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Erle Clifford Hill, 83, passed away at home Friday, February 26, 2016, after losing his courageous battle with cancer, in Williamsburg.
Erle was born on August 14, 1932, in Starksboro, Vt., to Harold and Gertrude (Maxfield) Hill. He graduated from Hinesburg High School in 1950 and served his country by joining the U.S. Air Force. He was also the fire captain of Starksboro Volunteer Fire Department.
After moving to Williamsburg, he joined Jack L. Massie Contractor Inc. in 1987 and became the building superintendent for the Cokes Lane Campus. Erle was a certified aggregate technician, master tradesman, family member and beloved friend of the Massie family. In 2011, he joined JSG Corp. and became the mine superintendent until his retirement in 2015. In addition to being a jack of all trades, he also enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Alan Hill; and his son, Mark Hill. Survivors include his beloved wife, Jeanne (Pepin) Hill; and daughters Trudie Orvis, and her husband, Steve, Lori McDurfe, and her husband, David, and Robin Hill; sisters, Dorothy Jean Romprey and Joan Taylor; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews and many devoted friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests to please make a donation to their favorite charity in Erle’s name, God’s mighty servant.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Nelsen Funeral Home.
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