Robert N. Hill, 95, WWII vet, Cocalico district industrial arts teacher, enjoyed playing horseshoes

By on August 24, 2016

Robert N. Hill, 95, of Denver, passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

He was born in Fannettsburg to the late Robert H. and Edna (Fleming) Hill, and was the husband of the late R. Arlene (Nessel) Hill, who passed away in January 2016.

Robert attended the Trinity United Methodist Church, Denver. He served in the US Navy during World War II in the American, European, and Pacific Theaters. Robert was a 2nd Class Electrician’s Mate on the USS Cooner and he made 18 trips across the Atlantic.

Robert was a master wood craftsman and wood turner and taught industrial arts at Cocalico School District, retiring in 1983. He was one of the founders of the Conestoga Guild of Craftsman, was a juried member of the PA State Guild of Craftsman, a member of the American Legion Cloister Post 429, and the Reinholds VFW Post 6759. He enjoyed playing horseshoes.

He is survived by four children: Linda, wife of Eric Haim of South Carolina; Robert N. Jr., husband of Lynn (Gustafson) Hill of Cary, Ill.; Brian, husband of Traci (McFalls) Hill of Bird In Hand; Leisa Kilhefner of Ephrata; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister: Ruth Forbes of Chambersburg.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers: James and Richard Hill; and a sister: Kathleen Snider.

A viewing will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver, followed by his funeral service at 4 p.m., with Pastor Michael Roney officiating. Interment will be private on Aug. 29 in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery, with military honors accorded by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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