June 7, 2010 — Marvin Henry Hilton, 77, died April 25 in Charlottesville. A University of Virginia alumnus, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He was a lecturer in the Engineering School for several years, teaching each fall term from 1977 to 1989 and also in spring 1992.
A registered professional engineer, Hilton was a senior research scientist at the Virginia Transportation Research Council, a division of the Virginia Department of Transportation, for most of his career and retired in 1991. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, serving on the local, state and national levels.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Virginia Gravitt Hilton, who works in the Department of Computer Science at U.Va., and his three children, Mark Scott Hilton, Timi Hilton Conrath and Anne Leigh Hilton Matthews, plus several grandchildren.