BANGOR – Frederick Evans “Jim” Hillman, 76, died July 14, 2005, at a local hospital after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born July 9, 1929, in Bangor, the son of Earle and Adah (McLawlin) Hillman. Jim graduated from Bangor High School in 1946 and spent the majority of his working career with New England Telephone retiring in 1982. He then ran his own telecommunications consulting business for a number of years. Jim was a long time member of Hammond Street Congregational Church and also a member of Rising Virtue Lodge No. 10 AF & AM, Mount Moriah Royal Arch Chapter No. 6, St. John’s Commandary No. 3, and Anah Shriners. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Esther (Colby) Hillman of Bangor; his daughter, Katherine Hillman Reed and her husband, Stan, of Falmouth; two grandchildren, Thomas Frederick Reed, and Douglas Howe Reed, both of Falmouth; daughter-in-law, Deborah Wiley Hillman of Greene; niece, Cynthia Hillman-Forbush and her husband, Jack, of Houlton, and their children, Dr. Jack Forbush, D.O., James Michael Forbush, JoAnna Williams, and Julia Hillman-Forbush. He was predeceased by his only son, Frederick Colby Hillman; his brother, Charles Hillman; and his sister, Cynthia Johnston. Private graveside services for the family will be held Monday, July 18, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. Mark Allen Doty, pastor of the Hammond Street Congregational Church, officiating. If you would like to remember Jim in a special way contributions may be sent to the Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St., Bangor, 04401 or the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.