Edward J. Hill Jr.

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Edward J. Hill Jr., Minooka section of Scranton, died Monday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp. He and his wife, Ann Marie Cotter Calpin Hill, would have celebrated 30 years of marriage on Jan. 21.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Edward J. Sr. and Nora Thorton Hill, he was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, educated in Minooka public schools, a graduate of South Catholic High School and attended the University of Scranton. He was a Marine Corps veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of Minooka Lions and American Legion Post 568, Minooka. Before retirement, Ed was employed as an ironworker, by Scranton Sewer Authority and Avis Rent-a-Car. He was an avid New York Giants fan.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed.

Also surviving are four daughters, Karen Calpin; Nancy Schimelfenig and husband, Jack; Colleen Strong and husband, Robert; Maureen Kolodzieski and husband, Edward, all of Minooka; six sons, James Calpin and wife, Ann, Minooka; Thomas Calpin and wife, Donna, Scranton; Gerald Calpin and wife, Valerie, Waverly; Patrick Calpin and wife, Marlene, Schnecksville; George Calpin and wife, Brenda, Minooka; Brian Calpin and wife, Jill, Scranton; 19 grandchildren, William and Colleen Carey, Michael and Nicole Schimelfenig, Casey Calpin, Jamie Jeffers, Kaleena Lewis, Sarah Strong, Katie Strong, Robert Strong, Amy Trently, Edward Kolodzieski, Riley Calpin, Ryan Calpin, Colin Calpin, Braly Tagliferri, Kaley Calpin, Corey Calpin and Jarod Calpin; seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Millie Hill, Scranton; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Hill.

The funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. from the Eagen-Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 2908 Birney Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in Divine Mercy Parish at Church of St. Joseph, 312 Davis St., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Interment, parish cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, PA 18505.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 28, 2012
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