In Memoriam – Fred Hillard (UPDATED)

It is with extremely sad and heavy hearts that we inform you of Fred Hillard’s passing yesterday evening. Fred, a long-time employee of MITA member Ajax Paving Industries, Inc., was the nicest gentleman on this planet and had the greatest smile.

Fred was a family member and dear friend to everyone at Ajax for over 46 years. During those years of countless hours of hard work and fun times, Fred helped establish much of the foundation that everyone lives and breathes each day at Ajax. Fred was one of the original Lieutenants under Herb Jacob, along with Jamie Jacob, Mike Horan, Mark Johnston and Al Farina, making Ajax what it is today.

Fred will be remembered for his amazing personality, hilarious stories and his dedication to the company and to everyone who worked there.


Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester, MI

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Friday, March 8th, 2019

St. John Lutheran, Rochester, MI

10:00 am – Viewing

11:00 am – Service

Burial site immediately after service.

A luncheon will be held at the Great Oaks Country Club after the service.

MITA wishes to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Fred Hillard, as well as to the entire team at Ajax Paving Industries, Inc., during this difficult time.