Ted Allyn Hill

By Orleans Hub Posted 10 February 2020 at 11:35 am

Ted Hill

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1965 – 2020

Ted Allyn Hill loved the Navy, sports and his animals. Joining the Navy right out of high school allowed him to travel the world and visit all but nine states in the United States – a lifetime goal of his. On Jan. 23, 2020, Hill died peacefully while watching the sports channel at the age of 54.

Hill was born on April 27, 1965 in Medina, where he remained his entire childhood, graduating from Medina High School in 1983. After enlisting in the Navy in 1983, he traveled and lived around the world, including three deployments — one in Subic Bay, Philippines, one in Yokosuka, Japan, and one in London, United Kingdom. He traveled and lived in several countries and states both during and after his Navy career. During his time in the Navy, his ships, locations and years were as follows:

USS O’Brien (DD-975) | San Diego | 1984 – 1987
Naval Surface Group Western Pacific | Subic Bay, RP | 1988 – 1990
USS McCluskey (FFG-41) | Yokosuka, JA | 1990 – 1993
USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) | San Diego | 1993 – 1994
Fleet Industrial Supply Center | Pearl Harbor | 1994 – 1997
USS Oldendorf (DD-972) | San Diego | 1997 – 2001
Naval Activities United Kingdom | London | 2001 – 2003
Naval Recruiting District | Phoenix | 2003 – 2005

Hill retired in 2005 after 20 years of service in the Navy. After his retirement, he worked at the Veterans Administration in Phoenix, Ariz.; Prescott Valley, Ariz.; and finally in Helena, Mont. In 2009, he received his bachelor of science degree in business information systems from the University of Phoenix.

Ted enjoyed spending time watching sports. Some of his favorites were Buffalo Bills football, Pittsburgh Pirates baseball, and Arizona State University basketball. He also loved spending time with his cat, Cali, often roaming around with her outside finding critters and beautiful places together.

Ted truly was one of a kind. His love for all living creatures was a noble attribute, and his quick-witted humor will never be forgotten. Friends described him as a wonderful person with a heart of gold who will truly be missed.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Raymond Hill.

He is survived by his mother, Nellie Hill; stepfather, Jim Breitkopf; grandmother, Aeda Hill; uncle and aunt, Roger and Mary Hill; cousins, Amanda Hill (Nick Elms), Sarah and Tim Douglass; great-aunts and great-uncle, Nellie Culbertson, Jeanne Shepherd, Bobby and Pat Loring; and many Hill and Loring cousins.

Fair winds and following seas, Ted. We will miss you!