John Wylde, 77, Dartmouth

John Wylde, 77, of Dartmouth, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of Lynn Wylde.

He was a graduate of Milton Academy and Harvard College where he played hockey. He loved outdoor sports of all kinds, especially sailing.

His love of the environment lead him to becoming a conservationist. He volunteered for and became president of “green” organizations, most recently Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) where he believed that one begins to make a difference closest to home.

He is survived by his sons, J. MacRae Wylde and Peter I. Wylde; his most beloved granddaughter, Fiona Wylde; and his former wife, Seddon Wylde.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DNRT, 404 Elm St., Dartmouth, MA 02748. For online tributes please visit: