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Bacher-Moore Funeral Home (Portage Lakes)
Monday March 28th, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Bacher-Moore Funeral Home (Portage Lakes)
Monday March 28th, 2022

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Riley Donald Hill

Riley "Don" Hill, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022. 

Riley was born on Friday, September 23, 1932 in Ewart, North Carolina to the late Brown and Louise (Clark) Hill and lived in the Akron area most of his life. He was a faithful member of Akron Baptist Temple for over 80 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked for Firestone Plant #2 for over 30 years, as well as for the City of Akron Water Department for over 10 years. Riley loved to sing and serve the church, he was a part of their choir for 50 years, started the golf league and was a part of the nursing home ministry for over 20 years. Riley was in and out of Quartets for many years and spent the last 15 years singing with Gate City Four and golfed up into his 80’s. He loved traveling to Florida and going to see Gospel concerts.

Along with his parents, Riley is preceded in death by his sister, Geraldine Anderson; brother, Roy L. Hill; and wife, Shirley Marie Hill.  He is survived by his son, Eric Hill; daughter, Eileen Hill; partner of 17 years, Bobbie Nair; grandson, Cristian Morgan; brother, Stan Hill; sister-in-law, Faye Hill; and many other loving family and friends.

Funeral Service will be 1:00 pm, Monday, March 28, 2022 at Bacher-Moore Funeral Home (Portage Lakes), 3326 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio 44319. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Funeral Home.  Riley's final resting place will be Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Missionaries Roger and Elizabeth Workman, P.O. Box 520187, Tinian M. P. 96952-0187.

Steven C. Hill, what would we have done without you? ----

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Eric and Eileen, we are so very sorry for your loss, but rejoicing in Heaven's gain. You probably don't remember me, but I was your babysitter from way back. My parents, Fred and Linda Patton were friends for over 60 years and I considered Shirley and him my godparents! They would play cards (Euchre) until the wee hours of the morning and your dad's voice is one I will always remember. Your dad went to Akron U with mine, went to church together, worked at Firestone together, golfed together and so much more. My mom Linda would always visit when in town and he would be so gracious to take her to dinner and catch up on the "kids." We were in town last summer and tried to get up with him, but he was not feeling well. My mom called around Christmas and they chatted for quite a while. We have tried to call several times with no response and I had this sinking feeling when mom said she wanted to try to reach him. Bobbie, we send our deepest condolences and pray for God's great peace and comfort to sustain you. Don was a dear friend, the kindest and noblest of men. We loved him very much!

Linda Patton, Deb and Don Plaster May 13 2022 6:30 PM

Eric and Eileen, I have so many precious memories of your dad. Uncle Don was a great man. He had such a way with telling stories. I fondly remember all the Christmas Eves, summers at Loyal Oak, and spending time with all the Hills, especially when they they got into passionate political discussions! :) I like to think of your dad joining mine , your mom, Aunt Gerry and Uncle Daryl, Aunt June, Papaw and Mamaw and enjoying some good laughs and singing! Praying that you will have the peace and comfort that only God provides.Much love to you!

Colleen Barnwell and family Mar 30 2022 8:30 PM

I miss you already Dad.

Eileen Mar 27 2022 11:07 PM

Riley will be sorely missed - loved his singing with the Gate City Four and talking with him on several occasions. Good news is that we know where he is singing now. May our great God pour his love and compassion over the whole family and his friends.

Bill and Bev Cook Mar 27 2022 6:05 PM

Share many memories with your dad especially all the talks we had after quartet practice. He was a great guy. We also shared many times with your dad and Bobbie. Dinners and playing cards!!

Dick and Kitty Mar 24 2022 11:45 AM

We have been blessed to have Don as a part of our family for the past 17 years. He was the constant companion my mom needed while we were so far away. He loved us as part of his own. We will deeply miss having him at our dinner table and the fellowship we enjoyed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mom and Eric.

Roger and Liz Mar 24 2022 4:39 AM

Our prayers are with your family during this time. Glad to know that he is now experiencing joys beyond compare. He has left this earth, but we will see him again.

Mike Radebaugh Mar 23 2022 11:52 PM

Don Hill was a wonderful friend and neighbor for many, many years.
I shall truly miss him and his permanents smile. May God bless his family with His peace and His compassion throughout the future days and months to come. I shall think of Don in Heaven with Jesus and his wife Shirley.

Sincerely, Evelyn Longfellow Mar 23 2022 5:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Riley Hill

Bob & Cathy Venables Mar 23 2022 5:03 PM

Eric and Eileen, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a good man. Loved being around him when I was a kid and still lived in Copley. Remember a lot of family get together's at our house especially at Christmas time. Sending you prayers that God may give you peace and comfort

Lindy Mar 23 2022 4:14 PM

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