George L. Hildebrand ’46

George L. Hildebrand ’46 died on November 7, 2023, in Boxford, Massachusetts.

(The following was provided by Boston Globe in November 22, 2023:)

George L. Hildebrand ’46

George Lee Hildebrand received the Purple Heart and Two Bronze Stars. George Lee Hildebrand, age 99, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2023. Born on June 14, 1924, to Lee and Marie (Hahn) Hildebrand, George grew up in Marblehead, MA. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945, earning two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. After graduating with dual degrees from Bowdoin and MIT in 1948, George joined General Electric as an engineer, where he spent his entire career. George married the love of his life, Margery Foss Smith, in 1955. They spent sixty-eight wonderful years together raising their family, gardening, traveling, and volunteering for a variety of organizations. An avid skier, sailor, and hiker, he was a kind and charming man with a sharp wit and an impish sense of humor. George leaves behind his beloved wife, Margery, of Boxford, MA; children, Charles Hildebrand and wife, Jerrie, of Salem, MA, Robert Hildebrand and wife, Sarah, of Montpelier, VT, Carol Hildebrand and husband, Don Eburne ,of Wellesley, MA, Amy Jones and husband, Darrell of Boonsboro, MD; grandchildren, Erica Hildebrand and husband, Chris Bennett, Sam Hildebrand and fiancée, Emily Messelaar, Tom Brinton and wife, Becca, Will Brinton and fiancée, Meg O’Hare, Wesley Hildebrand, Abbie Jones, Molly Jones, Olivia Eburne and Diana Eburne; great-grandchildren Otto and Lila Brinton; sister Barbara Nordeen; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

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