Thomas C. Hill, 63 of Whiting, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020. Thomas was a draftsman and worked for Ocean County as an Engineer for 32 years before retiring in 2014. Born in Philadelphia, Pa, he spent most of his life in Toms River, retiring to Whiting in 2015. He graduated from Toms River High School North in 1974 and earned his associate degree from Mercer County College. Thomas loved music and played with several local bands including the Christian band New Creation which he founded. He also enjoyed playing basketball and could always be found at Skyview Park looking for a game. Thomas was an active member of the Shore Vineyard Church and Ocean Christian Community for many years.
He is survived by his beloved wife Arleen; two brothers, Stephen Hill and his wife Aileen, David Winters and his fiancee Amy Parenteau; 6 nieces and nephews, Brian, Amanda and Jeffrey Winters, Stephen, Jr., Ryan and Jason Hill.
Visitation will be held at the Shore Vineyard Church, 1 South Main Street, South Toms River on Thursday from 4 to 8. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shore Vineyard Church would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life service is to be held Sunday September 13 from 2 to 5pm at Mathis Plaza Park, 134 Route 166, South Toms River. Remember to bring a folding chair. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved indoors to the Shore Vineyard Church. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, indoor capacity is limited to 90 people and social distancing and masks are required indoors.