Hill, John A.
John A. Hill, 81, Oconto, died early Sunday morning, April 27, 2014 at a Green Bay Hospital with his family by his side, following complications from pulmonary fibrosis. He was born August 3, 1932 in New Hampshire to Charles and Hazel (Crossman) Hill. While attending high school, John participated in all sports. As a young man, John served in the US Army as a medic during the Korean War.
John married Mary Stochowicz and together they had four sons, John Jr., Robert, Daniel and Paul and raised them in Somerville, NJ. John was a chemist in the forest products industry, primarily working for Johns-Mansville and Diamond-Shamrock. In 1986 he moved to Wisconsin to work in the paper chemicals industry in Appleton where he would meet his future wife. In 1989, he married Judy (Coppens) Fanello and they built a new home on the Oconto River which they have enjoyed. John will be fondly remembered as an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, camp and also enjoyed traveling with Judy in their motor-home all over the United States.
Survivors are his wife, Judy Hill, Oconto; two sons, John Hill Jr., Clinton, NJ; Dan (Donna) Hill, Celebration, FL; three grandchildren, Vanessa (Wayne) Ammons, Orlando, FL; Daniel Hill, Beijing, China; Matthew Hill, Celebration, FL; his mother-in-law, Marion Coppens, Green Bay; sister-in-law, Jean (Norbert) Wendricks, Green Bay; stepdaughters, Teresa (Kurt) Gott, Coral Springs, FL; Marcy (Jose Diaz) Fanello, East Hartford, CT; step-grandchildren, Devon Gott, Niki Diaz and Josh Diaz; step-great grandson, Jameson Diaz; nieces and nephews, Susan (Dave) Major, North Haverhill, NH; David (Trish) Keane, Bangor, ME; Rick (Carol Ann) Keane, Riverside, CA; Jennifer (Geof) Patefield, Green Bay; his adopted family, Ed and Theresa Kippley and sons, Charles and Louis, all of Green Bay.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Robert and Paul Hill, one sister, Jane Keane, infant brother, Howard Hill and father-in-law, Philip Coppens.
Private burial services, with military honors, will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls is serving the Hill family.
The Hill family wishes to thank family and friends for the help and support during John's illness, especially, Jean and Norb Wendricks, Ed and Theresa Kippley, Charles and Carol Janssen, Tom and Gloria Sterr and Lyle and Brenda Koppa.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy and to help others with pulmonary disease, the Hill family would like to help a young friend, Christine Posel, who is awaiting a double lung transplant. Donations can be sent to: Jerry and Patti Posel, 395 Ruth St. Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Jones Funeral Service
107 South Franklin Street Oconto Falls, WI 54154
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 29 to May 7, 2014