Fr. Hilary served for many years in the diocese of the Midwest, including as the diocesan chancellor. After his retirement from active ministry, he first spent a few years at Holy Assumption Monastery in Calistoga, California, before joining the brotherhood of St. Tikhon's Monastery.
The order of burial of a monastic will begin at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, 16 August, following Vespers and Matins, which will be served at 4:00 PM. On Wednesday morning, 17 August, the funeral Divine Liturgy will be served at 9:00 AM, immediately followed by Panikhida and internment at the monastery cemetary. A meal will be offered in the monastery trapeznaya following the services.