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Harold Hill

September 10, 1957 — April 28, 2024

Harold Hill Sr., a cherished family man, respected business owner, and beloved community member, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2024, at the age of 66 in Barberton, Ohio. Born on September 10, 1957, in Alliance, Ohio, Harold grew up to be a person of great character, whose generosity and passion for life touched everyone he met.

Harold was the proud owner of Hills Home Repair, a company that not only served the community but also showcased his dedication to excellence. He took immense pride in his work and would often share stories of the projects he completed, leaving a trail of satisfied clients and beautifully crafted homes. His work ethic and commitment to his craft were second to none, and his legacy in the trade will endure through the many structures that stand as a testament to his skill.

Family was the cornerstone of Harold's life. He is survived by his loving children, Alisha (Jonathon) Dalesandro, Melinda (Josh) Herrera, Amanda (Ronald) McCourt Jr., Harold (Emily) Hill Jr., Brandon Hill, Edward (Tammie) Hill, Charles Hill, Ruby (companion Steve Willoughby) Shafer, Jeff Wiles, and Savannah Wiles. His life was further enriched by the joy of his 34 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, who brought him immeasurable happiness. Harold's sisters, Phyllis (Tom) Reed and Karen May, will fondly remember their brother's loving spirit. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hayes and Ruby (Puckett) Hill; long-time companion, Diane Drayer; daughter, Jennifer Hill; sister, Gladys Witham; and brothers, James and Donald Hill.

Harold's enthusiasm for life extended well beyond his professional achievements. He was an ardent fan of the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Guardians, never missing a chance to cheer on his favorite teams. His love for sports was not just that of a spectator; Harold was an active participant, enjoying golfing, fishing, and playing ball. He also shared his love for sports by coaching softball, where he instilled the values of teamwork and perseverance in countless young athletes.

Number 7 was more than just a favorite number for Harold; it was a symbol of the good fortune and happiness that he carried with him and spread to those around him. One of his greatest joys was watching his grandchildren play ball, a pastime that allowed him to combine his love for sports with his unending support for his family.

Harold's approachable nature meant he was not a stranger to anyone. His ability to connect with people from all walks of life was remarkable. His children and grandchildren were his life, and he dedicated himself to being a constant source of love and support for each of them. The words that best describe Harold are loving, generous, and passionate. He lived his life fully, with a heart open to giving and a spirit that inspired.

As we bid farewell to Harold Hill Sr., we celebrate the legacy of a man who was the embodiment of love and generosity. His memory will live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Harold's life was a beautiful tapestry woven with the threads of joy, hard work, and unwavering commitment to his loved ones. He will be deeply missed, yet his spirit will continue to guide and comfort us in the days to come.

As we reflect on Harold's life, we are reminded of the impact one individual can have on so many. He leaves behind a community that is better for his presence, a family that is blessed by his love, and a world that will forever be brightened by the memories of his passionate soul. Harold Hill Sr.'s story is one of triumph, love, and the enduring strength of family. May he rest in peace, knowing that his legacy will continue to inspire for generations to come.

A funeral service celebrating Harold's life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 3:00 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Ronald McCourt Jr. officiating. Friends and family will be received two hours prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the funeral home. A live stream will be available by visiting the online obituary on the funeral home website. Inurement will take place at Highland Memorial Park at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 20, 2024. Friends and family are encouraged to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 AM for a procession to the cemetery. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home

126 West Vermont Avenue, Sebring, OH 44672

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home

126 West Vermont Avenue, Sebring, OH 44672


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Graveside Service

Monday, May 20, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Highland Memorial Park

12th Street, Beloit, OH 44609

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