Celebrating the life of John Paul Schindler Hilligoss
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Obituary for John Paul Schindler Hilligoss
John Paul Schindler Hilligoss age 30, of Albuquerque, NM made his transition on April 30, 2009 at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. JP lived in Springfield and Chatham Illinois and Cherokee County Oklahoma as well as Albuquerque New Mexico. His life-long passion was his music--writing, singing, playing the violin, guitar and keyboard and recording. He will be remembered as a gentle spirit as well as a warrior ever ready to defend the vulnerable or handicapped. He loved photography and was a published author. Survivor's include: Mother Kathleen Schindler-Wright and stepfather Keith Wright, Father David Hilligoss PhD.d and stepmother Cindy Hilligoss, Brothers Matthew Hilligoss, George Hilligoss and Dylan Gibson. Sisters Elizabeth Hilligoss Allen and Kate Gibson. Grandparents Roy Schindler, Yanna Crites, Step grandparents Patsy and Leland Wright and his aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins who loved and will miss him greatly. His grandparents Mary Schindler and Ola Crites preceded him in death. A funeral service will be held at Abts Mortuary 905 S 5th St. Pekin, IL 61554 at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 9, the Rev. Linda Foreman will officiate and burial will be in FonDulac Cemetery in East Peoria. A visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. also at Abts Mortuary. There will be a memorial service in Oklahoma at a later date. Memorials may be made in his name at the Bank of Albuquerque, Albuquerque New Mexico or Presbyterian Health care Foundation P.O. Box 2666 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125-6666. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Abts Mortuary.