The Life of Richard E. Hilbert

Richard E. “Dick” Hilbert, 83, of Kutztown, died peacefully Saturday, November 7, 2020, in his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Jean N. (Landis) Hilbert. They were married June 20, 1959. Born in Seisholtzville, Hereford Township, Richard was a son of Earl and Ellen Hilbert.

Dick was employed in the Specialty Gas Department for Air Products & Chemicals, Trexlertown, over 30 years, until his retirement in 1999.

Richard was a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels for over ten years. He also enjoyed tending to his garden.

In addition to his wife of 61 years, Jean, Richard is survived by two daughters: Charlene J. Hilbert, and Vannessa M. Hilbert, both of Kutztown; and a son Keenan R. Hilbert, also of Kutztown. There is one granddaughter, Katie J. Hilbert; and a great grandpuppy, Ixi. Other survivors include a sister, Rita (Hilbert), widow of Robert Gracely, Kutztown; and two brothers: Nevin Hilbert, Topton; Errol Moyer, Blandon. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by sisters Marcella, Elaine, Lois, Jeanette, and Melba.

Services for Richard will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family requests contributions be made in Richard’s memory to Berks Encore’s Meals on Wheels Program, 40 N. 9th Street, Reading, PA 19601.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Best Game Night Partner

I will never forget your laugh. It was contagious. Your warmth and humor will stay with me forever. You were the Best Game Night Partner. Each one was made that much more fun because you were a part of it. The very last time we visited, it was not supposed to be a Game Night but you said, "where are the games?" and then we played. Thank You for that memory. I love you, Richard. You will always be, One Of The Good Ones! ❤️

Posted by Dani K on 11/11/2020