James Clarence Hilyard Jr., 78

James Clarence Hilyard Jr., 78, of Georgetown, Del., died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Seaford Center, Seaford.

Hilyard was a World War II Army veteran and also served as an Allied guard at the Nuremburg War Crimes Trial. He had been a plumber and pipe fitter, and welder for the Local 690 pipe fitters union.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Deborah Ryan Hilyard; a son, James C. Hilyard III; sisters Kathryn Bradley and Ann Nancy Laird. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Hilyard; a son, Gerald Hilyard; and sisters Veronica, Margarite, Marion and Regina.

A memorial service was scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, with interment at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the American Stroke Association, Southeastern PA Region, Memorial Processing Center, 777 Penn Ct. Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235-5927.