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Marvin Douglas Hill Sr.

AMENIA — Marvin Douglas Hill Sr., 86, a longtime area resident formerly of Boston, Mass., died peacefully on Feb. 22, 2022, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Mr. Hill worked as a professional security guard for Boston City Hospital in Boston for over 20 years. He retired in 1987.

Born July 14, 1935, in Amenia, he was the son of the late Mildred (Carl) and Frederick Hill.

He attended school in Amenia and enlisted in the United States Army, where he served as a military police officer before being honorably discharged.

Mr. Hill enjoyed biking on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, driving to Boston to visit his relatives, nature walks, playing pool, perusing through family photo albums, attending live venues at the Sharon Playhouse especially musicals and plays, listening to R& B music from James Brown, The Dells and The Temptations, good food and going to car shows. He was known as a man of great wisdom, great sayings and had an infectious sense of humor.

He had a very caring heart and often took care of family and friends that were in need at his own expense. He was of the Presbyterian faith and attended church in Amenia for many years with his family.

Mr. Hill is survived by five children, Wanda Hill and Margaret Hill of Virginia, Marvin D. Hill Jr. of Poughkeepsie, Wakeitha Kunze of Boston and Johnetta Lafond and her husband, Hashim, of California; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Fredericka Parker of Poughkeepsie and Barbara Young of Princeton, N.J.; his sister-in-law Jeannine C. Hill of Greenwich, N.Y.; his longtime companion, Beth Rhodes of Boston; his dear friend Kate King; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his former wife, Helen Hill; his son, Russell Hill; and his brothers, Kenneth, Porter and Gilbert Hill.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home in Millerton. Funeral services will take place at noon at the funeral home, the Rev. William Mayhew officiating. Burial will follow at Amenia Island Cemetery in Amenia with United States Army Honor Guards in attendance.

Memorial donations may be made to the Millerton American Legion Post 178, 155 Route 44, Millerton, NY 12546; or VFW Post 5444, Route 22, Dover Plains, NY 12522.

To send an online condolence to the family please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com.

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