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Lester M. Hill

By T.J. Woodward


Lester M. Hill 75, of Batavia, NY died November 27, 2010 at his home. He was born July 26, 1935 in Blue Island Illinois, a son of the late Lester J. and Evangeline (Toczek) Hill. Mr. Hill was retired after 20 years from Eastman Kodak where he was a multi skilled engineer. He was a Marine Corps. Veteran of the Korean Conflict where he was a staff sergeant. He was a former member of Glenn S. Loomis Post #332 American Legion. Lester enjoyed building, woodworking and cabinet making. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Ann DiPiazza Hill in 1973.
He is survived by his wife Valerie (Brunacini) Hill of Batavia, sons Les J. (Colleen) Hill of Batavia, Kris E. (Becky) Hill of North Carolina, daughters Lori A. (Eric) Currier of Batavia and Katie (Joel) Blanchet of New York City. One brother Everett F. (Diane) Hill of Nevada and a sister Carol Olson of Minnesota survive along with 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call on Thursday December 2, 2010 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 14020. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia, NY.  Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery with military honors. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

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