Clyde A. Hildy
MORRIS, Ill. – Mr. Clyde A. “Skip” Hildy, 70, of Morris, Ill., passed away Thursday evening at Morris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Feb. 15, 1943, in Morris, Skip is a son of Charlotte Marie (Kowalczyck) Hildy of Morris and the late Clyde Chester Hildy Sr. He was raised in Morris, graduated from Morris High School with the Class of 1961, and honorably served as a paratrooper in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division.
On April 12, 1969, Skip married Mary Ellen Cheshareck in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Morris. He worked at Diamond International Corporation in Morris, and was a laborer with Local No. 75 before entering into the Pipefitters Union Local No. 597, from where he retired.
Skip was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Morris and Morris American Legion Post 294.
He was a true family guy, who will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoing and camping, as well as running, biking, carpentry and photography. Skip leaves behind memories of many memorable and well-planned annual winter campouts, which he shared with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen; two children, John (Stacy) Hildy of Elmhurst, Ill., and Jamie (Paul) Sikora of Coal City, Ill.; six grandchildren, Camden Hildy, Simon Hildy, Mason Hildy, Lola Lavezzi, Ethan Sikora and Jocelyn Sikora; his mother, Charlotte Hildy of Morris; brothers and sisters: Judy (the late Charles) Larson, Wallace (Barbara) Hildy, and Loreen (the late Kenneth) Vlk, all of Morris, Frank (Cindy) Hildy of Maryland, Tony (Stephanie) Hildy of Morris, and Ed (Elizabeth) Hildy of Oswego, Ill.; brothers- and sisters-in-law Robert (the late Michele) Cheshareck of Arizona and Paul Cheshareck, Barbara Cheshareck and Christine Seng, all of Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Skip was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Chester Hildy Sr.; two grandsons, Joseph and Virgil Lavezzi; and one brother-in-law, David Cheshareck.
The family wishes to extend its most sincere appreciation to Skip’s wonderful caregivers, Carina Davis and Eleanor Bessman.
Visitation will be Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 600 East Jackson St., Morris, from 8 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Mass at 11a.m. The Rev. Ed. Howe, CR, will officiate.
Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Angels of Hope Inc., 1043 Ferrari Dr., Coal City, IL, 60416; The Jim Feeney Scholarship Fund, 505 East North Street, Morris, IL, 60450; or to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL, 60431.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com
Green cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes in Morris. For additional information, call 815-942-2500.