Created on Thursday, 12 June 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Alvin Ray Shill, 73, of Brooksville, Fla., formerly of Long Island, Indian Lake, and Dayton, passed away Thursday morning, May 29, 2014.
He was born in Dayton on Jan. 3, 1941, to Ray and Charlene June Shill.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca “Becky”; his daughter, Amy (Todd) McCormick of Bellefontaine; son, Gary (Carey) Shill of California, Md.; brother, William “Bill” (Mary Lee) of Louisburg; five grandchildren, Ray and Ryan McCormick and Ethan, Cole and Jonathan Shill; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Upon graduating from Vandalia High School, he volunteered for military service and enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1959. Alvin honorably served his country for four years and most notably served with distinction during the Cuban missile crises as a radar operator afloat.
He was a well-respected, dedicated, and longtime employee of 42 years with Copper Tool-Apex Tool and Die of Dayton.
He was an active member of the High Point Community Center and Golf Club, lifelong fisherman, active bocce player, avid golfer, dedicated father, and loyal husband of 45 years.
In keeping with Alvin’s wishes, there is no memorial service at this time. A memorial service at the Florida National Cemetery and a service at High Point Community Center are being planned for June 22, 2015.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org; or to any High Point Bocce Buddy for improvements to the High Point Bocce Courts.