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Pearl N. Hill

Pearl N. Hill                      

COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Pearl N. Hill, 97, of Coudersport, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away with her loving daughter by her side on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in UPMC Cole Long Term Care Unit, Coudersport.

Pearl was born on Friday, February 10, 1922, a daughter of Sim and Lina Mae Goosbey Norman.  She was the widow of the late John Hill.

Pearl was employed by former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as superintendent of his personal residence household staff.  Prior to retiring, she was a seamstress for the Quarter Master of the Federal Government where she made the space suit for Neil Armstrong.

She was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Ernestine “Tina” (Joe) Avery of Shinglehouse.

Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery in Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Pearl’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Pearl, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com



As a frequent visitor to the SKN unit at CCMH, I've had the pleasure to visit with Pearl. On this St Patrick's day, the staff went out of their way to decorate. At dinner Uncle Ed and I shared the table with Pearl while sharing the sunbeams. We spoke of leprachauns, and the fiddles. We chuckled and have a lovely dinner hour. She was always a pleasant lady each time our paths crossed. I'm sure that the Good Lord gained a blessed angel :) God Bless her family. / tina bennett

Tina Bennett Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM