Charles W. Hilt was born on October 8, 1968 in Sewickley, PA to Charles R. Hilt and Cynthia A. Hilt. After graduating from Hopewell High School in 1986, he enlisted in the U.S.A.F. and served as a jet engine mechanic until his honorable discharge in 1990. Charles returned to Beaver County and worked as Deputy Prothonotary at the Beaver County courthouse.
Five years later, he moved to California to pursue educational advancement at Ventura College; and succeeded in making the Dean?s List despite struggling with health issues. He has enriched our lives in countless ways. Known by all for his contagious sense of humor, he brought laughter into even the most serious circumstances. He loved his family and loved his friends as family, and leaves behind a rich storehouse of memories that will take us into the future. Following all the storms of his life, he found rest in his Savior Jesus Christ. ?He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him I will trust. (Psalm 91: 1 ? 2)