CARL HILL SR.

Text Box:  Age 71, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family and friends on October 12, 2006. He fought a courageous seven-month battle with brain cancer.

Carl was born and raised on his family's farm in the beautiful hill country of Schuylkill County, PA. After attending Juniata College, he and his loving wife, Shirley, moved to Wilmington, DE, where he began his career at Atlas Chemical. He entered the life and health insurance business in 1968 first representing Massachusetts Mutual, then, receiving his CLU in 1975. In 1981 he joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware, rising to the position of Manager of Marketing for National Accounts before his retirement in 1999. He is past president of the New Castle County and Delaware Associations of Life Underwriters and was most recently on the Board of Directors of the Association of Health Insurance Agents. His insurance and advisor career is distinguished by his volunteer service to the National Association for Insurance and Financials Advisors (NAIFA) holding many leadership positions during his 36 years of membership. Carl was a member of the board of directors of the Rotary Club of Brandywine and an associate member of the Delaware Veterans Post #1. He was an officer of the Delaware Jaycees and president of the Talleyville chapter.

A loving and caring family man, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Schaeffer Hill; daughter, Lynn D. Jacobson, and husband, Carl, of Newark, DE; son, Craig Hill and fiancÚ Dyan Demoss of Wilmington, DE; son, Carl (Chuck) Hill, Jr. and wife Kim of Wilmington, DE; and four grandchildren, Tyler and Spencer Jacobson and Conor and Morgan Hill.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 17 at 11 am, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1530 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE. Burial was private.