Fred Hill Jr. (1926 - 2013)

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HILLSBORO - Fred Hill Jr., formerly of Center Road, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Tilton Veteran's Home.

Fred was born here Jan. 6, 1926, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1943. He had education degrees from Keene Teachers College and Bridgewater State College.

Fred was a charter member of the HDHS Athletic Hall of Fame. He earned four varsity letters playing basketball, and was captain of the team his senior year. Fred also earned three varsity letters playing baseball.

Fred served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a tail gunner on a B-24 bomber combat crew. They flew more than 25 missions over Europe from an airfield on Italy.

Fred spent many years as a barber in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. During the 60's and 70's, he served as director for Head Start for Coos, Carroll and Grafton Counties. In the 1970's, Fred established his own driving school in North Conway and Hillsboro. He retired from teaching industrial arts in 1987. For several years after his retirement, Fred drove school buses in the Hillsboro area.

Fred had life memberships in: National Education Association; Disabled American Veterans Post 1, Manchester; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9737, Abington, Mass.; and American Legion Post 59, Hillsboro. He was also a member of Hillsboro Moose Lodge 1091.

Fred is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sallie Knowlton Hill; two daughters, Tamara Cordon Hill of Madison, Wis., and Robyn Boenecke of Mt. Holly, N.J.; a son, Gregory F. Hill of Madison; five granddaughters; a nephew; and five nieces.

Fred was predeceased by two sisters, Barbara Soule and Cathy Carmichael.

Memorial donations may be made to Hillsboro Rescue, P.O. Box 350, Hillsboro, N.H. 03244.

A memorial service will be held in the spring for family and friends at the Hill family lot in Hillsboro.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Jan. 22, 2013
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