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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Blair W. Hills
July 18, 1933 - August 24, 2019

Public Events and Locations

Visitation - Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:30 to 11:00 AM at Southampton Estates, Southampton
Memorial Service - Saturday, August 31, 2019, 11:00 AM at Southampton Estates, Southampton


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Clergy - Southampton Estates - 238 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966 - 215-364-0500 - Map
Donation - Southampton Estates - Samaritan Fund - 238 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966 - 215-364-0500 - Map

Blair W. Hills of Southampton, Pennsylvania died Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Southampton Estates. He was 86 years old. Blair was born July 18, 1933 in Endicott, New York, son of the late Walter Donald Hills and the late Cora Mariah Hills (nee - Frace). He is the beloved husband of the late Marjorie Hills (nee - Hayward); father of Kathie Ida and her husband Takashi, James Hills and his wife Colleen, Sharon Pearson and her husband Robert, and Donald Hills and his wife Cynthia; grandfather of Chelsea Ida, Jordan Ida and his wife Valerie, Jonathan Pearson and his wife Michelle, Rachel Pearson, Daniel Pearson and his wife Kelly, Andrew Pearson, Karis Hills, and Nina Hills; great grandfather of Autumn Pearson, Benjamin Pearson, Donovan Eanes, Anastasia Eanes, Alma Pearson, and Sam Terrazas; brother of Alberta Cook and her husband Robert, Charles Hills and his wife Margie, Walter Hills and his wife Barbara, Carolyn Bernstein and her husband Morris, John Hills and his wife Vickie, Linda Cutting and her husband Tom, the late Glenn Hills and his wife Laverne, and the late Clara HIlls.

Rev. Hills was born, raised, and educated in Endicott, New York, where he graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1951. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952 where he was trained as a radio repairman. He was honorably discharged from the service in July of 1956, and served in the reserves until 1960. He returned to school in 1956, where he attended Philadelphia College of the Bible, now Cairn University, until 1960, and Eastern Baptist Seminary from 1961 to 1963. Rev. Hills was the pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church at Front and Ontario Streets in Philadelphia from 1961 to 1963; was the superintendent of the Helping Hands Rescue Mission in the city from 1964 to 1966; was the pastor of Bethel Chapel Church in the Juniata Park section of the city from 1966 to 1976; was the assistant pastor of Calvary Memorial Church on Roosevelt Boulevard in the city from 1976 to 1978; was pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church on Worthington Road in the city from 1978 to 1985; and was chaplain of Southampton Estates Retirement Community in Southampton, PA from 1985 to 2008.

Relatives and friends were invited to his visitation on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 10:30 A.M. and memorial service at 11:00 A.M. at the Auditorium of Southampton Estates, 238 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966.

Religious services were conducted by Rev. James Zinszer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Southampton Estates - Samaritan Fund, 238 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966.

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