In Loving Memory of

John Henry Hintermister V


John Henry Hintermister V was born in Gainesville on Dec. 1, 1943. He attended Gainesville High (1961), as well as UF and Chipola College. John became a professional potter and regular exhibitor at art festivals throughout Florida, belonging to the Gainesville and Cedar Key Artist Guilds. He was a fan of Gator sports, particularly football and women’s softball. John was, above all, a passionate bird-watcher, beginning as a child. John was a founding member and officer of the Alachua Audubon Society. He began its educational program and led hundreds of field trips over the years. John’s organizing efforts made the Gainesville Christmas Bird Count into one of the best counts in the country. The Alachua Conservation Trust named John a Conservation Steward in 2011. He was enthusiastic in sharing his birding knowledge with others and introduced many to the beauty of birds. John led the Alachua Audubon field trip to St. Marks NWR in early January. He felt ill on the trip, and upon his return, was diagnosed with advanced cancer. He passed away on March 25. John was predeceased by his wife Candy and his parents, John H. Hintermister IV and Helen Glenn Hintermister. He is survived by his  son Joshua and brothers Sam Marks Hintermister and Crill Merryday Hintermister, an uncle, Crill Merryday of Tallahassee, and more distant relatives. A memorial service in John’s memory will be held at the ACT Prairie Creek Lodge on April 28, 1-5 pm.

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  1. Danan Culbert Rockwood at · Reply

    I ran across John’s obituary recently and his name sounded familiar to me. Recently, I was trying to remember the names the volunteers who coordinated the trips for the Morningside Nature Club back in the early 80’s. I was a member of that group. I was not successful in remembering anything but first names, but I know at least one of them now. I confirmed with my friend Scott Flamand, that John had been affiliated with Morningside. I will be forever grateful to him the other adults who took a group of teenagers on trips to wonderful, beautiful and natural places. I may not remember the names of the all the places but the experiences are some of my fondest memories. I don’t have any photos from that time but the snapshots in my head will last forever and I think of them often. I am so sorry for you, his family. I am sure that he is greatly missed

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