Sunday, June 05, 2016

Obituary: Edwin Hill, Jr. - Class of 1951

MADISON - Edwin Hill Jr. [age 82] passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at UW Hospital surrounded by his family. Born Jan 8, 1934, in Madison, he was the one and only son of Edwin and Charlyne (Daniels) Hill. Ed graduated from Central High School in 1951. For a short time, he ran a crane for a steel construction company. He started working at Anchor S & L in 1962. He became Vice President of Property Management and retired after 39 years. Ed was the second African-American to be a city alderman. He was a bus driver for the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corp for 27 years; member of the WPS Board of Directors for 37 years; Chairman of Dane Co. American Red Cross; served on Madison General Hospital Board of Directors; founding member of Group Health Cooperative; served on Dane County Coliseum Board; member of Capital City Lodge No. 2. He was a Badgers football, hockey and Packers fan. He enjoyed photography, playing Spider Solitaire and driving his red Corvette. He is survived by his wife Barbara; sons, Edwin III (Marchel) and James (Rhonda); daughters, Lisa (Jeffrey) Goldsby and Linda (Rich) Real; step-children, Kristi (Jay) Morgan, Kent (Lona) Sheeran and Kurtis (Lisa) Sheeran; grandchildren, Arianna (Terrial) Campbell, Amanda (fiancé Dwayne) and Jeffrey Goldsby; step-grandchildren, Brandi Sheeran, Taylor Morgan, Kaley Morgan, Tyler Sheeran, Emily Sheeran, Landon Sheeran, Kaiden Sheeran and Kaci Sheeran; great-grandchildren, Taryn, Alyse and Wesley Campbell, Jeffrey III and Noriah Goldsby; sisters, Beverley (Al), Colinthia, Freddie Mae, Evelyn (Joe), Bernetta (Johnny), Charlyne, Elaine and Diane (Tony); many nieces and nephews; and many friends and other relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents; two nieces and a nephew. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2016, at BLACKHAWK CHURCH, 9620 Brader Way, Middleton, Wis. Visitation will be Sunday, June 5, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at CRESS CENTER, 6021 University Ave., Madison, Wis. with a Masonic Celebration at 5:30 p.m. A special thanks to the staff at the UW Intensive Care Unit for their wonderful care of Ed. Also special thanks to the paramedics of Fire Station No. 7 for their efforts. Memorials can be made to National Kidney Foundation or American Diabetes Assn.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968). Photograph of Ed Hill courtesy of Mona Winston (Class of 1969).