It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bruce E. Hill, R.Ph., 77, of Scott Twp., on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Allied Hospice, Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Marion E. Wisneski.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Clyde and Grace Owens Hill. He was a graduate of Blakely High School, Keystone College and he received his pharmacy degree from Temple University, Philadelphia. He was the chief pharmacist at the Scranton State Hospital and Gino J. Merli Veterans Center until he retired, and he also worked at the White Haven Hospital. Bruce served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War stationed at the 24th Evac Hospital Long Binh, Vietnam. He also was stationed at Fitzsimmons Hospital, Colorado. He was a member of the Jessup VFW Post 5544.
Bruce served with the Drug and Alcohol Board, coached little league baseball and football, and he was a member of the Grizzly Hunting Club, East Ararat, since 1974.
Surviving are a daughter, Leslie Virbitsky and husband, William, Media, Pa.; a son, Graig Bruce Hill and wife, Daniela, Scott Twp.; grandchildren, Kyle, Brian and Jake Virbitsky, and Brooke and Bria Hill; two sisters, Karen Remick, Blakely; and Alyce MacKinder, Peckville; nieces and nephews.
There will be no public calling hours. Arrangements will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment with military honors will be at St. Michael's Cemetery, Dunmore.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., Dickson City. To leave an online condolence, visit the funeral home website.