O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Edward Hill Sr.

Mr. Edward Hill Sr., age 84, of Old Route 17, Salamanca, New York died early Sunday morning, December, 12, 2010 at his home following a long illness.

Born May 5, 1926 in Salamanca, New York he was the son of the late Edward Hill & Fleeta Jimerson. He was married on May 5, 1946 in Jimersontown to the late Doris A. Dieter who predeceased him in August 1992.

Mr. Hill was a graduate of Salamanca High School Class of 1942.

He was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre as a medic. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, the Presidential Unit Emblem, Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge and the Honorable Service Lapel Button WW II.

Mr. Hill was employed as a machinist at the former Fancher Furniture Company, he had worked construction with Local 621, and the B.& O. Railroad.

He was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, the Deer Clan, and served as a SNI Councilor, and one of the original founders of the A.I.R.V.F.D. He was a lifetime member of the Salamanca Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296 and the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535. In his youth, Ed enjoyed playing baseball, softball, and bowling in various Salamanca and Seneca Leagues. He enjoyed watching baseball, football, hockey, and was an avid N.Y. Yankees' fan.

Surviving are: 2 daughters, Sandra (Doug) Stahlman-Sampson, Central Avenue, Salamanca, New York, Judy (Larry) Sunderlin, Cleveland Avenue, Salamanca, New York; 2 sons, Edward (Ginny) Hill Jr., Raymond (Janet) Hill, both of Old Route 17, Salamanca, New York; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; a special niece, Jackie (Tom) Decker; his caretaker, Dorene Sunderlin; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by 2 grandsons, Lawrence Sunderlin Jr., Justin Sunderlin, and a brother, Spencer Jimerson.

Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Tuesday evening from 7-9 P.M.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 A.M. with Rev. Marvin Abrams, pastor of the Jimersontown Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Heights Cemetery, Jimersontown, New York.

Full military graveside services will be held by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296 and the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the A.I.R.V.F.D. or the Seneca Nation Ambulance Fund.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com.