In Loving Memory of...

Steve Hill

Steve Hill was a longstanding volunteer at the New Canaan Red Cross.  After moving to New Canaan from Wilton, he became active in the Chapter in 1989.  Steve joined the board at that time and served for six years.  He was such a valuable member of our board that he was asked to join again in 1998. As Chair in 2001, his guidance during 9/ll proved invaluable as we strived to provide support to the victims.  He served as the chair for four years, which is much longer than we usually ask of a volunteer.  He also was a member of the statewide body and on the Connecticut Regional Blood Services board. 

A Midwest native, Steve received his BBA from the University of Wisconsin and his MBA from Wharton.  A Chartered Financial Analyst, he split his career between investment management and corporate financial management before retiring from corporate life in 2002. 

A member of St. Michaelís Lutheran Church, he served for several years on the Candidacy Committee of the New England Synod of the ELCA.  He enjoyed his membership in the Senior Menís Club and other local groups.  He was an avid tennis, golf, and bridge player and a lover of reading, words, and music.  Steve was an ardent sports fan and cheered for the Green Bay Packers, University of Wisconsin Badgers and the Chicago Cubs.  He loved to travel and had been to all seven continents. 

Steve played an important role in the career path of our executive director Stacey Hafen. During a CPR course at the chapter in 2001 Stacey informed Steve that she planned to go back to work since her children were older.   Within a few months Steve called her to see if she was interested in becoming the director.   Stacey has always been grateful for his guidance and advice during her first year as director. 

Those of us who had the pleasure of knowing him will miss his insight, wisdom and gentle manner.  

Steveís wife Joyce died in 1988.  He is survived by daughters Barbara Hill and Sarah Ellig and her husband Daniel.