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Obituary of Regina Hill
Olean, NY Regina Hill, 89, passed away Saturday (August 22, 2020) at The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Olean. Born August 22, 1931 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of Thomas and Helen Butkowska Schindler. She was formerly married to George “Bunny” Hill who predeceased her October 7, 1999. Regina was raised in Buffalo, and after her marriage in 1948 to her husband, she moved to Olean from Warsaw. She worked for the former Acme Electric Co. in Allegany for a number of years. She then resided in Franklinville where since 1966 she had owned and operated a beauty salon for many years. In 1990 she moved back to Olean. She was dedicated to service with the Franklinville VFW Auxiliary #9487 and served as its former president. She was also a past president of the Cattaraugus-Allegany County VFW and the District VFW Auxiliary, as well as a life member of the Franklinville Fire Department Auxiliary. Regina belonged to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean and she enjoyed playing bingo, baking, and crocheting. Surviving are 2 children Martha Hill of Olean and Karen Babcock of Rocky Mount, VA ; 4 stepchildren William (Ute) Atwater of Franklinville, Vickie (Al) Raymond of Syracuse, Arnold “Jake” Atwater of Oregon and Caroline Martin of Naples, FL; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Thomas Schindler and Helen Schindler Hosmer; a son John Hill on June 21, 2008; 1 daughter Darlene Fusiara on July 3, 2015; a close companion Ernest Atwater, and her siblings Thomas, Frank, Richard, Stanley, Mary, Eleanor, and Audrey. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. Funeral services will be held Thursday (August 27, 2020) beginning with a prayer service at 9:30am in the funeral home. A funeral service will follow at 10am in the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. Burial will be in Mount Prospect Cemetery in Franklinville. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Basilica of St. Mary of Angels, 202 South Union St., Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
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