Raymond "Sonny" Hill

May 10, 1934 - June 18, 2018
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Raymond R. “Sonny” Hill, 84, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, June 18, 2018 in Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Elmer and Ida (Wolf) Hill, Sonny was born May 10, 1934 at Newcomerstown, Ohio.

Sonny was a veteran of the United States Army. He was active with ar…

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Raymond R. “Sonny” Hill, 84, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, June 18, 2018 in Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Elmer and Ida (Wolf) Hill, Sonny was born May 10, 1934 at Newcomerstown, Ohio.

Sonny was a veteran of the United States Army. He was active with area V.F.W. Posts and was Past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 6th District.

He was formerly employed at Marlite and was also the longtime owner and operator of Maurer’s Grill at New Philadelphia.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carol (Shaler) Hill; a daughter, Rayla Hill; his grandchildren, Jackie (Marc) Zorzi, Donnie (Steve Fito) Dennison, LaRay (Harry) Kakanuru, Wendell Barr and Keith (Keri) Hill; his great-grandchildren, Zack and Ivy Hill, Olivia and Logan Williams and Alexia, Nick and Liam Kakanuru; a sister, Nancy Cochran; his dog, Mickey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jack Hill; a daughter, Davetta Hill; seven sisters; and his dog, Max.

In keeping with Sonny’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A memorial service will be held at Maurer’s Grill at a later date.

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A memorial service will be held at Maurer’s Grill at a later date.


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Born: May 10, 1934
Died: June 18, 2018

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Rayla Hill posted on 10/9/18

I miss you Dad, I got the Birthday card out you made me for Christmas,I will treasure it forever ?

 

Tim Jones posted on 6/25/18

Rayla and family, my most sincere condolences for your loss. I don't know if I ever made Sonny laugh, but I made him smile a few times, and that was how I knew he liked me. RIP, Sonny.

 

Jon Brown posted on 6/25/18

Sure will miss you and your cheese burgers and chili. Rest in peace. Jon

 

Kathy Jentes posted on 6/23/18

Sonny was always kind, he was a good man, God bless his family and give them peace.

 

Carol Heaston posted on 6/23/18

I'd like to offer my sincere heartfelt sympathy to the family of Sonny Hill. He was a great man. He was more like family to me than a friend.I met him through a friend,Dorn Fisher Jr.many years ago and thankful to have known him and his family.Sonny may be gone,but he will never be forgotten.Your work is done here on earth,so may you rest easy now my longtime buddy.

 

Amanda Vance posted on 6/22/18

thinking of you Jackie... hold your memories close. Take care!

 

Tim and Mary ,Meiser posted on 6/21/18

Rest easy Sonny! Your friends @ Michael's Restaurant

 

Karen(Beitzel)Welch posted on 6/20/18

So many memories of Sonny and Maurer's. My Mom and Dad came, then when I was first married I lived close and we would come in. Many years later my daughter and her teacher friends came. Sonny was always ready for them and welcomed everyone with open arms, He will certainly be missed!

 

Debra L Tulak posted on 6/20/18

So sorry for your loss Carol n Rayla Y'all my 2nd family. I lov you. Sending Hugs n prayers ? RIP Sonny

 

Evie Walton posted on 6/20/18

I will miss you my friend.

 

Dottie and John Shott posted on 6/20/18

Prayers and Sympathy for the family we have known Sonny and Carol for a long time and have many memories

 

Dan Rentsch posted on 6/20/18

My condolences

 

Pam Taylor posted on 6/20/18

So sorry for your loss Rayla stay strong

 

Cheryl J Skinner, posted on 6/20/18

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Raymond R. Hill, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Raymond R. Hill, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Tammy Hobbs posted on 6/20/18

Sending love and hugs.

 

Shelia (Bell) Trachsel posted on 6/19/18

Sending sympathy and prayers to Carol, Rayla, and family. I have many good memories from over the years. May Sonny rest in peace and may you find peace knowing he is home and will watching over you.

 

Elizabeth West Gotshall posted on 6/19/18

Elizabeth West (Howard West's daughter) Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

Bill and Martha posted on 6/19/18

Carol , you and the family have our sympathy. We had great memories of coming into the bar, you wearing your sweater no matter how hot it was ! We closed up that place plenty of Friday nights..Sonny always with a smile...

 

Vinicia Nolan posted on 6/19/18

My thoughts & prayers are with you Rayla

 

John Hidey posted on 6/19/18

I've known Sonny for as long as I can remember. He was always very nice. He was a Great man. He will be missed. Prayers for all the family. John, Jessa, Alexis, and Davetta Hidey.

 

Tina Davis posted on 6/19/18

My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

 

John & Char Ervin posted on 6/19/18

We are very sorry for your family's loss.

 

Cynthia K Mathias posted on 6/19/18

With deepest sympathy to Carol and family on your loss of Sonny. He was a good man. May he rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord. Sincerely, Bob and Cindy Mathias

 

Beverley Polen posted on 6/19/18

New Years Eve at Mauer's, as a little girl, running around with cousins while the adults talked will forever be one of my favorite childhood memories!!

 

Rose Beitzel posted on 6/19/18

Many memories of Sonny and how he was such a good friend with Uncle Harold.

 

Rose Beitzel posted on 6/19/18

My deepest sympathy for you Rayla. Always thought highly of Sonny. He was a good friend to all. I love you honey. You are in my thoughts and prayers, for a young woman you have been through a lot. God be with you.

 

Brenda Hidey posted on 6/19/18

So Sorry about Sonny he was a Great Guy .God Bless All Of You Prayers .Hugs .Love

 

Rayla Hill posted on 6/19/18

I miss you already Dad?

 

Gerry Mroczkowski posted on 6/19/18

Great man. Always had a kind word.

 

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