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Hildebrand, Donald S. (Hildy), 85, went to be with his lord and savior from home on June 25, 2021. Born July 27, 1935, son of the late Chester J. and Olive G (Howard) Hildebrand. Preceded in death by twin brother Ronald, brothers; Raymond, Roy, Forest (Clair) and Chester; sisters, Dora Custer and Blanch Rolish Shiley. Donald was the last surviving member of his family.
Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 66 years Anna C (Rummell) Hildebrand, children; Brenda Haupt (Charles), Donald Hildebrand (Janet Drzal) and Robert Hildebrand (Nina DeSalvo); Grandchildren, Mathew and Anthony Haupt, Lynnette Shuster, Brianna Lehman, Ashley, Michelle and Christina Hildebrand, Cortney Selepack, Allison Blackwell, Brenton Hildebrand and 19 Great Grandchildren.
Donald was an avid outdoorsman: he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cutting the grass. He was a Deacon of the Ebensburg Evangelical Church and drove the church bus picking up children for Sunday school. He had a contagious smile, and always found the good in everyone. He served in the US Navy for 4 ½ years as a signalman during the Korean war. He was retired from Bethlehem steel after 38 years of service as a crane operator.
A special thank you to his caregiver, Rhonda who always went above and beyond. Special thanks to the VA of Altoona and Lisa for all your help and support for the past 4 years.
Family and friends will be received Friday July 2nd from 2-4 p.m. at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., where a service will be held at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Leukemia Society. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com