THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
John A. Hill
John A. Hill, 81, of Oconto, passed away following complications from pulmonary fibrosis early Sunday morning, April 27 at a Green Bay Hospital with his family by his side.
Born Aug. 3, 1932 in New Hampshire, to Charles and Hazel (Crossman) Hill, while attending high school he participated in all sports. He served in the United States Army as a medic during the Korean War. He married Mary Stochowicz and they raised their four sons in Somerville, N.J. He was a chemist in the forest products industry, working for Johns-Mansville and Diamond-Shamrock. In 1986 he moved to Wisconsin to work in the paper chemicals industry in Appleton where he met his future wife. In 1989, he married Judy (Coppens) Fanello and they built a new home on the Oconto River. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish, camp and travel the United States in their motor-home.
Survivors are his wife, Judy Hill, Oconto; two sons, John Hill Jr., Clinton, N.J. and Dan (Donna) Hill, Celebration, Fla.; three grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Marion Coppens, Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Jean (Norbert) Wendricks, Green Bay; stepdaughters, Teresa (Kurt) Gott, Coral Springs, Fla.; Marcy (Jose Diaz) Fanello, East Hartford, Conn.; three step-grandchildren; a step-great grandson; nieces; nephews and his adopted family, Ed and Theresa Kippley and sons, Charles and Louis, all of Green Bay.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Robert and Paul Hill; a sister, Jane Keane; an infant brother, Howard Hill and father-in-law, Philip Coppens.
Private burial services, with military honors, will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls is assisting the family with arrangements. To help others with pulmonary disease, the family would like to help a young friend, Christine Posel, who is awaiting a double lung transplant. Donations can be sent to: Jerry and Patti Posel, 395 Ruth St. Cranberry Township, Pa. 16066