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Howard A. Hiltz

Hiltz- Howard Alfred, 87, of Richland Township, died peacefully at Windber Woods on April 25th 2018 after a brief illness. He was born on June 13, 1930 in Baltimore, MD the son of the late Alfred Hiltz and Eva (Talbott) Hiltz. Survived by loving wife of 60 years Wilma (Kehle) Hiltz; children Richard Hiltz, Salem, VA; and Brian Hiltz (wife Lori), Richland; and grandchildren Brittany, Ridgway, PA; and Benjamin, Arlington, VA. He graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and received an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Maryland. Former Chairman Johnstown Section, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; Chairman Southern Cambria County School Authority, and Vice Chairman Greater Johnstown Area Vo-Tech School Authority. Retired 1st LT US Army Reserve PA National Guard and Superintendent of the Electrical Department at Bethlehem Steel Corp - Johnstown. Long term member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church where he spent many productive hours working on various improvement projects. Enjoyed tending to his large collection of colorful roses and was a life-long tennis enthusiast. Special thanks for the care provided by Conemaugh Hospital Ashman 8, Select Specialty Hospital and Windber Woods.  Any donations in his memory may be sent to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. By Howard’s request there will be no public viewing. Private service with Pastor Scott Klimke.  Entombment at Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)

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Mark and I are so saddened by Howard's passing. We will always remember him as the go to guy when it concerned anything with the church. He always had a smile and extended hand everytime we saw him. He will be greatly missed. Howard has such a great family which is also a testament to the incredible role-model he was for not only you guys but his brothers and sisters in Christ. We love you all. Mark and Deb Rychak

Mark and Deb Rychak Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM

Howard was one of my favorite office visitors during my time as Church Secretary at My Calvary. He and Wilma were always so kind and thoughtful. I enjoyed my many conversations with them. They always asked about my family and always spoke of theirs - especially those grandchildren. I was especially touched by their phone calls and cards that followed long after I left my office position. Their care and concern meant so much. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time.

Stacey Christner Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM