Matthew Wayne Hill
November 03, 1959 ‒ September 05, 2019
Formerly of Ostrander, Ohio
Matthew Wayne Hill, age 59, of Ostrander, OH, passed away on Thursday September 5, 2019 after a long battle with MS.
Matt was born on November 3, 1959 in Charleston, WV to Richard E. Hill and Peggy Pfalzgraf Hill. In his teens, the family relocated to Delaware, Ohio, where Matt excelled in sports and was a graduate of Delaware Hayes High School and Bowling Green State University. No matter where Matt lived, he made life-long friends.
After graduation Matt was employed by DuBois Chemicals in Cleveland, Ohio, then transferred to Betz Entec, only to return to DuBois Chemicals, and after a merger, became Regional Sales Director for JohnsonDiversey, Inc. for the West Coast and Western Canada, where he received numerous achievement awards. During his career in California, Matt met his wife, Janette, married, and was blessed with two beautiful girls.
Matt was a loving husband and a devoted Father. Wanting to re-connect with family and friends, Matt uprooted his family and moved back to Delaware. He was a spiritual man and loved being involved with his church where again, new friendships were formed.
Matt’s enduring legacy will comprise his character. All the smiles, laughs, handshakes, and hugs. Later in life for all to witness, a fierce devotion and struggle to remain independent with a sense of pride and dignity.
Matt leaves behind his wife Jeanette, daughters Shannon and Taylor; Father Richard Hill; siblings Catherine Farahay, David Stewart, Shayne Rose, and Sloan Emerson; along with many nieces, nephews, and greats. He is proceeded in death by his Mothers Peggy Pfalzgraf Hill and Patricia Stewart Hill; his brother Scott Stewart; and his grandparents Walter and Lillian Hill.
A visitation and service are scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2019 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. with a service being held from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Delaware Christian Church, 2280 West Williams St., Delaware, Ohio 43015. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow the service from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at The Flats on Houk, 1000 Solomon Square, Delaware, Ohio 43015. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Delaware Christian Church or the MS Society.