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Kathryn "Kay" Garvey Hilderbrand

April 6, 1953 July 7, 2019
Kathryn "Kay" Garvey Hilderbrand
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Obituary for Kathryn "Kay" Garvey Hilderbrand

Kathryn “Kay” Garvey Hilderbrand of Magnolia, passed away, Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford. She was 66.

Mrs. Hilderbrand was born April 6, 1953 in Aiken, South Carolina to the late James Joseph Garvey and Nancy Nilon Garvey.

She was raised in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania where she received her elementary education at St. Madeleine and her high school education at Notre Dame High School for Girls in Moylan, Pennsylvania.

She attended Patricia Stevens Career College Tampa Bay, Florida achieving a degree in fashion merchandising.

She worked for Strawbridge and Clothier in Philadelphia and then in management of various food and retailers for 20 years up and down the east coast.

She worked in her family’s business the Nilon Brothers Concessionaires INC. that included the JFK Stadium, Veterans Stadium, and Dover Downs to name a few of the venues. She was in Sales at Kent County Motors for 2 years until she was made the manager of the rental car department and worked there for 10 years. She retired from Magnum Electronics, a company that manufactures critical communication devices in 2016

Kay was Delaware Today magazine’s Extreme Makeover woman in February of 2004 and graced the cover of the magazine in a follow up edition piece one year later, January 2005.

Mrs. Hilderbrand is a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, she was an auxiliary member of the American Legion Post #17 Lewes, active in motorcycling community she was a member of A.B.A.T.E. of Delaware, B.O.L.T. of Delaware, and she was also a Masonic Brotherhood Riders Lady of Southern Delaware.

Kay was always there to help her family including her mother and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Nilon Garvey.

She is survived by her husband, the love of her life, Gary Hilderbrand of Magnolia; Jennifer Flight and her husband Harry, Rebecca Polard and her husband Greg (her two nieces that she had the privilege and honor of adopting as her own), Jackie Kook and Chris Koehler; brothers, Thomas J. Garvey and his wife Peg, David J. Garvey and his Wife Karen, James D. Garvey and his wife Laura and Kevin J. Garvey and his wife Beth; longest and dearest friends Melanie Williams and Marie Brennan; a cousin Terry Nilon who was like a brother; nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 1PM, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call from 11 ~ 1. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 in memory of her mother or contributions to the Delaware Hospice Center 100 Patriots Way Milford Delaware 19963 in memory of Kay.


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Visitation

Saturday

13

Jul

11:00 AM 7/13/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 7/13/2019 1:00:00 PM
Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road

1145 E. Lebanon Road
Dover, DE 19901

Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road
1145 E. Lebanon Road Dover 19901 DE
United States

Service

Saturday

13

Jul

1:00 PM 7/13/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 7/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road

1145 E. Lebanon Road
Dover, DE 19901

Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road
1145 E. Lebanon Road Dover 19901 DE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lakeside Cemetery Final Resting Place

558 N. State St.
Dover, DE 19901

558 N. State St. Dover 19901 DE
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

PO Box 96011
Washington, DC 96011

Delaware Hospice Center

100 Patriot's Way
Milford, DE 19963
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