Arthur Kempton Hilbert II (Arty) died on the evening of Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 after a long battle with an illness.
Arty served in the Air Force for four years after graduating high school. Shortly thereafter, he worked as a fisherman and forever appreciated Cape Cod for its natural beauty and peaceful beaches, something that always lured him back home when he ventured elsewhere. Arty was a lover of nature as demonstrated by his green thumb. He could be spotted throughout Chatham tending to various public gardens. As a self-taught guitarist, he had a special fondness for blues music and took every opportunity to share his love of music by playing for friends and strangers. Arty expressed his creativity in the poems and song lyrics he wrote over the years and was especially proud of a song he wrote and recorded himself entitled “Cape Cod."
He is survived by his mother Lilo Hilbert, his brother Eric Hilbert and his three adult children living out of state. Those that knew him well could attest to his wild nature and will look back on the good memories with affection.
A simple memorial service will be held in his remembrance at a later date at the V.F.W.