Charles Steven Hilderbrand, age 90 of Chicora, PA. passed away 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 in Good Samaritan Hospice, Concordia Home, Cabot, PA. Born Saturday, July 9, 1927 in Donegal Township, Chicora, PA to Charles William and Agnes Landgraf Hilderbrand.
He attended the one-room Duffy School and lived in the same house his entire life. Charles served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII as an airplane mechanic. He worked side-by-side with his father pumping oil wells and at Franklin Glass then at Pullman Standard for many years until its closing.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 488 in Bradys Bend, PA. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors and took great pride in the appearance of the lawn, flowers, and shrubs on his property. On June 6, 1953 he married Agnes E. Garnick in Saint Paul Catholic Church, in Butler, PA. Agnes died July 14, 2017.
Charles is survived by two sons: Timothy (Mary Ann) Hilderbrand and Jay Hilderbrand. A daughter: Shirley (David) Rugaber. 4 grandchildren: Theresa Hilderbrand, Charles Hilderbrand, Amy Rugaber, and Michael Rugaber all of Chicora and Butler and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife Agnes and his parents he is preceded in death by a son Charles William Hilderbrand III, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
Friends received at Steighner Funeral Home, 111 E. Slippery Rock and Main Streets, Downtown Chicora, PA.
6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 1, 2018, at noon from Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 409 N. Main Street, Chicora, PA. with Father Matt McClain officiating. Burial will follow in Hemphill Cemetery in Chicora, PA.
Full Military Honors will be provided by the Chicora and Bradys Bend Post 488 American Legions.