Hildt, born and raised in Los Angeles, was a standout athlete at L.A.’s Culver City High School and a graduate in public administration from the University of Arizona.
A Vietnam veteran, he was awarded the Army commendation medal for meritorious service and went on to earn a master’s degree in banking from the University of Washington.
He had lived in La Jolla with his wife Deborah and daughter Natalie since the 1980s. He had served as a volunteer on the La Jolla Town Council and the neighborhood’s Traffic and Transportation Committee, Christmas Parade Committee and the Community Center board.
Burial will be at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, with a memorial service and life celebration in La Jolla on April 12.
Anyone who wishes to attend is asked to email Deborah for exact details at firstname.lastname@example.org.