James Edward Hill

October 6, 1936November 10, 2021

James Edward Hill was born in Fresno on October 6, 1936 and passed away on November 10, 2021. He grew up in the Fresno area and except for a brief time working in San Francisco as a young man, lived most of his life in Fresno. He worked for P.G.&E. and retired July 1, 1999. Retirement didn't slow him down as he was involved with the San Joaquin Power Employee's Credit Union for several years and worked at The Pelican's Treasures gift store.

He enjoyed art, his pets, driving his mother, family and friends on various trips and getting together with family and friends for celebrations, dinners, and a glass of wine. He had some signature dishes that we all enjoyed like his mushroom barley soup, chicken wings and shrimp cocktails. He liked to laugh and had the best belly laugh! "Uncle Jim" will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Gertrude Hill, his sister Judy Melella, his nephew Jerry Cox and his niece Janice Cox. He is survived by his nephew Patrick Cox and wife Jodi, great nephews Ryan, Adam and Eric Cox, several cousins and many long-time friends who were like family to him.


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021


James Edward Hill

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Sondra Maes

November 27, 2021

My dear neighbor and friend for 14 years in Fresno. I will always remember our many talks over wine and cheese together. With both of us being single we were so happy to have this friendship. This time of the year I think about you more because you loved my pumpkin nut cookies that I baked for you by the dozens. Your love for your dogs and you cat gave you such pleasure. You were a good man and I will miss you. May you Rest in Peace Jim.