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CUMBERLAND Joseph Kent Hill, 59, of Cumberland, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Cumberland, Feb. 23, 1958, he was the dear son of the late Charlotte (Shumaker) Hill and Frederick J. Hill Jr., and his wife, "Tootsie" (Buzzard) Hill, Cumberland. Kent was also preceded in death by his close friend, Liz Singleton.
Kent was a graduate of Bishop Walsh High School, class of 1976. Following high school, he worked for the City of Cumberland, Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, and he was a paralegal in the Wittstadt and Wittstadt Law Firm where he conducted real estate transactions.
In addition to his father and step mother, Kent is survived by three brothers, Frederick J. Hill III, Stuart, Fla., Kevin W. Hill Sr., Cumberland, and Michael P. Hill and wife, Jennifer, Annapolis; nephews, Kevin W. Hill Jr. and wife, Jocelyn and their son, Bennett, Matthew R. Hill and wife, Tami, and their son, Thomas, Alex, and Nicholas Hill; niece, Katie Hill; step-sisters, Julie M. Christopher and husband, Todd, and their daughters, McKenzie and Paige, Tammy R. Teaford and husband, Bill, and daughters, Haleigh Bayles and husband, Brian and their son, Karter, and Sydney Brown, and son, Cameron Brown; aunt, Dr. Rosemary "Kimmie" Hill Wittstadt and husband, The Honorable Gerard Wittstadt, Towson; cousins, Gerard "Roddy" Wittstadt Jr. and wife, Lynn, Mark Wittstadt and wife, Kendall, Rosemary Padgett and husband, William, Ann Watson and husband, Christian, John Wittstadt and wife, Lauren, and Ashley Garnher and husband, Paul.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Hill, Matthew Hill, Alex Hill, Nicholas Hill, John Wittstadt, and Gerard Wittstadt.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A.,108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Christian Wake service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 8 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 10 a.m.
Burial will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Kent's memory make memorial contributions to St. Anthony's Place, Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, 300 E Oldtown Road, Suite 2, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com
Published on July 26, 2017
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