C. David Hillman,  79, of Penn Yan, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan.

Friends and family may gather to share stories and memories of David from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan will be held privately at the convenience of his family.

David was born in Corning Sept. 18, 1938, the son of the late Margaret (Huber) and Charles C. Hillman. He was a member of the 1956 Graduating Class of Penn Yan Academy. David had worked for many years as a mechanic for several Penn Yan area Ford dealers. His hobbies included steam engines, John Deere Tractors, hunting and gardening. His favorite joys in life were his children and grandchildren.

David is survived by his children, C. Douglas (Genny) Hillman, Sarah (John) Decker, and Amanda (James) Wilson; his grandchildren, Brandon (Jordanne) Hillman, Tiffany Hillman, Kristen (Doug) Cole, Ashley (Jason) Jones, Courtney, Allie, and Jamie Wilson; his great grandchildren, Avery, Camden, Rylee, Bella, Valan, Mason, Addison, Paisley, Colby, Connor, and Eliza; brother, Tim (Nancy) Hillman; sister-in-law, Linda Hillman; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Gail Hillman; granddaughter, Laura Decker; and brother, Daniel Hillman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527; or to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre Emption Rd., Geneva, N.Y. 14456.

Memories of David may also be shared with his family and friends at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com