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Dr. David W. Hills

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Dr Hills has always been a pleasure to know throughout my life. He'd always have a smile & special hug to share whenever he'd see me. He also would always have words of wisdom to share. He spoke very highly of his wife & family and shared stories of them.
He will be greatly missed & will always hold a special spot in my heart. All my prayers & support to his family for healing.

Posted by: Diane Schaus - Friend   Jan 19, 2011

We enoyed David and Margaret since buying their home in The Ponds many years ago. Bruce has memories of David showing him around the house and how to service the well filter, frunace filter, softner, etc. and then had a lovely meal with you both.
What a treat for us when you both came to lunch. A fun day!
David was a wonderful example of a good Christian man.

Posted by: Bruce Dacre - St. Joseph, MI - friend   Jan 19, 2011

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I'm sure that holds true for all of our other classmates, especially for those of us that spent some time together at our 40th Class Reunion in July.

Posted by: Gary Sternaman - Parma, MI - Classmate of Susan   Jan 19, 2011

In 1966, when it seemed that the world was a hostile place for my family because of the color of our skin, Dr. David Hills opened the front door of his home and invited us in for dinner. I remember laughter, songs and dancing. I remember feeling welcomed and comfortable.

In his eyes, we were not Negroes. We were free.

In his hand shakes and hugs, we were human beings.

In our hearts, his gift of love, our gift of love grows still.

Posted by: Wayne Madison - Saint Joesph, MI - friend   Jan 19, 2011

My Father gave everything he had to others, to our community, to friends, neighbors, migrant workers. He was paid in produce, favors; long before bartering was back in fashion, he would accept whatever people would give, and take nothing often times. He really entered into his deepest love (besides my mother, Margaret) when he became a doctor. I will write more, and again, but feel so blessed to be here with my family to celebrate his life.

Posted by: Janet Hills Landis - Daughter   Jan 19, 2011

Extending our deepest sympathy to our most dear Daughter-In-Law, Anne Hills, and to the family of Dr. Hills. He was blessed with a long life, a good and loving wife, children and grandchildren. May his family be comforted by very many heartfelt memories.

Posted by: Renee & Lyman Moss - Boynton Beach, FL - In-Laws of Daughter Anne Hills   Jan 19, 2011

May Dr. David Hills rest in peace with God watching over him. He has left behind a very special and kind family who will always remember the love and devotion given to them by their father. May God bless the Hill's family

Posted by: Judy Rosa - San Rafael, CA - Friend of Susan Hills   Jan 19, 2011

On the Death of the Beloved - John O'Donohue

Though we need to weep your loss,
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts,
Where no storm or might or pain can reach you.

Your love was like the dawn
Brightening over our lives
Awakening beneath the dark
A further adventure of colour.

The sound of your voice
Found for us
A new music
That brightened everything.

Whatever you enfolded in your gaze
Quickened in the joy of its being;
You placed smiles like flowers
On the altar of the heart.
Your mind always sparkled

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Posted by: David F. Hills - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Son   Jan 19, 2011

So many of us are reaching the time of losing our parents, a loss that reaches into the deepest part of being. I have been privileged to know the Hills family since my teen years, and my heart goes out to all of you- Margaret, Anne, Mary, Janet, Susan, David and the entire extended family. I think fondly of the lunch we all shared with Dr. Hills in Saugatuck on a halcyon day this past summer. We carry on with our memories and hold them close. Know that you are in our thoughts, and loved.

Posted by: Elizabeth Paxson - Saugatuck, MI - friend of family   Jan 19, 2011

My heart is sad for my friends. I am so grateful I know you. For some of us, when we make and keep a lifelong friend, we inherit their family - its history, its high-points, its heroes. I met Anne Hills in 1984, and Margaret and David, her folks not long after. Anne and I both love to sing. We love the great lake between Chicago and Michigan. We love the rich life tapestry the world's cultures offered us, and

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Posted by: Jamie O'Reilly - Chicago, IL - friend   Jan 19, 2011