Dennis Hill


Dennis Stanley Hill, born Nov. 27, 1940, the son of Betty and Sheldon Hill, died April 19, 2021. He was a graduate of South Kortright Central School and went on to attend college at SUNY Delhi. He later joined Gaylord Shaver on the Shaver farm in the summer of 1958.

He was an active partner in Shaver-Hill Farm with his two sons where they made their transition from dairy to maple in 2004.

Dennis was well known in the community and held many leadership positions near and far. He was an active dairy farmer for over 40 years and maple producer for over 50 years.

He was a member of the Town of Harpersfield Historical Society, a member of fish & wildlife board, a member of the Watershed Agricultural Council board, a past board member for Leader Evaporator Company, a member of New York Farm Bureau, and a member of the New York State Maple Producers Association.

Dennis was an active member in the grange for over 45 years including Colonel Harper Grange, Pomona Grange, New York State Grange and National Grange. He was also a member of the Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District and the New York State Soil & Water Conservation Committee. He was actively involved in the town of Harpersfield town board for over 18 years.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara Morse Hill in 2009.

Dennis is survived by his two sons Dwayne (Marylee) and David (Gloria); his grandchildren Deidra, Damian and Ariel (Nick); his companion and friend Dottie Collins Accurso; siblings Sharon Weigel, Ronnie (Wendy), Shelia (Victor) Haslam, Dean, Diana (Harold) German; several nieces and nephews; and his “Fresh Air son” Paul (Tina) Murphy.

Calling hours will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, 15 Buntline Drive, Stamford. Private burial will take place at the Harpersfield Cemetery, Harpersfield. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Colonel Harper Grange 1508, c/o Tony Thayer, 3833 County Highway 29, Jefferson, NY 12093.

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