HILLS, ROBERT G. Robert "Bob" Hills, 94, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012, in Chula Vista after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Betty Mae (Cowdin) Hills of Chula Vista; daughter Linda Hills of Chula Vista and son Robert L. Hills of Fresno; and a sister, Marian Hills, of Ridgecrest. A daughter, Betty Ann Reed, preceded him in death in 2008. The couple have four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Bob, an Illinois native, attended Hardin-Brown College and Gibson Institute and enjoyed a very successful career as purchasing agent and manager for several major East Coast companies, including New York Shipbuilding. Family members are gathering for a remembrance at Thanksgiving.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Nov. 20, 2012