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Robert Ivan Hildebrand

September 26, 1925 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Robert Hildebrand Obituary

Robert Ivan Hildebrand, born September 26, 1925 in Lisbon, Ohio to the late Howard and Esther S. Keely Hildebrand, passed away January 30, 2024.

He married Ruby Ethel Smith on June 27, 1947. Robert was a very proud veteran - he was drafted into the Army Air Corps before he finished high School. He graduated from Kent State University and received his Masters in Mathematics at University of Pittsburgh. He had always been fascinated with flying and earned private pilot license. He was a member of Sons of the American Revolution and NARF.

He built his first house from a kit in Canonsburg PA, then moved his family to Baltimore to work for the Martin Co., and then to California to work for General Atomic. When he moved to Abbeyville, Ohio he worked for NASA on the Apollo project and Shielding Analysis for nuclear rockets. He authored “Energetic Particle Radiation in Space" and coauthored “The Lewis Proton Shielding Code Report." While living on his small farm in Abbeyville he raised and sold strawberries. He continued his moves to Michigan where he retired from the US Army Tank Division. Robert spent much of his retirement in Wooster and Wadsworth, Ohio.

Robert is survived by his children, Laura Cingle (John), R. Douglas Hildebrand (Jan), Mary Baker (John), and Sue Lippo (Joseph); grandchildren, Adam Cingle (Amanda), Ryan Hildebrand (Janet), Rachel Hughes (Chad), Amy Grow (Rob), Ben Hildebrand, Ivan Baker (Marie), Andrew Baker (Kathryn), and Emilie Roper (Shawn); great grandchildren, Tylor Cingle, Karli Cingle, Hailey Baker, Kylie Baker, Ethan Baker, Olivia Baker, Owen Baker, Anne Hughes, Trevor Hughes, Grant Hughes, Pearson Hughes, Breanna Grow, Olivia Grow, Nathan Grow, Yoltzen Hildebrand, Yendri Hildebrand, Rylee Roper, Zander Roper and Logan Roper.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruby Ethel, sister Elinore Elliott, brother Howard and great grand daughter Summer Ann Baker.

Funeral Services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Wadsworth, Ohio on February 8, 2024, with viewing and visitation at 11:00 a.m. and funeral at 12:00 p.m. Interment at Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio will take place following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 146 High St. Wadsworth, Ohio 44281 or Friends of Medina County Park Endowment Fund.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 8, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church (Wadsworth, Ohio)

Funeral Service
Thursday
February 8, 2024

12:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church (Wadsworth, Ohio)

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