William Hill Jr.

October 22, 1931March 5, 2020

William Hill Jr, 88, of Reston VA, passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side on Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was born October 22, 1931 in Monaca, PA, son of the late William Hill Sr. and Besse Hill (Weigle).

Bill studied Civil Engineering and graduated from Bradley University, Peoria IL. He had a long and adventurous career as a civil engineer traveling around the world as executive Vice President of AMAX Chemical, American Metal Climax (AMAX) Greenwich CT, then as senior Vice President of Parsons Brinckerhoff (PBCS) in Reston, VA.

Through the years Bill and his wife Jean, of 60 years, lived in Eugene, OR for 5 years; Westport, CT for 16 years and Reston, VA for 33 years. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his wife Jean Hill (Donahey), their son Matthew Hill and his brother Edwin Hill of Beaver, PA.

He is survived by his two daughters Cynthia Hill and her husband Alan Horne, Mattituck, LI, NY and Ann Mason, South Burlington, VT. ; his sister Sandra Hill-McCowan of Palm City, FL. and his five beloved grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Bill enjoyed his career tremendously, taking great pride in his success and ability to provide for his family.

He enjoyed boating and fishing on the Long Island Sound. He was an avid hunter, spending hours with his brother and cousin’s deer hunting in PA. In his later years, his greatest joy was his grandchildren. It was deeply important to him to make sure they were well and provided for.

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Lisa Tallent

March 15, 2020

I worked with Bill at Parsons Brinckerhoff and grew very fond of him in the years just prior to his retirement. I considered Bill a friend and I will miss him. Sending my sincere condolences to his family and all who knew him.

Richard Noakes

March 14, 2020

I worked with Bill at PB in Herndon, Va. He was a great guy, both professionally and socially. He, Jean, Ann( my deceased wife) and I enjoyed Chinese food numerous times. Bill always had crispy duck. In recent conversation with Bill, we tried to pick a half way point to have lunch. I have deep regrets that we never did this. Bill, you will be missed . You, Jean and Ann will have to have Chinese without me.

Mary Bolger (Holmes )

March 12, 2020

I always loved his dry sense of humor . He would ask- “what do you know “ ?!! and then smirk . My condolences to all who held him close to their heart .

Pauline Niquette

March 12, 2020

Ann,and Family. I am so very sorry to hear of your great loss. My thoughts ,and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.