James (Jim) Sidney Hillman
Last updated 3/8/2021 at 2:27pm
James (Jim) Sidney Hillman, 86, of Brevard, passed away March 2, 2021.
He was born in New Haven, Conn., July 8, 1934, and was a graduate of Hill House High School in New Haven.
He proudly served the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1959. He then went to work as a draftsman for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (a division of Olin Corporation) in New Haven. In 1964, he transferred to Olin Corporation’s Fine Paper and Film Group at Pisgah Forest. He was promoted to chief draftsman in 1972. His knowledge of the machinery led to a later promotion to maintenan...