Neill Funeral Home

3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA


James H. Hildum

October 19, 1948January 7, 2020

James H. Hildum, 71, of Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at UPMC Osteopathic Hospital. Born October 19, 1948 in Harrisburg; and he was the son of the late Harold and Gladys (Fiery) Hildum.

Surviving is his wife of 49 years, Jill R. (Bowman) Hildum; and his son, Trevor J. HIldum.

Jim was employed by the city of Harrisburg for 28 years in the Traffic Engineering Department where he earned his Master Electrician’s License. Upon retirement, he created and ran his own business Hildum Electric. He was well known and respected by his colleagues and clients. Jim also was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the Dillsburg American Legion Post 26, International Association of Electric Inspectors and the International Municipal Signal Association.

Jim graduated from the former John Harris High School, class of 1967; he loved Ocean City, MD, the Seacrets Bar and Grill, NASCAR and his 3 cats, especially his favorite cat Ranger. Jim also enjoyed a good football game.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, January 13, 2020 in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg. Burial at a later date will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. A visitation will be from 10:00 AM Monday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc., 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111.


  • Jill R. Hildum, Wife
  • Trevor J. Hildum, Son
  • Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Gladys (Fiery) Hildum.

  • Humane Society of Harrisburg Area Inc.



  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Memorial Service Monday, January 13, 2020


  • Interment


James H. Hildum

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Ev and jim Schnader

January 14, 2020

We are saddened to hear of Jim's passing. As a vendor at city events in riverfront park, we always looked forward to our conversations with him and really liked him a lot. He was so kind and always helpful. Loved seeing his great smile.
Our sympathy to the family,
Jim and ev schnader

Janet Legates

January 9, 2020

Rarely do you meet someone who is so happy with his life. Jim loved his work, loved his vacations, loved his friends and was CRAZY in love with his wife of 49 years. In short, he loved life and lived it with hands wide open to receive all the blessings. We were privileged to know him even if it was for a very short time.