Born: May 20, 1928
Died: July 06, 2013
Succasunna: Edward G. Hill died on July 6, 2013, after a long and full life in which he saw combat in Korea, celebrated 50 years of marriage to his wife, and spent countless hours in the company of friends and family enjoying good food and debating politics, which was his passion.
Ed was born on May 20, 1928, in Duluth, Minnesota. He quit high school and joined the Navy, where he spent time on the USS Ashtabula during the Korean War. Thereafter, he returned to his education, earning his high-school diploma, his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and finally a master’s degree.
He married Marianne Sulewski of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, in 1962, and they celebrated their 50th anniversary in October 2012, shortly before Marianne’s passing.
Ed taught history and government at Livingston High School for 30 years. In his spare time, he made history of his own in the 1970s when he managed to win election to the Roxbury Township Committee as a Democrat. Ed served several terms on the Township Committee, including almost 2 years as Mayor, and in the 1980s Ed began a 20-year period in which he continued his public service on the Roxbury Board of Education.
In retirement, Ed and Marianne often were found dining at La Strada Ristorante in Randolph, where they were treated like family.
Ed is survived by his sons, Jonathan of Whippany and Christopher, of Charleston, South Carolina, and his wife Lori, as well as by three grandsons, Derek, Jason and Brian, who were Ed’s pride-and-joy.
He is pre-deceased by his wife and best friend, Marianne, as well as by Jonathan’s wife, Lynn, whom Ed loved like a daughter.
Visitation will be held 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center (www.sthuberts.org) or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrfcure.org).