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William "Craig" Hill
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1956
Yreka
Siskiyou County
California, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 2010
Palo Alto
Santa Clara County
California, USA

The CEO of NorCal Products. His Father, Ted Hill was the founder of the company. "On Sunday, July 25, while in Monterey attending a motorcycle race with his closest friend and business partner, Tom Deany, Craig Hill suffered a heart attack," a Nor-Cal press release stated. "He later succumbed to complications in Stanford University Hospital on Tuesday, August 3, with Tom at his side."
Hill was born July 19, 1956 to Ted and Loraine Hill of Yreka. After graduating from Yreka High School in 1975, he studied business management at Southern Oregon State College. After a short time working in Los Angeles, Hill returned to Yreka to work with his father, Ted, founder of Nor-Cal Products. He was later made president and then CEO of Nor-Cal Products.
"Under Craig's leadership, Nor-Cal grew into a world-renowned manufacturer of high-tech products and Siskiyou County's largest private employer," the release continued. "Before Craig's untimely death, he entrusted the continued leadership of the company to Tom Deany, Nor-Cal's president.
"In addition to being a businessman, Craig was an avid sportsman. He loved motorcycles, from Harleys to motocross. Cars, from Hummers to Lamborghinis, were one of Craig's passions and his trademark. He loved anything to do with the water, including swimming, skiing and boating. Craig was reserved in public, but to people who knew him well, he was genuine, generous, fun loving and a loyal friend.
"Although Craig did not have children of his own, he gladly took his role as a second father or as ‘Uncle Craig' seriously. He also gave much of his time and finances to supporting local youth activities. Recently, he made a personal donation of $60,000 to the YMCA's Youth Fitness Program."
Hill was preceded in death by his mother Loraine. He is survived by his father Ted Hill and his wife Pat and sister Hollis Chambers and her husband Dave.
The Yreka-based Nor-Cal Products manufactures vacuum components. With approximately 250 employees, it is the largest private employer in Siskiyou County. 
 
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  Lorraine Hill (1927 - 1973)
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Yreka
Siskiyou County
California, USA
 
Created by: Dave Jones
Record added: Aug 05, 2010
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William Craig Hill
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William Craig Hill
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William Craig Hill
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 Added: Aug. 20, 2010

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 Added: Aug. 15, 2010
 
 
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