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William H. Hill

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SOUTH BURLINGTON -- William H. Hill of South Burlington passed away on May 3, 2007, at Fletcher Allen Hospital with his family by his side. He was born in Bennington on Dec. 13, 1927, the son of William H. Hill and Anna Gorges Hill. He was the youngest of five children.

He graduated from Bennington High School in 1946 and attended the State University of New York at Plattsburg after the war.

Bill served his country in the occupation of Japan and the Korean War. He was a member of the 2nd Infantry 38th Field Artillery and was awarded the Bronze Star and three Battle Stars.

He was a life member of the Stark Hose Co. in Bennington, the Korean War Veterans Alliance and the American Legion, Post 0100, and a Tennessee Squire. Bill was a passionate golfer and enjoyed many hours on the golf course.

He is survived by his wife Mildred, whom he married in April 1953; his sons William and wife Mary of Essex, and John and his wife Dawn Marie of Chester, N.H.; six grandchildren, Katherine Hill, Andy Hill, Carley Hill, Shauna Howard, Jessica Howard and Joshua Howard; his sister Florance Collian and Virginia Jotikasthira, of Shaftsbury; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Betty Sharpe and Nancy G. Hill.

He was employed for 30 years by Haveg/Champlain Cable and High Temp Wire Co., primarily as sales manager. While employed there he was heavily involved in the U.S. Space Agency. He was a member of Trinity Church in Shelburne. A service will be held there Monday, May 7, 2007, at 11 a.m.

The family of Mr. Hill wishes to thank the entire staff of the surgical ICC and his attending nurses and physicians for the kindness and care shown to him and his family.

Stephen Gregory & Son Cremation Service of Shelburne is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Scleroderma Foundation, 12 Kentway, Suite 101, Byfield, MA 01922 or Trinity Church.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 5, 2007
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