In Memory of




Obituary for Robert Emery Hill

Robert Emery Hill, 70, of Johnson, passed away at his home November 21, 2023. Born December 11, 1952 in Cambridge, Vermont to Emery Robert Hill and Barbara Marie Hill, both predeceased.

Bob grew up with his siblings Blaine Hill (predeceased), Susan Hill Conger, and Kerrie Hill Junker (predeceased), where he learned to hunt, fish, and learned carpentry skills, from which many family homes have been built or remodeled. Most importantly he learned the importance of family and laughter.

He married his high school sweetheart, Lynda Gray Hill, and the two raised three children, Beth Foy, Travis Hill (partner Laura Caldwell), and Matt Hill (partner Erika Wolffing). As they grew, sports were strongly encouraged. Bob was a strong athlete himself with a particular love for basketball and he coached many local youth sports teams. A carpenter by trade, Bob taught his kids and many of their friends the practical skills of carpentry, gardening, and how to change a tire. When his kids were ready to leave home, he had a healthy balance of giving them all the freedom they wanted, while being there as soon as they needed support.

When his first grandchild was born, Bob was the ultimate doting grandfather. His grandchildren, Lhea Foy (partner Julio Delgado), Caleb Foy, Adeline Hill, and Eisley Hill will carry his memory and lessons with them.

Bob made many friends over the years, some who became family. Larry and Kathy McCuin, Bruce and Lillian White, Don and Diane Lehouillier, and Thomas Cramer were important friends in his life.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held in the summer, where friends and family will gather to share stories, laughter, and tears. In lieu of flowers, please donate time or money to local youth sports organizations.