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“Irving,Joey, Mary & Madaline I am sorry for your loss of your Dad. He will be missed by all.You are all in my heart all the time. Aunt Sally ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Sally Pugliese - Utica, NY

“To honor a great elder and true "warrior"...our pledge will always be in my heart. God bless you joe. Love always, karen ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: karen o'donnell - syracuse, NY

“Joe,You were a great friend to me and all the employees at the Big M.You were a kind and giving man who will be greatly missed.Our thoughts and...Read More »
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“Maggie, Peter, Patti & Peter: I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May it help to know that he is now...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Pat Bradbury - Normandy, TN

“Joe, one of the most loving, caring men one could ever know. you will forever remain in my heart and thoughts .an unselfish person. my prayers for...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: charlene (chick) capron - NY

Joseph J. 'Tenderfoot" Hill Woodgate Joseph J. "Tenderfoot" Hill 92, of Woodgate passed away peacefully on Sunday April 21, 2013 at the Presbyterian Home surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on December 18, 1920 in Plainfield, NJ a son of the late Joseph and Grace (Brown) Hill. Joe served his country with honor in the United States Army during World War II in the European and African Theater Campaign, in the Big Red Army. He also served in the National Guard for many years retiring as Master Sgt. On February 1, 1945 in Utica he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Gilbert a blessed union of over 53 years, Mrs. Hill died in 1998. Joe was employed with the Iron Workers Local Union 440 in Utica for many years and also was a member of the Teamsters Painter Union and was well known as a local painter. He was a member of the Search and Rescue Team in Old Forge for many years, he also was a graduate of the International Correspondent School of Art and was registered as an artist. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and also wood carving and was known for his Totem Pole Carvings throughout the area. He also served as a spokesmen for many Indian Reservations. He is survived by his children Irving and Dawn Hill of Utica, Joseph and Laura Hill also of Utica, Mary Nephew of Clinton and Madaline "Maggie" and Peter Kravec of Clayville. He also leaves his grandchildren, Raymond Hill and Michael and Loree Hill, Katie Hill, Ray & Joe, Brenda and John Powers, Margaret Pendolf, Patti Kimball and Adam Coffin, Peter and Shari Kravec and Renee Welty. Also 17 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. He also leaves his special family Curtis and Elizabeth Nelson and their children, Tehonerahtathe and Kawennenhawi and her husband Leo Fox. He also leaves several nieces and nephews He was predeceased by a son Michael Hill and a daughter Gail Florentino, his sisters, Ruth Bernard and Grace Rovilitto and a brother, Wallace Manning. The family wishes to offer a very special thank you to his many caregivers including Bill and Betty Hasenauer and Don Murdock and a special thank you to his co-worker and friend Johnny Crow. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11: 30 AM at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home 13 Oxford Rd. New Hartford. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. For those who wish please consider the Disabled American Veterans Stars & Stripes #82 301 Bleecker St. Utica, NY 13501. in his memory, envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. For online expressions of sympathy please go to

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