|9/7/2013 10:06:00 AM|
Orlo Richard Hill
Orlo Richard Hill, 90, of Manson, Wash., passed away on August 25, 2013. Orlo was born April 19, 1923 in San Jose, Calif., the third of four boys raised by Russell and Zola Hill in the Willow Glen district. He attended Willow Glen Grammar and Los Gatos High Schools, where he served as student body president of both. He worked at the Permanente Magnesium plant in 1942 while he attended San Jose State College. In 1943 he joined the U.S. Navy and became a Navy Torpedo Pilot with the rank of Lieutenant. After World War II he attended Washington State College, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He has a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
In 1949 Orlo joined the insurance adjusting firm of Brown Brothers Adjusters, working out of the Sacramento and San Jose branches. He rose through the ranks, eventually becoming Senior Vice President and a major shareholder of the BBA, which had 50 branch offices under his supervision. Orlo served as President of the California Insurance Adjusters Association and the Blue Goose Society, both insurance trade organizations. After 36 years Orlo retired in 1985 and moved to Manson, Wash., where he became partners with his brother Bob in the apple growing business.
Orlo married his high school sweetheart, Estelle Siglin, in June 1951, and they raised four children in the Santa Clara Valley of California. After 30 years of a loving marriage Estelle died after a long illness in 1981 at Stanford University Hospital. Orlo retired from his orchard business and married Beverly F. Allen of Manson, Wash. They were married 22 years, created a beautiful home and gardens together, traveled the world, with driving trips to visit family and friends over the United States.
Orlo was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Zola, his three brothers Charles, Robert, and Everett, his wife and mother of their four children Estelle, and his great-grandson Thomas Hayes. He is survived by his wife Beverly F. Allen-Hill and her family; his four children Matthew, Mary, Joan, and Patricia; and his seven grandchildren Claire, Jamison, Colton, Kyle, Rebecca, Jacqueline, and Renee.
Orlo wants all to know he enjoyed a long and bountiful life. Thanks be to God. A private inurnment service will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Chelan, Wash.
Services have been entrusted to Precht Rose Chapel, Chelan.
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