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Obituary: William (Bill) Leonard Hill

Hill left behind a daughter and son-in-law who reside in Haddonfield.

Bill Hill, of Englewood, Fla. and Cape May, died at age 85 on April 18.

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He was the beloved husband of 61 years and high school sweetheart of the recently departed Jean Louise (nee Pennick), devoted father of Deborah (Joseph) Miller of Wilmington, Del., Cynthia (Michael Schlitt) Hill of Haddonfield and William II (Linda) Hill of Media, Pa, as well as the loving grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of two and the dear brother of recently departed Selina McArdle (nee Hill).

Bill was born in Hazelton, Pa. on Nov. 3, 1935 and moved to Delaware County where he attended Upper Darby High School, meeting his future wife, Jean, and graduating in 1954. After serving in the U.S. Army, Bill married Jean and began a 35-year career at General Electric, rising from the mailroom to president of the Management Association and overseeing the installation of electrical infrastructure in China. After retirement, Bill spent his winters in Englewood and summers in Cape May, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

Bill was a loyal fan of Penn State football and Philly sports teams his entire life.  Bill was an active member First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, Englewood Methodist Church, and the Springfield-Hanby PA Lodge 767 of the Freemasons.  Bill will be dearly missed by his family and many friends across the country.

Services for Bill will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s may be made online at: www.PennMedicine.org/Hospice-donate. Checks may be made payable to “Penn Medicine” and mailed to: Kelly McBride, Penn Hospice Development, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104.  Kindly include William Hill on the memo line.

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