By Catholic Review Staff
Father Edward T. Hill died Feb. 9. He was 78 and had been a priest for 52 years.
At his request, no public funeral Mass will be offered.
A native Baltimorean, Father Hill attended the former parish school of St. Katherine of Siena in Baltimore, Loyola Blakefield in Towson, the former St. Charles Seminary in Baltimore and St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Roland Park where he earned a bachelor’s in sacred theology. In 1960, he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore by Archbishop Francis P. Keough at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland.
Father Hill served at St. John in Westminster for three months in 1960; Our Lady of Hope in Dundalk from 1960 to 1962; and St. Edward in Baltimore from 1962 to 1969. He then served the Archdiocese for Military Services from 1969 to 1996. He was a U.S. Navy chaplain from 1969 to 1979 at the Naval Station in Norfolk, Va.; at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, Calif. and at the naval facility in Port Hueneme, Calif.
Father Hill also served at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Southern Maryland from 1979 until he transferred in 1982 to the naval facility in Parris Island, S.C.
Beginning in 1991, he was stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln and served on other assignments before he retired from the Navy in 1996.
He then attended The Pontifical North American College in Rome and studied at the Institute for Continuing Education before he returned to Baltimore where he was a chaplain at Oak Crest, a senior living community in Parkville, and at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Father Hill retired from active ministry in 2005.
He was involved in social work studies at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He studied at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Feb. 25, 2013 CatholicReview.org