kittanning, and was the son of the late Charles Greir and Sherry (Evans) Hillberry.

Griz was a graduate of Worthington High School Class of 1978, and New Castle School of Trades.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was a machinist for II-VI in Saxonburg for 10 years.

He was a member of the Craigsville Legion and Buffalo Valley Sportsmen’s Club, and was also a self-taught guitar player.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Connie (McPherson) Hillberry, whom he married on Dec. 24, 1993; his daughters, Emily Wise of Fenelton, and Melissa Marree and her husband, Doug, of Slippery Rock; his granddaughter, Lainey Kay Marree of Slippery Rock; his sisters, Darla (Lynn) Toy and Deanna Hillberry, both of Worthington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Orie Hillberry; and an aunt, Gloria Hillberry.

HILLBERRY — Family and friends of Douglas S. “Griz” Hillberry, who died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, will be received from 3 p.m. until the time of the funeral services at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at F. DUANE SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 119 Bear St., Worthington, with the Rev. Nathan Bramlet officiating.

Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park.

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