John Hill

JOHN MONTGOMERY HILL, 60, of Houston, passed away January 19, 2013. He was born December 4, 1952, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, FL, to his loving parents, Virginia Ann and John Mortimer Hill, both of whom preceded him in death.
He grew up in Hollywood, FL, where he worked as a Machinist. In 1971 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served faithfully during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1976 and moved to Hawaii to pursue his dreams of surfing and catching the perfect wave during his endless summer. Following a car accident in 1978, he lost his right leg.
Wishing to pursue a career as a Dental Technician, John moved to Houston in 1981 where shortly thereafter he met and married his life partner, Anna Manzano. Together they raised three beautiful girls. John worked for The University of Texas Dental Branch from 1984-1988 following which he began his career with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Dental Lab. Having the desire to continue his education, John went back to school in 1996, attending the Dental Sciences program at Houston Community College. In 2001 he was accepted to the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Dental Sciences. He retired from M.D. Anderson on August 1, 2008, and began working his "dream job" in the Dental Lab at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. John thoroughly enjoyed his careers and his family. He radiated love to everyone he encountered.
John is survived by his wife, Anna; daughters, Helen, Jacqueline, and Jennifer; granddaughter, Riley; sister, Jacqueline (Richard) Carter; and brothers, Paul (Lisa) Hill and Joseph Hill.
Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, with the Rosary to begin at 7 p.m., at Klein Funeral Home, CyFair Northwest. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 6646 Addicks-Satsuma Rd., Houston 77084. Interment with military honors will take place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, at Houston National Cemetery.

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9719 Wortham Blvd Houston, TX 77065
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Published in Houston Chronicle from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2013