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Benjamin C. Hill Jr.


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Benjamin C. Hill Jr. Obituary
BENJAMIN C. HILL, JR., age 84, passed away at his home Jan. 2, 2016 due to complications from ALS (Lou Gehrig's). Ben was born May 5, 1931 in Los Angeles, son of Rhoda H Hefler (Hill) and Benjamin Cranston Hill Sr. He graduated from Chaffey High School and served in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer 1st Class. He attended S.B. Valley College and was a plumber, owning Valley Plumbing for 40 yrs. Ben married Janet June Birch in August 1955 they had three children. He married his sweetheart of 45 years Sharon Ann Smith in February 1976. Ben loved his dog Mercedes, reptiles, birds and restoring old cars. In his earlier years he liked to go water skiing and dune buggy riding. Ben is survived by his wife Sharon; daughters Sheryl and Deena; son Darryl and his wife Susan; grandsons Kevin Hill and Samuel Caparros; great grandson Jacob Hill and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held on January 13, 10:30am at Preston and Simons Mortuary, 3358 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside CA with Interment at 12:30pm at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ben's name to the ALS Association, Golden West Chapter at www.alsagoldenwest.org


Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 8, 2016
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