Robert M. Hill Jr.

Dr. Robert M. Hill Jr., 86, died June 30, 2013, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. He was born in New York City and lived in Hobe Sound. He graduated from Columbia University He was an Army Air Corps veteran, serving in World War II. He received the Army of Occupation Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal. He had an optical practice in Manhasset, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Claudia Miller; daughter, Cynthia M. Hill; stepdaughters, Laura Fanelli, Jill Murray and Susan Nelson; stepson, Scott Nelson; two grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hobe Sound Animal Protection League (HSAPL), P.O. Box 1693 Palm City, FL 34991. Services: A celebration of life will be privately conducted at a later date. Arrangements are by Forest Hills Funeral Homes-Young and Prill Chapel. A guest book is available at

Published in the TC Palm on July 4, 2013