Jack J. Hill, 94, formerly of Clifton Park, NY and Carlisle, PA, passed away on February 9th in Sarasota, FL. He was born on January 11, 1924 in Okmulgee, OK to the late Arthur and Josephine Hill, and he was the widower of Florence W. Walsh who died in 2007.
After a long career with the State of New York, Jack had retired as the Plant Superintendent at the State University at New Paltz. A subsequent second career concluded with his retirement from Union College, Schenectady, NY as the Director of Operations.
He attended St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carlisle and was a former member of St. John Rectory Church in Pawling, NY.
During World War II Jack attended Amherst College, was commissioned as a Flight Officer, and was trained as a navigator/bombardier.
He is survived by his daughters, Joan M. Clifton, and her husband John, of Carlisle, PA, and Bonnie M. Sollazzo, and her husband John, of Siesta Key, FL; six grandchildren: Tara Woodall, and her husband Brad, of Madison, WI, Michael Sollazzo of San Francisco, CA, Jay Clifton, and his wife Autumn, of Baltimore, MD, Andrew Clifton, and his wife Marisa, of Lewisburg PA, Douglas Clifton, and his wife Emily, of Jacksonville FL, and Craig Clifton of Rehoboth Beach DE; and by 9 great grandchildren: Ally and Kyla Saleh, and Allie, Jack, Joseph, Sean, Asher, Eli, and Isabelle Clifton.
Jack was predeceased by his twin sister Patricia Gregg, and by his brother James.
Services will be held at the Saratoga National Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs PA. For condolences to the family, please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com .
Jack was a much loved, respected, and admired man.
He knew the value of his large and loving family, and he was proud of all of them.
He led a life of hard work and responsibility, and forged his own way throughout.