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Stephen Mark Hill

March 29th, 1944 - August 13th, 2020

Stephen was born on March 29, 1944, to Mark and Irene Thomas Hill in Frankford, WV. He died August 13, 2020, in Cocoa Beach, Fl. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister Linda Kay. Due to his frequent health issues as a child, his parents moved to Daytona Beach when he was nine. Later his father was asked to supervise the Sherwin Williams store in Cocoa, FL. Steve graduated from Cocoa High School (now Rockledge High School) and went to Brevard Junior College (now Eastern Florida State College) and then to University of Florida. He attended King St. Baptist Church in Cocoa and was on the church softball team. He met his future wife Lynne there as her uncle was team manager. After graduating from UF, he and Lynne were married in1968 and he began teaching at his alma mater. When the school name was changed to Rockledge High, he chose to remain there and taught Business classes (Typing, Accounting, Business Math) and later computers, photography (a life-long hobby,) Web design and others for 40 years. He was always ready to help others with questions about classes, photography or just about anything else. He and Lynne got M.Ed. degrees from UCF in 1974. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island. He and Lynne had no children but devoted themselves to their teaching careers. They traveled ad often as the limited budget would allow and got to take photographic cruise in Prince William Sound, AK, adding a few extra days with good friends. They also took photo workshops with professional photographer in Kalispell, MT, and got some unbelievable photos of bobcats, snow leopards, cougars, bears, wolves, coyotes and so many others, including a porcupine named “Phyllis Quiller.” He was a plant lover and spent years raising orchids and just about anything else, even though his wife did not care for anything with spines, spikes, sharp edges. He was a regular customer at Rockledge Gardens Nursery. He loved just about all animals, but Lynne tried to keep him grounded to Persian cats, a hobby where they made many friends. Since Lynne was a Social Studies teacher, he also got interested in American History, especially the Civil War, and they often visited Civil War battlefields where Lynne picked up interesting tidbits that would interest her students, most of whom would never be able to visit such places. They took hundreds of photos and slides which she would show her students. The family request no flowers. Please send contributions to the Civil War Preservation Trust, a non-profit organization to preserve our history; your local food bank; your local animal shelter; or the American Diabetes Association.

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Vicki lacy

I met Steve and Lynne in my single digit years. I have fond memories of our relationship through the years, even my own children see them as family. I always considered the Hill’s as my second Mom and Dad and knew they would be there if needed, in 2018 they were when my mother passed suddenly. My heart is saddened with Steve’s passing. Again I feel as if I’ve lost a feeling of security. Steve was a hero to my generation as a teacher with his kind and generous selflessness. I loved to view the beautiful picture that he loved to share and those orchids some didn’t even look real. I will miss he’s voice, smile and dry sense of humor. Rest In Peace please give my mom a hug for me. Loves, Saddened

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Marjorie Ebersbach

Lynne, my sincerest sympathy to you and to Steve's family. I always looked forward to seeing you and Steve and discussing mutual interests. He will be missed by so many friends, colleagues and former students. You are in my prayers and I think of you often. Marjorie

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Sue Smith

I loved his photography. I got a print of a Montana Wolf for my brother and offered to pay. He would take no money . He had an awesome talent. His students were so fortunate. Sue smith

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Tiffany Taylor-Jones

Reading Mr.Hill's obituary took me back in time to my own days as a student connected with the Hill family. THANK YOU FOR BEING THE EDUCATORS AND HUMANS YOU CHOSE TO BE--sharing your passions, inspiring others, and being apart of the GOOD WORK in education. The impact of your family lives on in all of us. Sending all my love and continuous prayers that peace surrounds your family at this difficult time. Love, Tiffany Taylor-Jones and Family

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Jackie Lewis

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Kathy Moore

My heartfelt condolences to Steve's family. It was a privilege to know and work with Steve at RHS. Not many people may know just how generous Steve was because he did everything quietly. One year at school, during Homecoming Week, about ten of us dressed up as Steve for Twin Day (white dress shirts, powder in our hair, name tags - 'Hello, my name is Steve Hill' and Tasmanian Devil ties) and surprised him. I hope he knew what a compliment that was to him. He is missed. Rest in Peace Steve. KM

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Jackie Lewis

My condolences to Lynne and Stephen's family at this time. He will be remembered in stories and through all the students lives he touched! Love you, my dear Lynne! From Jackie Lewis

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Saundra

Lynne, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

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Doug Pollitt

I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing I had the privilege to attend a photo workshop with Steve and Lynne in Montana several years ago. He was a fine gentleman and we kept in touch via email. My condolences to his sweet wife Lynne , his friends and family. R.I.P. my friend!

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