Rodney Allen Hill, 74, of Danville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born in Bloomsburg, a son of the late Ralph and Olive Hill.
Rodney graduated from Bloomsburg High School and afterwards served his country in the Army for three years. He was stationed in Alaska during the great Alaskan earthquake in 1964.
Rodney was employed as a psychiatric aide at the Danville State Hospital for 27 years. After retirement he worked for another 10 years at Giant in Danville until heart surgery slowed him down.
He was a proud member of the local AFSME union and was never afraid to defend his political views.
Rodney enjoyed going out to eat for a good steak dinner and loved seeing his son, daughter-in-law, and their beautiful children. He loved to spoil them at every opportunity and was an advocate of Down Syndrome awareness for his grandson. He loved his pet cats Buffy, Nutsy, Mittens, and Tiger that were his loyal companions for many years. He was a good bowler and was part of several shuffleboard teams over the years. He also loved to try his luck at gambling but never found the big winner he searched for. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Cubs fan. He finally got to see both of his beloved teams win their championships before his passing.
Rodney is survived by one son, Stephen R. Hill and his wife Jamie, of Beavertown, and their children, Megan and Eric.
He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Judith.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in Rodney's memory to the Down Syndrome Society of the Susquehanna Valley, 509 W. Market St., Beavertown, PA 17813.
Published on February 11, 2018