Pixley Funeral Home

322 West University Drive, Rochester, MI


Frederick H. Hillard Jr.

June 6, 1950March 4, 2019
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FREDERICK HAL HILLARD, Jr., age 68, of Rochester, passed away March 4, 2019. Fred was born June 6, 1950 in Highland Park, MI, son of the late Frederick and Dana Hillard, Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Carol Hillard. He is the dear father of Brad (Sarah) Hillard and Katie Hillard; proud grandfather of Aubrey, Austin and Sloane Hillard; beloved brother of Sandra (Howard) Marderosian, Patrica DeGrazia, Martha Blanchard, Chevonne Duncan, Terri (Dave) Gordon and Kimberley (James) Tomic; dear brother in law of Janice (David) McCatty and Gordon (Jami) Rice. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Fred graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1972. He joined Ajax Paving Industries and has been employed with them for 47 years. He was a member, and past president, of Great Oaks Country Club and resided in Rochester for 41 years. Fred enjoyed his job and golfing, but he most loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church 1011 W. University Drive, Rochester, Rev. Marc Schwichtenberg officiating. Interment to follow at Van Hoosen Jones- Stoney Creek Cemetery. He will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. The family will also receive friends Thursday, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester. If desired, memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation www.parkinson.org or the Scleroderma Foundation www.scleroderma.org.


  • Carol Hillard, Wife
  • Brad (Sarah) Hillard, Son
  • Katie Hillard, Daughter
  • Aubrey Hillard, Grandchild
  • Austin Hillard, Grandchild
  • Sloane Hillard, Grandchild
  • Frederick Hillard Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Dana Hillard, Mother (deceased)
  • Sandra (Howard) Marderosian, Sister
  • Patrica DeGrazia, Sister
  • Martha Blanchard, Sister
  • Chevonne Duncan, Sister
  • Terri (Dave) Gordon, Sister
  • Kimberley (James) Tomic, Sister
  • Janice (David) McCatty, Sister-in-law
  • Gordon (Jami) Rice, Brother-in-law
  • Also survived by many nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • In State

    Friday, March 8, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 8, 2019


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Bill Todd

April 3, 2019

Carol & Family,

I just happened to be looking up on the internet some of our ‘old H & T gang’ from the MTU days, and was shocked to see that Fred Hillard had just recently passed away. Last summer, after 45 years since the days when we lived together up in Hancock, MI at college, I decided to give Fred a call, and we had a chance to reminisce a bit. I’m really glad now that I had the chance to visit with him. He was a good friend, and like many of his more recent friends state , he was a very fun guy to be around. I will have fond memories of the days we shared together at college, and I was glad to see that Fred did very well in his chosen professional career, and it appears he had a wonderful family life too.

God Blesd !

Donald / Nila Pentecost

March 9, 2019

WE - the Pentecost family as long time neighbors wish to share our condolences with Carol & her children
at the passing of Fred ,which we just learned of , being out of state. It seems like only yesterday that Kristina baby sat your children then we witnessed all growing up. Carol, you & Fred were such an integral & positive part of our close knit neighborhood that blended so well. We will miss you

Mike And Karen DeMars

March 7, 2019

Everyone one will miss Fred. He and Carol were a fixture at Great Oaks. I was on the Board with Fred At Great Oaks, a true gentleman. I always played some of my best golf at the invitationals with Fred and Gordy, mainly because we were so relaxed and laughing so much.
Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Mike and Karen DeMars

Terri Hillard-Gordon

March 6, 2019

There are no words that could ever describe the hurt. Fred will be forever missed.

Dennis Doan

March 6, 2019

We had lost touch over the years so the news of Fred’s passing was unexpected and very sad. We were young road builders around forty years ago and he was one of the nicest and funniest guys I had the pleasure of getting to know. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Fred’s family.
Dennis Doan

Deanna and Larry Bruzzese

March 6, 2019

We are both very saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. He was always smiles and jokes at great oaks.
always bringing laughter and joy to us at each meeting. We loved joining you both for dinner any chance two extra seats were open on the patio! Larry and Fred definitely shared zips at each other that were pretty constant, one trying to get one over on the other. Great Memories! Such a wonderful man. Fred will surely be missed by multitudes. Prayers to your entire family, with love, Deanna and Larry Bruzzese.

Lin Bittove

March 6, 2019

To say Fred will be missed at Ajax is an understatement. He was such a huge part of the company. What I enjoyed most about Fred is our almost daily talks about what his grandchildren were up to. He spoke of them with so much love & always made me laugh about their antics. I used to tell him all the time when he would do something mischievous, which was quite often, you're lucky you have Carol to put up with you! He was only too aware that he was lucky.
My very heartfelt sympathy to the family of Fred. He was so loved & will always be remembered.

Thomas Colwell

March 6, 2019

Fred was one of the kindest and funniest guys I knew. Our professional lives extend back for 30+ years and never did I hear him talk about someone in a bad way. Rest In Peace my friend as you will be remembered by all!!!!

Tony & Susan Purdy

March 6, 2019

Susan and I have so many wonderful memories of Fred over the 24 years we were members at Great Oaks. The ones we treasure the most are the many Invitationals that started with a “practice round” with Fred and Gordy and finished with the crazy awards dinner on Saturday night! We all celebrated when each of us won. He was one wild and crazy guy and loved by all. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to Carol and her family. We also pray that God will give them peace with his decision.

Kim Tomic

March 6, 2019


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