John Patrick (JP) Hildebrand of Roeland Park, KS passed away Tuesday, February, 27, 2017 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. JP was born to John and Margaret Hildebrand, June 26, 1950 in Salina, KS. He was their only child. In 1951 the Hildebrand’s moved to Johnson County, KS. There JP grew up and spent his full life. He attended St. Pius X Grade School, then attended and graduated from Bishop Miege High School. JP then went on to his beloved University of Kansas, earning a B.A. in Political Science, B.S in Education and a M.S. in Educational Administration. JP had a very long and successful career in education before launching an equally successful career in insurance and finance. JP was a world traveler. He visited many countries. He made trips to Ireland, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central America. He served his faith and church parish in many venues. He was also committed to his community serving as a City Council Member for many years and a community organizer.
JP leaves his loving wife Julia; son Spencer (Shelbie), stepson’s Anthony Burbage (Kim), Curtis Burbage (Kristi), grandchildren Victoria, Sean, Tiffany, Clayton, Samantha, Aaron, former wife and friend Carolyn (Rosie) and a host of relatives and friends.
JP was preceded in death by his parents, and grandparents both paternal and maternal. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to your favorite educational cause.
Rosary will be held at 3:30 pm and Celebration of Life Mass at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5500 Woodson, Mission, KS 66202. The Party will be immediately following at 5pm in the Parish Hospitality Hall.
Arrangements by Highland Park Funeral Home & Crematory Services, 4101 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102. Online condolences: www.highlandparkfh.com