Press-Republican

Obituaries

August 15, 2013

Michael J. Hildebran

SARANAC — Michael J. Hildebran, 65, of True Brook Road, Saranac, N.Y., died on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, under the care of his wife of 44 years, following an almost 2 year battle with cancer. He previously was treated by the FitzPatrick Cancer Center at CVPH and by Hospice of the North Country.

Michael was born in Troy, Ohio on Feb. 11, 1948, the son of Richard and Betty (Brandendburg) Hildebran.

He went on to the University of Kentucky where he met his wife Susan their freshman year, they were married in 1968 and had two sons, Bret and Rod.

He developed a fanaticism for the University of Kentucky Wildcat Basketball.

Michael began in hospital public relations in 1971 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Indiana. He worked at Winona Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis and Lima Memorial Hospital in Ohio, before coming to CVPH in 1991. Michael was active in numerous community activities through CVPH and Clinton County. Most prominent is the Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary Club, where he served in most capacities as board officer and committees. He was club president in 2006-07 and was nominated and chosen as a national Paul Harris Fellow. Michael also served on the body of governors for: Clinton County Community Services, American Red Cross North Country Chapter, North Country Community Services, Behavioral Health Services North and the Clinton County Mental Health Services.

His interests encompassed most sports with special passion attached to U.K., The Reds and fantasy leagues in baseball, football and basketball. The sports exploits of his grandson, Jason, ranked right up there with the professionals.

Michael had a passion for cutting firewood, playing golf and harness racing.

Michael was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Susan Hildebran of Saranac; two sons, Bret Hildebran and his wife Julie of Ohio and Rod Hildebran of Calif.; a grandson, Jason Hildebran; a brother, Nichlas Hildebran of Ohio; and his beloved dog, Fluffy of Saranac.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • ThwaitsZaumetzer.jpg_84.jpg Catherine M. "Kay" Nolan

    AU SABLE FORKS — September 14, 1917

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • JeffreyJPier.jpg_85.jpg Jeffrey J. Pier

    AU SABLE FORKS — WADDINGTON - Jeffrey J. Pier of Waddington, N.Y. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends Friday July 4, 2014 at Potsdam Hospital after an 18 month battle with kidney cancer.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • NancyChristian.jpg Nancy Carol Christian

    MORIAH — Nancy C. Christian, 73, of Moriah passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Fletcher Allen Hospital.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • WilforeRobert1.jpg Robert "Bob" Wilfore

    PLATTSBURGH — Robert "Bob" Wilfore, 83, of Butler Road, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home, under the care of Hospice of the North Country.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • RWWalker.jpg Charlotte D. Bolles

    PLATTSBURGH — Charlotte D. Bolles, 86, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Meadowbrook Healthcare Facility. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CarolMSouliere.jpg Carol M. Souliere

    GLENMONT, NY — Carol M. Souliere, 67, of Glenmont, N.Y., passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at her home with family at her bedside, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • ChateaugayFuneralHome.jpg Nelson R. Charland

    MERRILL — Nelson R. Charland, 56, of 96 Shuffs Road, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CecilPelkey.jpg Cecil Pelkey

    BLOOMINGDALE — Mr. Cecil Pelkey, known to everyone as "Pete" passed away July 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family and under to care of Hospice.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • StacyJoseph.jpg Joseph P. Stacy

    TICONDEROGA — Joseph P. Stacy, 46, of Ticonderoga, went to the loving arms of our Lord, with his family and friends by his side after a courageous fight with cancer on Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • CoffeyFuneralHome.jpg Patrick Jay Downs

    HARROGATE, TN. — Patrick Jay Downs went to be with our Lord, July 20, 2014, after a long hard—fought battle with cancer.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

Death Notices