In Loving Memory of James Dildine Hill

James Dildine Hill

James Dildine Hill

St. Augustine, FL and Dunmore, PA March 26, 1943 ~ August 2, 2016 Date of Service: August 8, 2016

James Dildine Hill, 73, Dunmore and St. Augustine, FL, died Tuesday evening in Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton. He and his wife, the former Elizabeth “Betty” Lucia, would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on August 29th.

Born in New York City, he was the son of the late William A. and Sylvia Dildine Hill. Jim was a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY.  Prior to retirement he worked for 35 years with Con Edison as a Supervisor in Gas Operations, and then for 10 years at Suffolk County Community College as a Health and Safety Officer. He attended mass regularly at SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore and had been a volunteer coach for the Holy Cross High School Girls Soccer Team. Jim was an avid runner having participated in many races ranging from 5K’s to full marathons. He grew up in St. Albans, NY, and always kept close ties with friends from the old neighborhood.  He had a love and enjoyment of libraries and reading; when traveling he would never fail to seek out the local library. Jim loved to prepare his signature dishes for family and friends – world famous pancakes and homemade macaroni and cheese.

Also surviving are a daughter, Jeanne Hill, Dunmore, two sons, James Hill and his wife Beth, Duxbury, MA, and Christopher Hill and his wife Lisa, King Park, NY; a sister, Jane Brock, Ronkonkoma, NY; four grandchildren, Megan and Billy McDonough, Dunmore, and Madison and Katie Hill, Duxbury, MA, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore.

Friends may call Sunday from 2pm-5pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to the Scranton Public Library, 500 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18509 and/or Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Sea Grove Main St., St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080.

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Paul Matus
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To Jim Hill's Family and Friends
Reply #12 on : Fri August 19, 2016, 11:57:47
I first met Jim Hill when I came to Suffolk Community College on Long Island eight years ago. His kindness and sense of humor were legendary. I've missed him since he retired -- I hoped he would stay on forever. I'm sad to hear of his passing; his legacy is all the fond memories he leaves behinf.
Mikki Sampo
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Jim @ the Library
Reply #11 on : Tue August 09, 2016, 16:52:58
The first time I met Jim was at a library book club. I'll never forget how he had the whole group of us with tears in our eyes as he recounted his love of reading and struggles with dyslexia. He touched the hearts of everyone who knew him. May God bring comfort to you.
Anonymous
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Re: In Loving Memory of James Dildine Hill
Reply #10 on : Sat August 06, 2016, 23:59:59
Our Uncle Jimmy Forever Loved Forever Missed Bryan Wendie Bryan & Jennifer Brock
bryan brock
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Re: In Loving Memory of James Dildine Hill
Reply #9 on : Sat August 06, 2016, 23:52:11
Our Uncle
Kathy Bellois/Danny Hughes
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Dear Betty and Jim
Reply #8 on : Sat August 06, 2016, 14:40:43
We are so sad that our friend, Jim has left us...just a week before, we spent such a lovely evening with you two...we will remember that happy time and all the others, and it will help to ease the loss that we feel...Your friends from St. Pascal's are brokenhearted...God bless you and your family.
Marianne and John Gambucci
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In Loving Memory of James Dildine Hill
Reply #7 on : Fri August 05, 2016, 14:55:29
Jeanne, Betty, Megan, Billy & family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Even though we only knew Jim a short time he made you feel like you knew him forever. He was a very special man. We know it's never easy to lose a loved one, but we're sure each of you will feel his presence in a very real way every day of your lives.

Your faith will help you through the sadness you’re feeling now and your memories will bring you comfort in the days and months ahead. May you also be comforted in the knowledge that Jim now dwells forever with an all-loving God.

You can be assured of our continued prayers.

Love, Marianne and John
Tracy Sacco
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Re: In Loving Memory of James Dildine Hill
Reply #6 on : Fri August 05, 2016, 12:27:54
To the Hill family,
My sincerest condolences to all of you on the loss of your husband, father, brother,uncle, grandfather. May he rest in peace and watch over all of you.
Tracy Sacco
Debbie (Muller) DiMaria
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Condolences
Reply #5 on : Fri August 05, 2016, 09:37:31
Sending prayers and my deepest sympathy to the family for such a great loss. I fondly recall the close families of the Hills and Brocks on West White Street, NY. I am sending prayers during this difficult time
lourdes Bolduc
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Re: In Loving Memory of James Dildine Hill
Reply #4 on : Fri August 05, 2016, 07:57:09
I am so sorry..my condolences. .He was such a nice soccer coach and friend. My prayers for the family. Sending hugs..xo
Doris and Ray Muller, Lisa and Family, Debbie and Family and Kristen and Family
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With Love and Blessings
Reply #3 on : Thu August 04, 2016, 20:53:55
Words cannot express how heavy our hearts are to hear of this news. We have such great memories of time spent on West White Street and the years that followed that we will cherish forever. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time and sending you all lots of love, hugs and prayers.
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