William Everett Hidler, 81, of Rockfall, beloved husband of Dorothy (Geer) HIdler, died Tuesday, May 31, 2006 at High View Health Care Center in Middletown.

     Born in Providence, Rhode Island on March 31, 1925 he moved to Rockfall in 1956.  A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of the USS SIGSBEE Survivors Association, a graduate of the Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, Class of 1951, and was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 31 years.

     He was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Middletown, where he served on the vestry and was a long time usher.  He was also a member of the Middletown Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Assessors.

     Besides his wife of 58 years, he leaves his two daughters, Susan HE. Wilson and her husband S. David of Oak Bluffs, Mass., and Joyce Rae Hidler and her husband Nicolas Incerti of Essex; and two granddaughters, Mrs. Deren of North Quincy, Mass., and Alison Wilson of Oak Bluffs, Mass.

     A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at The Church of the Holy Trinity.  Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, R.I. at a later date.  Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Church of the Holy Trinity.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Church of the Holy Trinity Endowment Fund, 384 Main St. Middletown, CT 06457


Webmasters Notes: William Everett Hidler enlisted in the US Navy V-6 program March 4, 1943 at Providence, RI. Service #205 41 47. He was received aboard the USS Sigsbee DD-502 June 13, 1943, as S2c, at Pier #5, Todd's Ship Building Yard Erie Basin, Brooklyn, NY. After serving aboard USS Sigsbee DD-502 two years, 7 months, 4 days, William Everett Hidler, RdM3c was transferred to Receiving Station Charleston, SC for further transfer to Separation Center, Boston, MS for discharge. Our thoughts and prayers go out for Dorothy Hidler and her family in this time of loss.

Billy Roberts