Gregory John Hillman
34, Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Greg was born on February 21, 1987 to Richard and Barbara (Burby) Hillman. He graduated from Appleton North High School in 2005. Earned an Associate Degree in Computer Programming from Fox Valley Technical College and attended UW- Fox Valley and UW-Oshkosh for two years each studying History. In his free time, he was always lending a hand to his friends, tutoring them in not only math, but also chemistry and history. He was an avid reader of sports and politics and has always been an advocate for human rights and health care for all. Greg was a huge Packer fan and Detroit Red Wings fan. Most recently he enjoyed being a cook at the Appleton Yacht Club. In addition to his love of film and music, he had a passion for collecting pop culture T-shirts, playing trivia and owning a large collection of Jordan sneakers.
Greg will be greatly missed by his parents: Rick and Barb Hillman; his brother, Matt (Rissel Peguero) Hillman; his grandmother, Margaret Burby; his aunt Karen McDowell-Hillman, Traverse City, MI; uncle Mike Hillman, Detroit, MI; as well as other relatives and good friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Howard and Jane Hillman; grandfather, George Burby and uncle John Burby.
A service for Greg will take place at 3pm, on Monday, March 8, 2021 at St Mary's Catholic Church, Appleton with Rev William Swichtenberg officiating. He will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. For those that wish to watch the service live at 3 pm on Monday, please visit the Funeral Chapel website and click on the link at the bottom of Greg's obit.
The family would like to thank Eric Penkala for taking care of Greg until EMT's arrived.
A live stream for Greg may be viewed at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021, by clicking or entering the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/75454913
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