John Hill

Obituary of John Edward Hill

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Horseheads: Age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Bethany Nursing Home. John was born and raised in Williamsport PA a son of Charles and Mary (Lose) Hill. He is predeceased by his wife JoAnn Warner Hill and several brothers and sisters. A US Army Korean War veteran, at the age of 17, John left high school early to join the military. At the age of 18 he was the youngest sergeant of his group at Fort Jackson SC. He completed courses at Fort Jackson to earn his high school diploma. Upon his military discharge he went to Lycoming College and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. This led to a career with S F Iszard's Department Store, in Elmira, where he was a buyer/merchandise manager until the store closed. While working John was instrumental in organizing the Iszard's Holiday Parade. Iszard's is also where he met JoAnn Warner, who worked in the Tea Room. She would become his wife and they were married for 45 years before her passing in 2006. John enjoyed playing cards, reading and crossword puzzles. A devout Catholic he had been a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and then St. Patrick's Church. John is survived by his children, with their families, Bryon E. and Kristine Hill of Elmira, with daughters, Molly and Kelsey…Brenda M. and Brett Crosby of Fort Mill SC with children, Matt and his wife Lindsay Wright, Brittany and Sarah Jo…Kimberly A. Cappiello of Philadelphia MS; brother Jim Hill of Zephyrhills FL; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret Hill of Williamsport PA, Lynda and Jeff Warner of Gillett PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment, with committal prayers and military honors, will then take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. The Hill family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff, and residents, of Bethany Courtyards for the compassionate and loving care provided to John during his time there.
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Wednesday
30
March

Visitation at Funeral Home

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States
Wednesday
30
March

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Woodlawn Cemetery
1200 Walnut Street
Elmira, New York, United States
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