Thomas B. Hill, M.D.
East Lansing, Michigan
Tom Hill was born March 18, 1920 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois to Luther Boone and Lena Pearl McCord Hill and lived there till enrolling at the University of Chicago in 1939. His education was interrupted by World War II during which he served in the Army Air Force as a meteorologist. It was during his aviation cadet training that he met and married Josephine Todhunter Still in New York City on August 28, 1943. After the war he completed his medical training through the GI bill at the University of Chicago and did his internship at Blodgett Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a solo general practitioner in Lowell, Michigan from 1951 to 1963 leaving to enter student health service at Michigan State University where he practiced for nineteen years at Olin Health Center. He also served as an Assistant to the Dean in the College of Human Medicine for Admissions and Student Affairs in the formative years of the medical school. In retirement he enjoyed community gardening with the Garden Project, genealogy, collecting books by Lowell authors and attending Elder Hostels. His wife of sixty-one years Josephine died in 2004. He began voice lessons in 2005 and gave many concerts for his friends at Independence Village. He is survived by his two daughters, Peggy of Grand Rapids and Merry Jo and her husband Celestino Hernandez of DeWitt. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. at Independence Village in East Lansing. The family thanks the staff of Independence Village and the caregivers of both Loving Hands Caring Hearts, and Great Lakes Caring Hospice for their loving care of our dad, Tom Hill. Memorial contributions can be made to the Garden Project or the Greater Lansing Food Bank. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. Online condolences may be made at: www.greastlansing.com