Hilary Morton Shontz, filled with grace and courage, passed away on July 7, 2010, after a long illness.
Hilary was born on February 5, 1958, in New York City. She moved to the Cathedral Close of St. John the Divine in 1972, where her family lived for 25 years. Hilary attended Spence School and Colby College, and married David in 1986. After working as an executive recruiter, and an event planner for the Metropolitan Opera, Hilary chose to stay home to raise her two children, Harry and Jamie, whom she treasured above all else.
Hilary is survived by her two children, Harry and Jamie, her husband David, her sisters, Polly, Sophia and Maria, and her parents James and Pamela.
All of her family and all of her friends will always be thankful for the years they shared, the happiness she brought to their lives, and the dignity with which she faced her long struggle. She will be in their hearts forever.
There will be a memorial service on Monday, July 12, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street) in New York City.
In lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes may make a donation to The Interfaith Center of New York, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 540, New York, NY 10115 (www.interfaithcenter.org)