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Ralph E. Hill Jr.


1937 - 2019
Ralph E. Hill Jr. Obituary
Ralph E. Hill, Jr.

Marion - The obituary that appeared in the Thursday, November 7, 2019 edition of the Marion Star was run in error. The following is the corrected version of the obituary.

Ralph E. Hill Jr. was born in Marion, Ohio to the late Ralph E. Hill Sr. and Ida Loree Walker-Hill on December 13, 1937. Ralph, Jr. was the first of seven children and a lifelong resident of Marion County. He unexpectedly departed this life on October 31, 2019.

Ralph Jr. was known as "Junie" by both family and friends. He was educated in Marion's public-school system and graduated in1956 from Marion Harding High School. While growing up Ralph Jr. competed in local marble championships and Golden Gloves. As a Boy Scout he climbed the ranks to Eagle Scout and played a variety of musical instruments in the school band.

He was a Veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars who enlisted into the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. Ralph Jr. served his country as a Petty Officer, Machinist Mate, 2nd. Class. He was stationed on USS ESSEX during his mediterranean tour of duty. After his return to Marion, he worked for a number of years at B. F. Goodrich then attended the Ohio State Barber and Cosmetology College eventually opening "Hill's Barber Shop." Ralph Jr. was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a skilled craftsman who could whittle carvings from whatever he had.

Ralph Jr. is survived by his three children - Vitina C. Pellot, St Augustine, Florida, Ralph E. (Kathleen) Hill III, Marion, Ohio, Eric W. Hill (Correna), Frederick, Maryland. Along with his nine Grandchildren and nine Great-Grandchildren. Six siblings - Shirley Weathington, Naples, Florida, Juanita Hill, Sacramento, California, George Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Earl Hill, Verona, Pennsylvania, Marilyn (Joseph) Sutton, Naples, Florida, and Deborah (Vernon) Carter, Yakima, Washington. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and a host of cousins and friends.

Ralph was also preceded in death by his last wife Katherine (Sue) Queen-Hill and is survived by her two children - Richard and April, and her grandson Nickolas (Bo) Morone. Ralph maintained his relationships with them after Sue's passing and raised Nickolas.

Ralph Jr. will be missed by his family and friends.

Service will be Saturday November 09, 2019 at Boyd-Born Funeral Home

The Greeting time will be 12:00 p.m. The service will be 1:00 p.m.

ILO of Flowers please donate to: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.boydbornfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Marion Star from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2019
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