LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – Ferdinand Anthony Hill, 95, of Liberty, passed away Wednesday evening at Greenbriar Center in Boardman. He died peacefully surrounded by his family.
Mr. Hill, who was known as Fred, was born in Youngstown, May 3,1926. He was the son of Stephen and Teresa Waltzer Hill and was a lifelong member of the community.
He was a highly skilled carpenter, collaborating with his father’s company, GoodHill Construction, in which he built many homes in the Youngstown area that still stand today. After his father retired, he became the owner and operator of his own company, Hill Brothers Construction, continuing the home building legacy with his brother and later his son.
Fred was a graduate of East High School and a member of St. Edward Catholic Church. He belonged to Carpenters Union Local 171, the American Legion, and the German Hungarian Maennerchor, where he sang in the choir. He enjoyed golfing, roller skating competitively, playing cards and traveling. Many summers were spent with family and friends at their Geneva-on-the-Lake Condo. His witty sense of humor made him the life of every party.
Fred was an Army Veteran during World War II, and in 1944, he was inducted into military service at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. He completed basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and later trained as a field artillery observer. While in Europe, he installed wiring on utility poles in France, Germany, and Austria. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, World War II Victory Ribbon, and Army Occupational Medal in Germany.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife of almost 73 years, the former Marion Natoli, whom he married May 21,1949; children, Teresa (Dwight) Earls of Liberty; Stephen (Pattie) Hill of Liberty and Sandi (Michael) Durina of Poland; grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Jessica, Christy, Craig, Carla (Chad), Colin, and Conor; eight great grandchildren.
Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, George Hill, his sisters, Frances Hill, Lena Evanoff, Josephine Gergye, great grandson, Gage, and son-in-law, Dwight Earls.
The Hill family will receive relatives and friends, Thursday, April 21, 2022 at St. Edward Church from 10:00 am to 10:55 am, followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am, celebrated by Monsignor Robert Siffrin.
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