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MasseyH - (1/14/2014 8:05:20 AM)
RE:Howard Hill Passes
Here is a copy of the obituary for Howard Hill.  We are still looking for his children so if anyone knows them please let me know.



Howard R. Hill

RICHMOND TWP. – Howard Raymond Hill, 75, of SR7 passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 at his home.

            He was born June 5, 1938 in Copley, OH, the son of William and Geneva (Parker) Hill and had been a Richmond Township resident for the past two years, previously living in Windham.

            A 1956 graduate of Copley High School, he attended Letourneau College in Longview, TX as well as Cummins Engine School, Massey Ferguson Service Schools, Perkins Engine Service Schools, Delco Remy Service Schools, Autolite Service School and Lincoln Welding School.

            Raised on a farm with Ferguson and Massey tractors, he always had a passion for the machines and had been a collector for many years.

            Prior to his retirement on May 31, 2008, he worked for Daimler Chrysler PDC in the Maintenance Department for 10 years and was a member of the UAW.  He previously worked for Sparex, Inc., Edward C. Levy, the Perkins Engine Rebuilding Center and Machine Shop, and 13 years for Massey Ferguson Inc. in the North American Test Center, Detroit, MI.  He has also worked for two Massey dealers and two Ford Tractor dealers.

            Howard was a past member of the Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association and Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association.  He was the United States Representative for the Ferguson Club and Friends of Ferguson Heritage from England, and Member of four Ferguson, Massey Harris, and Massey Ferguson tractor clubs. He belonged to the National Massey Collector Association from2003 to 2013 and was Vice-President and National Board Member from 2007-2012

            He had an article published by Automotive Rebuilder Magazine on rebuilding a Perkins 4-203 Diesel Engine and was the owner of as many as 23 antique tractors.

            His survivors include two children.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores J. Hill in 2005; brothers, Robert and Stanley Hill; sisters, Lillian and Helen; and his parents.

            No services will be held.

            DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula who is in charge of arrangements.