G. Hunter Hieronymus, 29, outdoorsman who embraced a career on the ocean

G. Hunter Hieronymus

WILMINGTON — G. Hunter Hieronymus, 29, peacefully went to be with the Lord and his parents Monday, May 24, 2021.

Hunter was born in Wilmington to the late George Lee and Julie Adkins Hieronymus. He lived his entire life in Wilmington and took great pride in being a local.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Hunter held a vast love and knowledge for everything associated with the ocean and nature. He worked as a fisherman and marine laborer, enjoyed surfing and skateboarding, and had a green thumb. As a skilled guitar player, Hunter was passionate about music.

Hunter lived a life guided by his intuition. He was a soul of great empathy who truly cared for those he encountered, especially his family and daughter, Ava, whom he most adored. He particularly enjoyed expressing his love by preparing made-from-scratch seafood dishes for his friends and family.

He is survived by his beloved daughter, Ava Leigh, of Hampstead; sister, Magge Hieronymus of Long Beach, California; longtime friend, Maci Chaucer of Hampstead; grandmother, Susie Adkins of Wilmington; along with many cousins, aunts, uncles and family members.

A memorial service will be held at 8 a.m., Wednesday, June 2, Wrightsville Beach access #34, and will be immediately followed by a paddle-out in his honor. Beach chairs are welcome and recommended.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to support Ava and Magge through this difficult time via gofund.me/54e2d8cc.

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