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Official Obituary of

Victor "Vic" John Hill IV

February 2, 1994 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 30) 30 Years Old
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Victor "Vic" Hill IV Obituary

Macedon: Victor John Hill IV passed suddenly on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at the age of 30.  Victor is survived by his parents Susan (Schmidt) and Victor Hill, III; siblings, Devin Hill, Adrienne Hill and future brother-in-law Danny Boehm; grandparents, Lynne and Pete Coffey, Jane and Victor Hill, Jr. and Brenda Schmidt; beloved aunts, uncles cousins and friends. 

 Victor loved and appreciated his family and friends deeply and he told us so every chance he got.  He went out of his way to be at every family celebration and was the life of the party.  He had a zest for life and was always looking for the next adventure.  Vic was an outdoorsman and inherited a love for hunting and fishing from his dad.  Victor's other interests included boating, skateboarding, biking, camping and going to festivals and concerts with his friends.  He loved to travel and especially loved extended family vacations on Cape Cod.   Vic was laser focused on living in the present moment and did not worry about saving for the future.  He would always say "I can just make more Money". 

In his short life, he experienced the profound loss of his best friend, and cousin, Benjamin Lawrence, and too many other close friends.  Being the deeply sensitive, and fiercely loyal friend that he was, his way of honoring their memories was to carry them with him every day.  It was a heavy burden that he willingly carried and could not set down.

Victor fought a courageous battle with substance abuse.  Most recently, in April of 2022, Victor embarked on an 8-month rehabilitation program at Turnbridge in New Haven, CT.  He was deeply appreciative of this opportunity made possible by his parents, along with his Grandma Jane and Pops.  He felt the support of the entire family and worked hard at his recovery with every ounce of his being.  While at Turnbridge, he trained and successfully completed the Move to Heal Triathlon.  He swam 1/2 mile, biked 10 miles and ran a 5K.  In January of 2023, Vic graduated from Turnbridge and returned to his home in Palmyra, NY. 

Vic was very intelligent, mechanically inclined, and had a solid work ethic. His positive, upbeat, and high energy style was contagious and had the effect of encouraging teamwork and comradery on the job site.  Upon returning home, he was employed by a construction company based in Ohio which afforded him the opportunity to travel up and down the east coast.  We later learned that on the day of his death, Victor was on his way to Ohio to regain employment and make a fresh start.  Last fall, Victor accepted a position with Zurich Masonry.  He was trying to lean into a stable lifestyle and it seemed to be an excellent fit for Victor.  He loved learning the trade and working outside with the Zurich's who treated him like family.  Vic was also proud of his previous employment at Krenzer Marine in Sodus Point.  It was a great source of family pride when the Habecker's recognized Vic as the Krenzer Marine Employee of the year in December 2018. 

To say Victor will be missed is a big understatement.  We are grateful for both the good times and the hardships because Victor inspired us all to be better.  Somehow "rest in peace" doesn't seem to quite fit.  Vic was not afraid to die and honestly felt it was the next big adventure.  So instead we send our love and wish Victor John happy trails, until we meet again.

Family and friends are invited to gather for a time of visitation on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 3-6PM at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1040 State Route 31, Macedon, NY 14502.  A service of remembrance will be celebrated at 6PM to close out visitation with a time for people to share a special memory.  Victor carried others who passed before him each, and every, day.  By sharing Victor's story he will live on through each of us.  Please visit his tribute wall on his obituary site at www.murphyfuneralservices.com to share a condolence.   In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Victor may be directed to Move to Heal (MTH) Move to Heal Move to Heal seeks to make recovery possible by providing free gym memberships, free individual therapy, and free nutritional programs.  MTH partners with gyms to provide a comfortable, and welcoming, environment with fitness classes and coaching, followed by non-denominational group support and recovery meetings.  

 

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Calling Hours
Friday
February 23, 2024

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Murphy Macedon Chapel
1040 Route 31
Macedon, NY 14502

Time of Remembrance
Friday
February 23, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Murphy Macedon Chapel
1040 Route 31
Macedon, NY 14502

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