Obituary: Michael W. Hill

BRINY BREEZES — Michael W. Hill died Nov. 6, surrounded by his three children. He was 73.
8241227271?profile=RESIZE_180x180Mr. Hill was born in Detroit to Albert and Pat Hill, and spent his formative years in northeast Ohio. He is survived by his three sisters: Susan Sack, Kathy Barbero and Peggy Hill.
Mr. Hill received his bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 1970. While there, he met his first wife and mother of their three children: Clinton Hill, Bronwyn Koopman and Brecken Danner. 
At Kent State he found his passion for law, and received his law degree from the University of Akron in 1973.  
Mr. Hill was a member of the Ohio, Illinois and Florida bar associations, and had a successful 25-year career in banking, before going into private practice. Active in local politics, he served on the Highland Beach Town Commission, as vice mayor of Highland Beach, and as mayor of Briny Breezes.
Mr. Hill settled in South Florida with the love of his life and wife of 32 years, Shirley Smith-Hill. Mike and Shirley enjoyed traveling and were active in their support of various charities.  Shirley preceded Mike in death in 2016. 
The Hills were proud of their children and enjoyed watching them marry their spouses — Leslie Hill, Mike Koopman, and Kyle Danner — and start families. Mr. Hill is survived by three children and 12 grandchildren. 
— Obituary submitted by the family

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