Hugh D. Hill

February 14, 1924October 18, 2013
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Hugh D. Hill of Naperville, IL, born February 14, 1924 and died peacefullyin his home October 18, 2013. Survived by his loving wife Jackie; children Caven (Barbara), Michael, Helen (Kevin) Wenzel, Steve (Lisa), Jennifer (Vaugh) Vetter; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; brother James (Suzanne) Hill. Memorial Visitation, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, 3-8p.m., at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Lisle,IL. All to gather for 11:00a.m. Funeral Mass at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Elsworth Rd., Naperville, IL. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry in Naperville, IL For more information, call 630-964-9392.


  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, October 22, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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John Collins

October 28, 2013

I was an occasional acquaintance of Hugh Hill. I remember his enjoyment of the Senior Coffee at McDonald's in Lisle.

Tammy Geary

October 24, 2013

Jenny and family: I will always have fond memories of your dad both from SSPP days and television. I know my father held him in high esteem and talked about how he does not beat around the bush and” tells it like it is". I know it is hard but if I can do anything please let me know. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy Geary

Jonah K. (Jon) Oxman

October 24, 2013

I worked with Hugh for many years at Channel 7. I am so sorry to know he is gone.

October 22, 2013

Dear Hill family,
Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Psalm 145:18 has been a comfort to me.
John Herbert

pat wesley

October 22, 2013

God blessed HUGH with a tremendous talent and a voice to handle it. We will miss you here on earth. Maybe you & Chuck can play a few great rounds of golf up there. Love to all the family.

Mindy Kubak

October 22, 2013

Dear Steve, Lisa and family:
I am saddened to hear of the loss of your father. May you find peace and fond memories during this time. Please know that you are in my prayers.

Jerry Dewberry

October 21, 2013

My condolences to the entire family. He was a great man.

October 21, 2013

Sincere condolences on your loss

Dr & Mrs John F Bartizal

October 21, 2013

To The Family of Hugh D. Hill,
My sincere expressions of sympathy on the passing of your Father. While I did not know him personally, I did met him several times and always enjoyed his concise, spirited style of interviewing and commentary. Certainly, he contributed much to enhancing public knowledge of events and persons, as well as providing the global environment of media communications with the type of messaging that informed and laid the groundwork for scrutiny. His descriptions were stated precisely in providing what the public needed to know and hear from their news commentators. May the Good Lord grant all of you the blessings of beautiful memories and comfort in the legacy of Mr. Hill has left to the broadcasting world. Peace.

Joseph F. Gartner

Walter Reed

October 21, 2013

Hugh and I were classmates at the J-School of the University of Missouri and often drank beer together at nearby watering holes in those days. During his brilliant Chicago career we sometimes reminisced and stayed in touch until some years ago. He will be remembered with fondness. A great guy and an excellent journalist!