Hilary Araujo passes away

Hilary Araujo at the 2010 Eyes of History gala. (Photograph by Kevin Wolf)
Hilary Araujo at the 2010 Eyes of History gala. (Photograph by Kevin Wolf)

The Tiffen Company Mourns the Passing of Hilary Araujo, VP of Marketing Hauppauge, N.Y., April 15, 2011– It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Hilary Araujo on April 14, 2011 at the age of 65 after a short illness. Mr. Araujo had been Vice President of Marketing for The Tiffen Company since June of 2004 and was responsible for the company’s overall advertising, marketing, and public relations programs during that time. A lifelong member of the imaging industry who was respected and loved by all who had the good fortune to know him, Hilary Araujo began his career at Conrad Photo in the early 1970s, eventually moving on to the marketing division of Berkey Marketing Co. and then taking a position as a marketing executive at GMI. Prior to accepting his pivotal position at Tiffen, Mr. Araujo had been a top marketing executive at Tocad for several years. Hilary Araujo will always be remembered for his keen intelligence, great sense of humor, disarming honesty and easy smile, but most of all for his big heart and unstinting willingness to help other people. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Sandy, and daughter Susan. Funeral services were held at 11AM, Sunday, April 17th 2011 at Gutterman’s Memorial Chapel, 8000 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797

“Besides being a dear friend and a great colleague, Hilary was devoted to our company and will be sorely missed,” said Steven Tiffen, president of The Tiffen Company. “He made so many contributions to our company, our industry and was a dear friend to all, this is a great loss.”