James C. "Radar" Hill, 59, of Sandusky, passed away Monday evening, July 22, 2013, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, following a lengthy illness.
James was born Sept. 4, 1953, in Sandusky, son of the late Arvil and Pauline (Bahnsen) Hill. As a child James attended Sunday school at St. Paul Lutheran Church. He also attended Barker Elementary School where he had many fond memories of Mrs. Marshmellow.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army in the early 70s. James earned a G.E.D. and then obtained a degree in accounting from Ohio Business College. He was employed at Sawmill Creek Resort Ltd. for more than 30 years working his way up to head of the Accounting Department.
He enjoyed sports, music, and had a special love for dogs. He loved spending time with his friends and family. James was known for his kindness to others, generosity and humor.
James is survived by his daughter, Christina (Christopher) Gardner, of Sandusky; grandchildren, Ashley Lawrence, and Grant and Grace Gardner; sisters, Diane (Barry) Karns and Arlene (Rick) Wahl; brothers, Daniel (Betty) and William Hill; and many loving family members; special long time friends, Richard Bettinger, and Sue Ann Smith.
In addition to his parents, aunts and uncles, James is preceded in death by his sister, Pamela Sue Hill-Clark: special niece, Laura Kautz; and cousin, Larry Esposito.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. Friday, July 26, until the service at 3 p.m. at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Pastor Tim Nilsen, of St. Paul Lutheran Church, will officiate. Private family committal services will follow at a later date. Friends and family are invited to bring a photograph of James to share at the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in James’s memory may be made to North Coast Cancer Center, 417 Quarry Lakes Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870; Back to the Wild, PO Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824; or to Sandusky Public Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.