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Three Square Food Bank founder dies at 83

Posted at 1:12 PM, Dec 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-11 21:49:32-05
Eric Hilton, a former Vice Chairman of Hilton Hotels Corporation and founder of Three Square Food Bank, passed away in his Las Vegas home early Saturday morning. The 83-year-old was in the company of his loving wife Bibi Hilton at the time of his death.
"Mr. Hilton was a man of integrity, wisdom, and character and always lit up the room with his presence," said a representative from Three Square. "His passion and commitment in feeding those less fortunate is instilled in everything we do... and he will be deeply missed."
In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Hilton encourages donations to be made to Three Square Food Bank in her husband’s honor. A reception and a celebration of his life will be held at Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 4220 North Pecos Road.
Hilton began his career in 1949 at Hilton Hotels Corporation, where he remained for a total of 49 years. He had served as executive vice president, director of the Corporation, and as president and a director of Conrad International Hotels before he was elected as vice chairman in 1993. His numerous honors included the Alumni President's Award, the American Vocational Association Award of Merit and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Houston.