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Marilyn Loman Hillman, retired social worker; March 28, 1930 -- April 20, 2011

Marilyn "Lyn" Loman Hillman, a retired social worker, died April 20 in the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after a long illness. She was 81.

Born in Madison, Wis., the former Marilyn Orth grew up in Milwaukee and moved to Eggertsville with her mother in 1947. She graduated from the Park School in 1948 and Oberlin College in 1952. She earned a master's degree in social work from the University at Buffalo in 1969.

A resident of Snyder for 26 years, she first was a social worker for Catholic Charities and began a private practice in her home. In the 1970s, she worked for the state Department of Health as a social work regulator for nursing homes, hospitals and other health related facilities.

She joined the National Association of Social Workers in 1969 and was president of the Buffalo Chapter in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She helped found the local chapter of the Academy of Certified Social Workers.

She married her first husband, Dr. Arthur J. Loman Jr., in 1953. They were divorced in 1977. He died in 1996.

She was remarried to Cedric E. Hillman in 1983. They lived in Crystal Beach, Ont., until he died in 2004. She then returned to Williamsville.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Loman Lewis, and two sons, Dr. Jeffrey A. and James A.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. May 21 in Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville.


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