James Robert Hill, age 82, of Prospect, peacefully passed away Friday afternoon, December 13, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born July 25, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA; he was the son of the late James Clyde and Kathryn Eloise Gibson Hill.
Jim was a 1955 graduate from Leechburg High School.
He was an active member at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Prospect, where he attended weekly, served as Assistant Minister and served on the Church Council. He was a friend to the Mt Chestnut Presbyterian Church, where he enjoyed sharing his love of music while singing in the church choir.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed all aspects of the outdoors including hunting, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed working and retired from Camp Lutherlyn in Prospect. He was proud to be an Eagle Scout, and also served many years as a Boy Scout Leader while his son was in Scouts. He was a member of the NRA and a Trump supporter.
He will be remembered for having an active social life with Judy, where he attended all the grandkids activities from school, to sports, to life accomplishments; enjoyed church functions, camping in FL and Bear Run Campground in Portersville, traveling with family, delivering Connoquennessing Meals On Wheels on the Prospect Route, eating out at restaurants, playing cards, working at Raisley Funeral Home, sitting in the gazebo visiting with neighbors, and attending the Portersville Prospect Rotary Club activities, where he received the non-Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow.
He is survived by his two daughters: Judith (Brian) Campbell of Butler and Mary Pat Hill of Mountainview, CA; two grandsons, and four great grandchildren; he had 27 years of love and fun with Judith Raisley of Prospect and her two daughters and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Judith Defilippi and Daniel Hill, both of Leechburg, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son John Robert Hill, who passed away December 16, 1998 and his twin sister Mary Ann Johnson.
Visitation will be on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 2pm to 7pm at the Edward L Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect.
Funeral service will be on Monday, December 16, 2019 10am at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Prospect. Please meet at church.
Interment will follow at Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mt Chestnut.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, PO Box 386, Prospect, PA 16052 or the Mt Chestnut Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 727 W Old Rt 422, Butler PA 16001.
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