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Norman B. Hill

By Ronald Konieczny

Norman B. Hill, 79, of Basom, died Tuesday (March 1, 2011) at Buffalo General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Buffalo on September 19, 1931, a son of the late Joseph Hill and Harriet Sundown.

Mr. Hill was a Sachem Chief of the Wolf Clan of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation.  Doni ho geh weh  ”He holds the door open”.  Prior to his retirement he worked for the NYS Department of Transportation in Clarence, NY, American Airlines, Ward Hydraulics and Houdaille Strippit. He is an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Myron Ground Post American Legion, I.O.O.F. of Attica and the  Tonawanda Men’s Singing Society.  He enjoyed Baseball, Harley-Davidson riding, gardening, fishing, reading maps and atlases, solving crossword puzzles and being with his grandsons.

Surviving is his wife of over 47 years, Bernadette “Birdie” Parker Hill.  Children: Norman B. Hill Jr. of Basom, Karl Hill of Basom, Wayne Abrams of Basom and Krystal (Brian) Pollworth of Gasport.  Grandsons: Joseph B. Clark, Connor G. Pollworth and Liam M. Pollworth.  Sister, Aleda “Gigi” Ground of Basom. Half brother, Hilton (Darthea) Hill of Wisconsin.  His aunt, Lorena (Ralph) Patt of Kendall, NY.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. He is the brother of the late: Robert Hill, Ivan Ground and Betty Hill.

Family and friends may call at the family residence, 7415 Reuben Rd., Basom on Thursday.  Services will be Friday 1PM at the residence followed by a 2PM service at the Long. House with full Military Honors.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC. 32 John St., Akron.   Ronald P. Konieczny, Director & Veteran.

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