|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1939|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 2011|
William J. Hill of Scarsdale, New York entered eternal rest on June 6, 2011. Born on March 25, 1939 in New York City, he attended Xavier High School where he was an active member of the ROTC. He graduated from Western Reserve University and Fordham University and pursued coursework toward a Ph.D. in psychology. He served in the Air Force for 33 years including active duty and Reserves attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel counseling military families in Minot, North Dakota, Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Germany and Korea. In the Air Force, he did counseling of returning soldiers as well as marriage counseling with military families. He coordinated "Support The Troops" efforts during Desert Storm, getting merchants to donate personal items (toothbrushes, etc.) and volunteers to package them attractively, so that military personnel deploying from that base in Florida received them as gifts as they left. He worked for many years as a school psychologist for the Rye School District. He was ordained a Deacon at St. Patrick's Cathedral on May 19, 1984 and served in his home parish, St. Pius X. Once he had been ordained, he also served as Deacon to the chaplains at each place he was stationed. These times he remembered most fondly. Bill had a lifelong commitment caring for St. Bernard's and often took in animals in need of a home. He is survived by his niece and nephews, Wendy Hill Park of Stone Mountain, GA, William R. Hill II of Atlanta, GA and Kendall Hill of Clarkston, GA, lifetime friends Hyacinth A. Chambers and Jacqueline M. Foote and caring friend Carlos Posada. Bill requested his body be donated to Columbia University for research and treatment of pancreatic cancer. A Mass and service commemorating his life will be celebrated on Saturday, June 25 at St. Pius X Church, Scarsdale, New York at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made in memory of William J. Hill to Columbia University of the City of New York for research in treating pancreatic cancer.
Published in the The Journal News on June 9, 2011.
Body donated to medical science
Specifically: Bill requested his body be donated to Columbia University for research and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Created by: Michael Harrington
Record added: Jun 10, 2011
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