Walter E. Hildick, 105.


WORCESTER Walter E. Hildick, 105, of 5 Suburban Road, died Sunday, February 26, 2012, at UMass Memorial Health Care, University Campus, Worcester. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Francis J. and Elizabeth (Bexon) Hildick and lived in Sterling during his school years, attending Leominster High School from which he graduated in 1924.

Mr. Hildick graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge in 1928 with a degree in chemical engineering and business administration. Later he was a teaching assistant at MIT under the direction of Professor Schell, founder of the Sloan School of Business. He was a long time textile-manufacturing executive and, at one time was a Vice President of the Textron Corporation, operating the Atlantic Rayon Division in Rhode Island where he manufactured parachute lines. Later he returned to Central Massachusetts as president of Curtis & Marble Machine Company in Worcester retiring in 1975. He also served as president of Central New England College from 1977 to 1979. He was a member of the Worcester Club, the Kiwanis Club of Worcester, and became MIT's oldest living alumni. He lived in Worcester for 53 years.

His wife of 63 years, Anne E. (Folan) Hildick died in 1995. He leaves his daughter, Dr. Patricia H. Bazemore (Maxson) who is Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at UMass Medical School; his son, William T. Hildick of Lake Oswego, Oregon; five...

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