BREWER – Eugene B. “Gene” Hill, 75, husband of Pamela J. (Gilman) Hill, died Oct. 20, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. He was born April 15, 1937, in Buffalo, N.Y., son of Glenn W. and Doris M. (Villnave) Hill Sr.
Gene served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a master sergeant from the U.S. Air Guard, Bangor, after a total of 26 years of service. He later worked for MD Hardy and also worked in shipping and receiving at Sears. Gene was a longtime active member of Second Congregational Church, where he enjoyed his time on the dartball team. He loved the outdoors, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved to garden, do puzzles and tell stories of his many adventures.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years of Brewer; three children, Dawn Hill and boyfriend, Dennis Allard Jr., of Hermon, Eugene B. Hill II and wife, Kathryn, of Brewer and Petrea Hill of Orono; two sisters, Shirley LaClair and husband, Joseph, and Sharleen Benedict of Largo, Fla.; five brothers, Ervin Hill and wife, Lorraine, of Bangor, Alvin Hill of Arizona, Glenn William Hill Jr. and friend, Elaine, Peter Hill and Donald Hill and friend, Donna, of Massena, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Stephen Gilman of Bangor; sister-in-law, Susan Bullard and husband, Cecil, of Dedham; sister-in-law, Wendy Gilman of Granby, Mass.; grandchildren, Joey McGowan and his wife, Sarah, of Bangor, Jason and Justin McGowan of Orrington, Christine Hill of Isle Au Haut, Heaven Hill of Brewer, Katie Robinson and husband, Michael, of Olympia, Wash., Amanda Hill and her fiance, Troy Damon, of Brewer and Logan Hill of Orono; great-grandchildren, Hayley McGowan, Brandon and Brady Sargent, Isabella McGowan and Jordyn Hill; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; one sister, Sharon Werner; brother-in-law, Nelson Benedict; and sister-in-law, Cathy Gilman. To his grandchildren, he was the man, he was the silver fox.
Family and friends may visit 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. A service honoring Gene’s life will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Second Congregational Church, 607 South Main St., Brewer, with a reception immediately afterward in the church hall. Burial with military honors will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Brewer. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Second Congregational Church, Furnace Fund, 607 South Main St., Brewer, ME 04412. Condolences may be offered to his family at www.kileyandfoley.com.