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ROCKPORT AND BANGOR - Ralph G. Hill, 88, passed away January 16, 2015 at the Sussman House in Rockport, ME. He was born in Calais, ME May 22, 1926, the son of Norman and Geneva Hill.

Ralph graduated from Old Orchard Beach High School in 1943. He served as an electrician second class in the Navy during WWII from 1943 - 1946. He was married to Marjorie L Haskins in 1947.

Ralph retired from the Singer Sewing Machine Co. after 31 years and ran his own sewing machine repair shop until the age of 82. At that time, he fully retired and relocated to Rockport, ME.

Ralph was a member of many community and fraternal organizations. These included past commander of Sherman Post #3 ,Calais, American Legion Post 2015, Bangor, St. former member of the St.Croix Lodge #46, Calais, a member of Ralph J. Pollard Lodge #217,Orrington, and Anah Shriners, which included the Mini-bike unit, Bangor, and the Good Sam Camping Club.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, six children: Dean Hill and wife Mary Beth of Waynesboro VA, Karen Higgins and husband Philip of Rockport ME, Beverly Polley and husband Harold of Eddington ME, Dennis Hill and wife Debra of Bangor ME, Kathi Heath and husband Scott of Glenburn ME, and Brian Hill and partner Dana Garner of Scarborough ME.

Relatives and friends are invited to call 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St. Bangor, with a masonic service at 6:30 p.m. conducted by the officers and members of the Ralph J. Pollard Lodge. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday January 21, 2015 at Brookings-Smith. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., following the service.

Gifts in his memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, C/O Anah Shrine Center, 586 Main St. Bangor, 04401.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  January 17, 2015
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