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July 15, 2013

Robert Lee Hill Jr.

OWINGS, Md. — Robert Lee Hill Jr., 85, of Owings, Md., formerly of Riverdale, Md. died at his home on July 8, 2013. He was born on March 24, 1928 in Covel, W.Va. to the late Robert Lee and Frances Howington Hill. He was a veteran of the United States Merchant Marine and served aboard the U.S. Army Hospital Ship Acadia. In 1945, he enlisted in the United States Army and served as a military police officer in Germany. One of his assignments was as a guard at the Nuremberg Trials.

He was the owner of an appliance repair company, Admiral Parts and Service in Hyattsville, Md. He enjoyed boating, golfing, fishing and building. He constructed his boat, barn and the home he shared with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Griffin Hill; son, Robert Lee Hill III and partner, Lisa Creadick of Owings; daughters, Pamela Hill Smith and husband Ralph of Owings; and Leslie Hill and her partner Isobel Montgomery of Magnolia, Del.; sisters, Nelline Reedy and husband Jim of Raven, Va., Phyllis Stallard and husband Bob of Kansas City, Kan. and Judy Hill Molder of Lawrence, Kan.;  five grandchildren, Ralph Smith Jr. and partner Corey Hearne, Gerald Smith and wife Jennifer; Ashley Hill and partner Tim Davis; Robert Lee Hill IV and wife Katera and Sarah Carbonneau and husband Brandon; three great-grandchildren, Brian and Connor Smith, Jayden Hill; and a host of loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mattie Osborne Hill.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1601 West Mt. Harmony Road, Owings, MD 20736.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, PO Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or online at

Arrangements provided by Raymond-Wood Funeral Home, Dunkirk, Md.

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