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Vernon Hilbert (Teacher)

Vernon Hilbert (Teacher)

Vernon William Adam Hilbert, Jr.

January 09, 2018

Vernon "Skeeter" William Adam Hilbert Jr., 80, of Pottstown, PA died unexpectedly on January 9th, 2018 at home. He was born to the late Vernon William Adam Hilbert Sr. and Margaret "Peggy" Mary Ambrose (Young) in Allentown, PA. A professor of mathematics, he was a Grandmaster of chess and a member of Mensa. He enjoyed tennis, traveling, spending time with his dog Tiger Lily and keeping in touch with his students. Beloved by many, he was preceded in death by his brother William Hilbert and his sister Donna Louise Kleckner (Ambrose). 

He is survived by brothers Charles "Chic" Lewis Hilbert of Emmaus, Donald HIlbert of Macungie, and Robert Hilbert of Greensboro, NC along with sisters Elaine Hosford (Hilbert) of Allentown, Vernette Hilbert of Emmaus, and Janice Sebring (Hilbert) of Lansdowne, PA along with nieces and nephews Timothy Uhl, Todd Uhl, Kerri Lynn Hilbert, Lani Jean Senftleben, Tara Lee Hilbert, Dana Habash, Shana Louise Snyder (Kleckner), Quinn Louise Trowbridge (Kleckner), and Lacey Louise Schmidt (Kleckner). 

A visitation period will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018, at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. 326 Main Street – Hellertown, PA 18055. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at:


Friday, January 19, 2018

Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. 
326 Main Street 
Hellertown, PA 18055


And in case you have not seen the SNL skit written by Tina Fey many years ago showcasing Mr. Hilbert, (but not exactly) check it out at this link. Very funny!

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01/12/18 10:06 AM #1    

Gary Jones

So sorry to hear this. He was the main reason I became a computer programmer. 

01/12/18 04:45 PM #2    

Sybil Vernon

My heart is broken...we were the best of friends for over 50 years...I just saw him 2 weeks ago and we had dinner planned for next Thursday.  He was the best teacher, friend and the most amazing person.

Services will be held Friday, January 19th.  I am still waiting on where and when

01/13/18 04:14 PM #3    

Ruth Eure

Mr. Hilbert was a kind and helpful person. I will remember him fondly. I called him several years after graduating to ask for some help with a challenging math course and he was obliging and very helpful. May he rest in peace.


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