John Patrick Hilinski Sr.
Departed March 4, 2022 in Palm Bay, Florida
John Patrick Hilinski Sr., of Southeast Palm Bay, passed away at home March 4th 2022, at the age of 78. Loving son of the late John and Wanda Hilinski of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cherished brother of the late Monica Booth(Russ), Shirley Hyland(Jack) and Thomas Hilinski(Joan Marie). He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Barbara(Trzaska), their two sons John Jr. and Brian(Maureen), five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, 16 nieces/nephews, and 30 great-nieces/nephews.
John will be missed by all of those who had the unique pleasure of knowing him especially during his time as a City of Philadelphia Police Officer(1969-1994) or as a Walmart Associate in Sebastian, FL(1999-2010). His family will miss his being there for them at any time of the day with no questions asked and his never ending sense of humor. Neighbors, we are told, miss seeing John outdoors any given day, tending to his beloved lawn and garden. When the grandchildren were down visiting you could always find grandpop John walking the yard teaching the kids about Florida’s nature, birds, and reptiles, with the occasional dad joke added in just for fun.
Family and friends are invited to gather, remember, and celebrate John’s life on Tuesday, March 22nd 2022, at St. Joseph’s RC Church (1422 Miller Street, Palm Bay, Brevard County Florida, 32905). You may visit and comfort the Hilinski family during his viewing from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Church. There will be a Funeral Mass at 1:00 pm with burial to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in John’s memory to either St. Joseph’s RC Church or Hospice of Health First and/or the William Childs Hospice House.