Rochester, NY – March 29, 2023 at the age of 65 after a 13 year battle with cancer.
He is predeceased by his parents Richard and Rose Marie Mathis, niece Kara Lea Hillier. Survived by siblings Edward (Patricia) Hillier, Kathleen Hillier Cropo, Timothy Mathis, Karen (Scott) Johnson, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, many close friends.
Daryl was a very special man. He was an avid sports fan and at a young age, he began to play sports. He played hockey and softball well into his middle age years. He enjoyed his yearly trip to the University of Notre Dame for a football weekend with his family and close friends. He loved music, traveling, watching sports, and being outdoors.
Most of all, he loved his family. Daryl was a beloved uncle to his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He was not only Uncle Daryl, he was their biggest supporter, and a treasured part of many special memories.
The family would like to thank Dr. Adrienne Victor and her entire URMC oncology team, The Aurora House of Monroe County in Spencerport.
Daryl’s Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, April 4th, 10:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd, Rochester, NY.
I want to send my condolences to all Darrell‘s family. He was a wonderful guy die too soon. May he rest in peace in Washington🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
I remember Darrell as a young boy when Kathy and I went to Nazareth Academy together, running around the yard and gates, tossing a ball or chasing the dog.
As a young man Daryl was a customer in my barbershops for 20 plus years.
We shared stories of our vacations with our families.
His eyes lit up when he told of the cruises he went on and the stories of his nieces and nephews.
Daryl loved his family.
My condolences to Daryl’s family on his passing. It’s been many years since I saw Daryl.
We grew up across the street from each other on Bishopgate Drive in Chili Center. Everyday Daryl and Timmy would come over and we’d play street hockey, soccer, lacrosse, or any other sport we thought of at the time. Our games were epic battles and always ended in smiles and fun. Those were great times that I remember about growing up with Daryl. It was Daryl who got my brother Eric and I into ice hockey. We’d make the long walk to the ice rink in the Chili Center tennis courts and play until we were frozen solid. Again, I was saddened to hear the news about Daryl and only have great memories of our good friend and teammate.
God bless, Jeff Meredith