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Charles T. "Doc" Hill Jr. Obituary
Charles T. 'Doc' Hill Jr., formerly of West Chester Charles T. "Doc" Hill, Jr., 83, of Charleston, S.C., formerly of West Chester, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Hospice of Charleston after a very short battle with cancer. He was the husband of Doris (Kellam) Hill, who died in 1989. Born on October 16, 1928 in Westtown Twp., he was the beloved son of the late Charles T. Hill, Sr. and Josephine Hill Simmons, and spent his early years living in Marshallton. He attended the Milton S. Hershey School, graduating in 1947, and continued as an active alumnus and supporter of the school's mission and vision for the remainder of his life. He attributed the formative years spent at the Hershey School not only character-building, but in providing him with the skills necessary to be successful at all aspects of life. Doc referred to his schoolmates as his "brothers" and these friendships endured throughout the years continuing up until his death. He served in the U.S. Army after WWII, and was stationed in Germany for a portion of his duty. As a young father, Doc enjoyed coaching and officiating at his children's swim meets and Little League baseball games, and served as president of the Roslyn Swim Club for many years. He was extremely handy and had a knack for building and making things. Together, Doc and Dutchie were known as frequent and gracious hosts as friends, family and neighbors experienced their hospitality at many dinners, barbecues and holiday eve gatherings during the 40 years they lived in West Chester. He continued that tradition of entertaining while living for the last 11 years at the Canterbury House in Charleston. Doc organized the first Oyster Roast for the residents and it continues to be an annual event. He was an active participant in the activities of the Canterbury House community where he cultivated numerous friends and acquaintances over the last decade. He was an unassuming advocate for those in need where he lived, as well as the community-at-large, and provide assistance and support to many grateful individuals. He is survived by a son, Douglas Hill and daughter-in-law Denise, of Glenmoore; two daughters, Joanne Munyon of Daniel Island,S.C. and Kym Hill of Arlington, Va.; and three grandsons, Michael Munyon of Greenville, S.C., Jonathan Hill of Exton, and David Hill of Glenmoore. In addition, he is survived by three siblings, Edwin R. Hill, Esther H. Hendry and Emma Jacqueline Schneider. He was predeceased by a brother, William H. Hill and a sister, Mary T. Hill. Interment will be private at Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery in West Chester. Arrangements are being handled by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith and Boyd Funeral Home, West Chester. The family would like to continue Doc's legacy of support for the Canterbury House and its residents and requests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Canterbury House, 175 Market St., Charleston, SC 28401.

Published in The Daily Local on May 30, 2012
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