John R. Hild Sr. , 71, of Crystal River, Florida, died on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Hospice of Citrus County House in Lecanto. John was born on May 12, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John H. and Audrey (Mercer) Hild. He was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. John retired as Captain of the Philadelphia Fire Department. He was also a safety inspector for Marriot Corporation. John moved to Inverness in 2003 from S.W. Philadelphia. He was a member of the Moose and the Elks. John was an avid fisherman and Philadelphia Flyers fan.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sara (Sally) Hild of Crystal River; sons, John Jr., Levittown, Pennsylvania, William (Kelly), Oxford, Pennsylvania, Douglas (Dawn), Oxford, Pennsylvania, Dennis (Carolyn), Clifton, Virginia; daughter in law, Cindy Williams Hild; sister, Beverly Brown, Crystal River; grandchildren, John III, Timothy, Sean, Douglas, Michael, Emmy, Mandi and Megan.
Services for Mr. Hild will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Beverly Hills Community Church, 82 Civic Circle Beverly Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of the Nature Coast. Arrangements by Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.