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Harvey L. Hilderbrand, 82 of Toronto, OH, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 in the Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville, OH.
Harvey was born Oct. 5, 1936 in Toronto, son of the late Louis and Willie (Grose) Hilderbrand.
Harvey was a wonderful husband to Darlene for 40 years. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was most proud of walking his 4 daughters down the aisle when they were married. He loved spending time with Penny and her family. He loved watching his grandchildren whether it was dance or a sporting activity.
Throughout his life, Harvey was a major sports fan. He graduated from Jefferson Union High School in 1955 and was a center on the football team. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Pirate Fan.
Harvey was an incredible worker, in addition to working at the Toronto Paper Board he also ran a cattle farm and logged with his brother Rob. After retiring, Harvey was a regular at Bob Evans for breakfast and was part of a group that walked the mall regularly.
Harvey was a wonderful leader of his family and will be missed by all of them. He always told his family he was proud of them all and was honored to spend time with each of them.
In addition to his parents, Harvey was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene (Taggart) Hilderbrand who passed in 1996, his brother Rob Hilderbrand and his sister Goldie Smith.
Harvey leaves behind his four daughters, Jan (Jim) Ramsey of Richmond, OH, Joni (Mark) Colantoni of Steubenville, Connie (Mike) Judy of Laguna Hills, CA and Karen (Earl) Bradley of Charlotte, NC; his companion, Penny Clark of Newell, WV; his sister, Erma Harris of Knoxville, TN; his 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received Monday, Feb. 18 from 4 – 8 pm at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Toronto. His funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 11 am at the Hilltop Presbyterian Church, where he was a member, with Rev. Robert Meyer and Rev. Jason Elliott officiating. There will be additional viewing at the church from 10 am until 11 am. Burial will follow in Sugar Grove Cemetery beside his wife, Darlene.
Memorial donations may be directed to: Hilltop Presbyterian Church 110 Co. Rd. 46 (Church Rd) Toronto, OH 43964 or Valley Hospice 10686 OH-150 Rayland, OH 43943.
Hilltop Presbyterian Church
110 Co. Rd. 46 (Church Rd), Toronto OH 43964
10686 St. Rt. 150, Rayland OH 43943