Chester P. "Check" Hill, age 101, died at the home of his son in Edenville, on Friday April 5, 2013 at 10 P.M. Born February 1, 1912 in Edenville, PA, he was a son of the late Daniel Roy and Minnie Elizabeth Johns Hill. His wife, Faye A. Byers Hill died October 8, 1969. Chester began his working career at the age of 16 as a gardener with his father for Miss Jane Lane in Edenville. Then he worked as a boiler fireman at Knouse Foods from 1937 to 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from December 1942 until January 1946. He was a member of Co. H, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He began his employment at Letterkenny Army Depot in 1946 and retired in 1973. He enjoyed trapping, hunting and fishing most of his life. He was a member of Edenville United Methodist Church; American Legion Detrich-Brechbill Post 612, St. Thomas; American Legion Wesley Yeager Post 606, Fort London; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Clarence Armstrong Post 6241, Mercersburg. Surviving are a son, Randy B. Hill, Chambersburg, two granddaughters, Lori A. Hill, Johnstown, and Tracy L. Motta, Chambersburg, six great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, six brothers and four sisters, he was the last of his immediate family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 9, 2013 at 1 PM at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas, PA. The family will welcome friends one hour prior to the service. Pastor Laura Minnella will be officiating. Interment will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Edenville United Methodist Church, 1639 Apple Way, St. Thomas, PA 17252.
Published in Public Opinion on Apr. 7, 2013