2013-12-26 / Obituaries

Walter W. Hildenbrand

Walter W. Hildenbrand of Poughquag died Friday December 20, 2013, at his home. He was 75 years old.

He was born in Pawling on May 9, 1938, son of the late Frank and Catherine (Morrison) Hildenbrand. He graduated from Brewster High School in 1955 then married Lenore Renee’ Ackles on November 30, 1957, in St. Lawrence O’Toole Church. Walt lived in Brewster all his life before moving to Poughquag in 2002. He was a member of St. John’s Church in Pawling and recently joined Blessed Kateri Church in LaGrangeville.

Walt was employed at IBM Research in Yorktown for over 30 years as a tool and die maker before retiring.

He was a member of the Brewster Fire department for 40 years and the Beekman Fire Department for 12 years. He was such a handyman that everyone went to him if they needed something fixed. Walt was very loving, smart and always joking about something, or someone. He loved his family with all his heart.

He is survived by his son Walter Hildenbrand Jr. and his wife Mary Jean of Poughquag, a daughter, Jyl See and her husband Bobby also of Poughquag; a brother Francis Hildenbrand of Poughkeepsie; four grandchildren, Brian Hildenbrand, Jennifer and Braegan Plambeck, Jayme and Loryn See; a great grandson Mason Plambeck; and Miss Molly his dog. He is predeceased by the love of his life of 55 years Lenore Renee’ Hildenbrand in 2012.

A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday December 28, 2013, at Blessed Kateri, in LaGrangeville, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Milltown Rural Cemetery in Brewster, NY. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 26, from 2 - 4 and 7 -9 pm at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Brewster Fire Department or the American Cancer Society.

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