Albert E. Hilla

  • Died: February 8, 2022
  • Location: Edinboro, Pennsylvania

William Slater II Funeral Service

1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Tel. (412) 563-2800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Master Sergeant Albert E. Hilla, 60, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Edinboro, PA on Tuesday February 8th 2022. He fought a long battle with stage 4 cancer and other ailments. Al was a decorated veteran who served in the United States Air Force for 23 years.

Al was born on May 8, 1961 in Pittsburgh PA to his late parents Albert E. Hilla and Nancy Ann Hilla (Mahan). He attended Keystone Oaks High School graduating in 1979. He met the love of his life, Sharon Hilla (Runski) at K.O. He eventually joined the United States Air Force, serving 23 years with multiple tours of duty.

After retiring from the military, he worked at Scott Electric in Erie PA. Al also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, metal detecting, collecting old relics and coins, watching sports, and all things competitive.

Al was predeceased by his parents Albert E. Hilla and Nancy Ann Hilla (Mahan), sister Denise Hilla, sister Nancy Wisner, and brother John Hilla. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon Hilla (Runski), daughters Chenell Platz (Hilla) and Kayla Hilla along with granddaughter Brooklyn Platz, and siblings Georgette (David) Wilkinson, LaVern (Arthur) Hilla-Basnight, William (Barb) Hilla, Darlene Pardiny, and Carol (Anthony) Pirrello.

He was loved by so many also including his brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, military family, coworkers, and friends.

Donations can be made in his name to any Veteran programs.

Family and friends will be received at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp 15220 Monday, February 14, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. where Blessing Service will be held Tuesday, February 15, 2022 10 a.m. Burial to follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry for your loss. I just know that he's not in pain any more.

Posted by Esther PetrilliMassey - Alexandria, VA - friend   February 12, 2022

RIP Al. We had a lot of laughs together.

Posted by Scott Milano - Friend   February 12, 2022

I just want to give my condolences to the Hilla family. Al was an amazing man. I worked with him for his entire time at Scott Electric. We were all very sad when word spread of his passing. Everyone commented on how strong he was to keep working while he was going through chemo and various treatments. He was definitely a tuff old school blue collar guy from Pittsburgh. But he was also very kind and made work more enjoyable. I always knew what time it was cause he always showed up one hour before his shift. Then he would have his coffee and make his rounds to chat about whatever was going on. EVERYONE got along with Al and are thankful that we were able to work with him over the years. I enjoyed texting back and forth even after he left. I know he was proud of his family and roots in Pittsburgh and the military. I will never forget how kind and funny and strong he really was. He was a great man and it was a privilege to work with him and become friends. I know he is in a better place and hopefully some day we will meet again.

Posted by Jay Figurski - Erie, PA - Coworker   February 12, 2022

I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Malick

Posted by Karen Malick - Erie, PA   February 11, 2022

I am so very sorry

Posted by Debbie Mcgaffin - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   February 10, 2022

You will be missed by everyone that knew you. When the 4th of July comes around each year you will be on the minds of family and friends. The party won't be the same without you.
Love, Aunt Sissy

Posted by Marie Ferrari - Phoenix, AZ - Family   February 10, 2022

Love and prayers to all Al's family. I'm so lucky I was able to get to know Al. He will surely be missed.

Posted by Toni Davis - Oil City, PA - Family Friend   February 10, 2022