Raymond E. “Bubba” Hilinski

April 19, 1953 - January 16, 2017

04/19/1953 - 01/16/2017

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HILINSKI, Raymond Eugene “Bubba”, 64, of McMechen, W.Va., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at OVMC.

He was born April 19, 1953 a son of the late John and May (Brant) Hilinski. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School and retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel and the United States Post Office. He was an avid Ohio State football fan and enjoyed hanging out with his friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Connie Hilinski.

Ray is survived by his two sisters, Susan Little (Hilinski) of Wheeling, and Vicki Stemple (Hilinski) of Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; and one brother, John Michael Hilinski of Lawrenceville, Ga.; four nephews; and one niece.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

“May you Rest in Peace” – Anonymous

Memorial contributions can be made to the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department, 811 Marshall Street, McMechen, W.Va., 26041 or through www.TMCFunding.com

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Kelly Kelner
5 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I worked with him at the wheeling, p.o. He was always a lot of fun to work with. I even took him once to a big tailgate & Buckeye game. We had a blast. He couldn’t thank me enough. Talked to him some on FB. But just found out of his passing. One of the good guys. He will be missed.

Suzanne Scully Estep
5 years ago

Raymond, as we all called you in grade school. Always liked you….you never pulled my ponytail! God wrapped his arms around a good one. Prayers for you my friend. May the peace of the Lord comfort you always.

John Conger II
5 years ago

I worked with Ray at the Washington Post Office and knew him as “Two Hands”. He was the guy everyone looked forward to seeing everyday because of his smile, laughter and sarcastic humor. Even after his position was excessed to Pittsburgh, he still kept in touch and was always concerned as to how everyone as the facility was doing.

Rest in peace, “Two Hands” – Washington was never the same without you.

Jodie Rose
5 years ago

Sue and family, I’m sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.

BL Qualls
5 years ago

To the family and friends,
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.
When Jesus was on earth, he brought his friend Lazarus back to life, who was dead for four days! Before Jesus resurrected Lazarus he spoke to Martha, Lazarus’ sister as recorded at John 11:21-27 :
” Martha then said to Jesus: ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. Yet even now I know that whatever you ask God for, God will give you.’ Jesus said to her: ‘Your brother will rise.’ Martha said to him: ‘I know he will rise in the resurrection on the last day.’  Jesus said to her: ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life;  and everyone who is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all. Do you believe this?’  She said to him: ‘Yes, Lord, I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.’ ”
Yes, Jesus has the power from God to bring our loved ones back to life!
In the mean time we need comfort from God as it says in 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. If you would like free Bible studies to bring you comfort you can ask any one of Jehovah’s Witnesses to make arrangements.

doug stenda
5 years ago

bubba was a great guy used to hang out at the firemans club with him rip bubba

John Garzich
5 years ago

My condolences. He was the most likeable person I ever met.

Jay Knapp
5 years ago

Raymond “Bubba” Hilinski. Boy, if that isn’t a name out of my past who I haven’t seen in 40 years. Wish I had known he was back living in McMechen, so I could have looked him up. A lot of good memories of playing playground basketball at Spurr pool or on the Glen Dale courts, barhopping in Wheeling, talking sports , etc with Bubba. I’ll never forget him. Another example of TIME not waiting for anyone. It’s the competitor who always wins in the end.
My thoughts and sympathy go out to all of Bubba’s family and many friends. Most all, thanks for the memories, Raymond.

cindy fox ssntonas
5 years ago

will always treasure the memories of you and growing up on lincoln. Rest easy my friend.