H.P. Brandt Funeral Home

1032 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA


Michael Hillard

February 6, 1964May 19, 2020

Michael J. Hillard, 56 of Pittsburgh passed away on May 19, 2020. Born February 6, 1964 in Germany and was the son of the late James and Mary (Silvis) Hillard.

Mike had a love for hunting, fishing, and working on cars in his spare time. Mike was very knowledgeable of so many different aspects of life.

He was a wonderful husband, kind, caring and generous. His son considered the nicest, most outgoing person you would ever meet. He would do anything for others and cared about everyone else, always putting himself last. Lee's words; "He taught me everything I know and influenced my life in so many ways. I still have a lot to learn but I hope I can make you proud of the man I become. I love you dad."

Mike is survived by his wife, Sylvia (Oliver) Hillard, one son Lee Hillard, Allison Park, three sister's, Valerie Hillard, Barbara Goughler (Larry), and Lisa Marchand (Randy), also, one brother Brian Hillard (Heidi).

Friends will be received Saturday from 2-4 and 6- 8 PM and Sunday from 2-4 and 6 PM until time of service at 7:30 PM at the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, 1032 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. Due to COVID-19 restrictions visitors will be limited to 25 people at a time and everyone in attendance will be asked to wear a mask and to social distance.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, May 24, 2020


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Mary Lamb

May 26, 2020

Mike will be greatly missed and my heart is broken for Sylvia and Lee. Mike was a kind and considerate neighbor for over 20 years. On behalf of my son, Mike, and me, we wish to express our deepest condolences to his family.

Karen Berger and family Mike , Holly & Justin

May 23, 2020

Mike you were one of the greatest, kindness,helpful and thoughtfull person me and my family knew. You were our greatest neighbors me and my family ever knew. Sylvia and Lee we are here for you. Lee you and my son Mike were friends for a long time and you are following your father's footsteps. You have his kindness , thoughtfulness and everything else he had. He truly will be missed by us but he is with God now and in a wonderful place. Mike we love you and miss you. Farewell our friend .

Barbara Hillard Goughler

May 22, 2020

My favorite picture of you and Sylvia and one as I will always picture you in my mind. The morning our sweet Mumma took her last breath, you held me as I wept and asked “what are we going to do now Michael”. You’re not here to hold me this time. I will forever love you and hold you in my heart.

Robert/JoAnne Young

May 22, 2020

A beautiful friend with a Heart much bigger than most !! We'll miss you Mike and never forget You and All you have done for us!! Not hearing your truck start up at 6:15AM (I was always up by then) and say to myself "morning Mike", Seeing you and Silvia walking by on your way to dinner on Friday's and those chats during your early morning salt truck runs when we were out shoveling the driveways are memories we'll keep. Most of all we will miss your friendship, sincerity, honesty and humor!! A Wonderful Husband, Father and Friend we will truly miss, and will always have a place in our hearts. Prayers of sympathy, love and hope for your Precious Loving Family. God needed another Angel and He will be with you always.

Valerie Hillard

May 22, 2020

Michael did a lot of favors for me. Even 'tho I was the older one, in my heart he was my big brother. My nickname is Val. Sometimes Mike would grin and call me Val Val! How I will miss hearing his voice, his laughter. And his smiling face. No one knows how much I loved the boy. We had him for 56 years, now he is God's for Eternity. Sylvia and Lee, my love and prayers are with you. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Always, Val

Anne Pallay

May 21, 2020

Dear Sylvia and Lee and family, I am so sorry for your loss; my heart just aches. Next to me he was a huge teddy bear with a nice smile and a good heart, he gave good hugs. You were blessed to have him, he was such a good man.
I hope you find some comfort knowing how much others care.

My deepest sympathies, Anne Pallay and family

elaine berkowitz

May 21, 2020

My sympathy on your loss.
May he Rest in Peace.

elaine berkowitz, DMD
Woodbridge Resident

Karen Fox

May 21, 2020

My heart is breaking once again. I am so happy to have seen and spoken with Michael and Lee this past Saturday. They have been such a big help to Rhudy and I these past few years. He is now in heaven with all his family. What a reunion that must be. Memories are all we have now and there are many to share.. Sylvia and Lee my thoughts and prayers are with you. Just know I am here for you both. FLY HIGH MICHAEL, FLY HIGH.

Melody Kozora

May 20, 2020

Over the years I’ve heard nothing but good things about Mike. He was taken at far too young of an age and my heart aches for your whole family. I’m praying for strength and comfort for each one of you and sending love and hugs. ♥️

Lisa Marchand

May 20, 2020

The best big brother a girl could ever ask for. I love you Michael. Sylvia and Lee, you were his life! We love you! Lisa


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