735 East Avenue Hilton | New York, 14468 | Phone: (585) 392-7100 | Fax: (585) 392-4017
Due to the Coronavirus, in an effort to keep our employees and the families we serve safe, beginning
Monday, March 23, 2020,
our office will have limited staffing.
We are asking people to
call the office at 392-7100,
and only come in with a scheduled appointment.
We will continue to always be available to serve families in their time of need. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this difficult time.
Please keep your families safe!
Honorary Hilton Fire Dept. Member
Throughout my life, I have been involved in many different types of organizations - from political affiliations, Chamber of Commerce, Civic groups, Sportsman clubs, etc. This past Saturday evening, March 7, 2020, my wife Deanne Mann Sholette and I were invited to the Annual Hilton Volunteer Fire Department Banquet at Pomona at the Blue Barn.
As the current Fire Department Chief, Mike Lissow was at the podium giving out awards to his dedicated team of men and women. He started to mention that an award is given out on occasion to certain individuals in the community.
These are Chief Mike Lissow’s words:
“Honorary Membership, the Hilton Fire Department, by a vote of the membership, may grant Honorary Membership to an individual for deeds or acts that benefit the department. At a recent department business meeting, Doug Sholette‘s name was presented to the body for honorary membership and approved unanimously. Doug is from Burger Funeral Home and has worked very close over the years with the different fire chiefs. We have had many calling hours and funerals for department members and family members at Burger‘s and the working relationship is excellent. The attention to detail is well noted, whether it be a life member having a fire truck or chief’s car in the funeral procession or the fire department flag set up for calling hours. I remember when John Sweeney passed away and we were meeting with Burger‘s and our concern was having calling hours at the funeral home. Expecting a lot of people and not wanting them to stand outside in the cold weather, we recommended having calling hours at the fire hall. We had never done anything like this before, but Doug said ‘we can make it work.’ Because of Doug and the staff, we had calling hours in the fire hall, and they went extremely well. Doug, on behalf of the entire fire department, congratulations on becoming an Honorary Member.”
Words cannot express the feelings that overwhelmed me when he called my name. I am truly honored and will never forget this night.
I am proud to be a part of this amazing family!!!!!!!!!
Thank you all.
Doug and Deanne Sholette